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Food Applications Technologist
Gold Medal Products Company - Cincinnati, OH


Gold Medal Products, now in its 84th year, is the market leader in the manufacture of concession equipment and related food products.

The Food Applications Technologist is responsible for leading all aspects of new product development, improving existing products formulation, cost saving through formulation and ingredient sourcing. This position has high visibility interaction with customers to lead and influence them into new products. This position works with all category business teams: purchasing, marketing, operations, sales, customer service and engineering.


1.Create new and improve existing products. Investigate, source new ingredients and cost savings.
2.Generate product specifications and nutritional values.
3.Develop direct vendor relationships, specification and documentation for vendor approval.
4.Product development: formulation, cost sourcing ingredients, shelf life. Assist in manufacturing first production run to meet and generate product specification.
5.Work with business units to optimize products physical performance, shelf life, manufacturability and packaging.
6.Train customers, sales and present technical, as well as, practical knowledge of products composition, functionality and characteristics.
7. Key role in FDA, USDA, religious and audit compliance.
8. Must be able to communicate at every level of business categories.
9. Must be able to execute and manage multiple concurrent projects.
10.Perform special projects as required by management.

Minimum Requirements: 5 or more years of application experience in food products design, formulation, costing/pricing, flavor application of sweet, salty, dry and liquid food products.
Bachelor Degree, preferred in one of the following: Food Science, Nutrition, Food Processing Advanced flavor application knowledge in dry and liquid productsDetailed knowledge with food products labeling as outlined under FDA/FSMA, Food Packaging, and Food Labeling and Allergens (FALCPA) guidelines.
Generate nutritional facts. Knowledge of Genesis SQL is preferred.
Certification and knowledge in HACCP.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.Strong interpersonal skills.
2.Able to organize and complete multiple assignments while working under time constraints.
3.Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.
4.Must have strong work ethic and a high energy level.
5.Self-starter: results and detail oriented.
6.Computer skills required with proficiency in MS Office applications, Bar Tender and Genesis SQL7.

Must be able to work days, some weekends and trade shows.

Please submit a cover letter that expresses your qualification to excel in this position.

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