Kahiki Foods, the premier provider of
frozen Asian foods, is currently looking for a driven, results oriented,
Food Scientist to apply scientific principles toward food products while
managing the bench top development through plant trial implementation of
new product development, line extensions, cost reductions and quality
improvements. This position will provide regulatory and technical insight
along with food science research support as a product and ingredient expert
on all Kahiki branded and non-branded products.
- Plan and create timelines to
formulate new products and modifying existing product formulas based
on team project approvals
- Develop products from concept
to product launch that meet consumer satisfaction, profit margin, and
fit within current production parameters
- Manage R & D plant trials
and product launches
- Work with cross functional
teams on projects and meet project timelines
- Analyze test results, create presentations and present technical
concepts to non-technical audiences.
- Conduct product showings and
- Provide technical assistance
to Operations and QA
- Conduct cooking validation
tests and write cooking instructions
- Participate in facilitating
- Create nutrition facts panel
and ingredient statements for all products ensuring they meet required
- Plan and conduct the sensory
evaluation on new ingredients, flavors and finished products,
including shelf studies
- Establish preliminary product
specifications on new products and update as needed
- Work with Procurement to
source new quality and cost effective ingredients and complete
documentation including specifications on new raw materials
- Gain and share current
technical knowledge and food trends including quarterly competitive
- Develop ideas for savings,
innovation and quality improvements that are relevant to the business
- Some travel required
- BS in Food Science or related
field required. Culinary degree will be considered.
- 2 to 5 years work experience
in food industry, CPG preferred
- Strong project management
skills including planning and organizing many projects at one time.
- Self-starter with minimal or
no supervision required.
- Technical knowledge and
formulation experience a must.
- Sensory and organoleptic
abilities. Must be able to taste a wide variety of foods with no known
- Strong knowledge in food
- Experience in new product
development, frozen food, protein and sauces is desirable
- Familiarity with sensory
evaluation methodology for food product development
- Excellent ability to
collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships
Kahiki offers a competitive compensation
package including; bonus opportunities, 401- k, vacation, medical, vision,
and dental benefits, and paid holidays.
Kahiki Foods, Inc.
1100 Morrison Rd
Gahanna, OH 43230
Fax (614) 322-3199
Kahiki Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer.