Corporate/ Food Technologist
- Massillon, OH
development of product recipes, seasonings and base formulation for Shearer’s
products. Assure product development compliance for new products
to meet kosher, USDA organic, GFSI (SQF) and other regulatory
needs. Support the creation of nutritional panels, ingredient decks
and Shearer’s new product development QA and R&D related needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the
following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Develop, plan, manage and
execute the steps and stages of Shearer’s product formulation and
seasoning development. Accurately set up and launch new
products ensuring NLEA and other legal and regulatory compliance.
- Collaborate and partner with
external suppliers (especially seasoning suppliers) to source resources,
solve challenges and contribute to Shearer’s commitment to ongoing
product innovation and taste, texture and appearance excellence.
- Manage active product changes
and transitions to ensure nutritional and regulatory compliance on all
packaging and labels.
- Work with QA and sanitation to
communicate allergens or other food safety and nutritional concerns to
ensure accurate product launches with gold standard quality.
- Work with Shearer’s technical
processing team to execute production of new products.
- Coordinate with QA department
to build, manage and maintain processes that ensure 100% packaging and
nutritional declaration accuracy.
- Maintain accurate and effective
research and development records, documentation and version control of
new formulation, seasoning, and raw material evaluations.
- Support best practices and SOPs
with regards to shelf life studies, product material evaluations and
identify areas of opportunity for quality
improvements. Support sourcing team in selection and
procurement of ingredients.
- Track and the development of
new and proposed products’ technical ingredient and raw material
specifications including key quality assurance components of allergens,
nutritional information, shelf life and more.
- Build a working knowledge of
all production lines and the processes involved in product
manufacturing. Understand the impact of these processes on
the finished product with respect to nutritional composition and
- Create new product bases and
seasonings and conduct proof of concept work.
- Provide technical product
support to sales team with regards to ingredients, NLEA, marketing
claims and food business regulatory issues.
- Consult with management and
review assigned product project proposals to determine goals, time
frames, funding, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing
requirements, and allotment of resources.
- Four year degree in Food
Science or a closely related field.
- 1 - 3 years of experience in a
similar role in the food industry.
- Knowledge of the applicable
- Demonstrated ability to work
cross functionally in an integrated operating environment.
- Technical acumen with passion
for continuous learning.
- Ability and willingness to stay
current with food industry trends especially related to product
development and regulatory requirements.
- Ability to travel as needed.