Food Technologist – Materials - Kansas City, MO
· Collection and upkeep of data and documentation for raw materials from suppliers; which will be maintained in database.
· Define raw material landscape and identify where alternate materials are needed in anticipation of changing market trends.
· Develop process for evaluation to include sourcing, formulation, sensory and stability and put into practice for potential alternative materials.
· Develop specifications for new raw materials, review and strengthen current specifications.
· Evaluate alternate suppliers and collaborate with Purchasing on raw material issues.
· Collection and upkeep of data and documentation for co-manufactured products; which will be maintained in database.
· Meet requests of external customers for a variety of product specific details (domestic and international).
· Assist with identification and resolution of product quality issues.
· Serve as the link between Product Development and internal/external suppliers regarding raw material solutions
· Participate in an environment of exploration and investigation on projects assigned within cross-functional teams and the R&D/QA department.
· Work closely with internal departments to define project objectives.
· Anticipate key technical issues and integrate data and knowledge to recommend solutions.
· Interpret and simplify technical issues into key messages and recommendations across multiple platforms (raw materials, finished product data).
· Provide written/oral reports to key personnel and project leaders.
· Bachelor’s degree or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a grad date of May/June 2016 in Food Science, Chemistry or Biology
· Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Power Point, Word)
· Experience using statistical methods to analyze data, write reports and provide recommendations
· Experience managing multiple complex projects concurrently
· R&D or QA experience in the food industry
· Able to support development of effective processes and systems to manage department objectives
· Database development and management experience in Access or Excel
· Strong attention to detail
· Ability to work independently and within team environment
Employment by Russell Stover is contingent
upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug
screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background
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