The Food Technologist formulates and assists in the scale up
of a wide variety of fresh, healthy, savory food products; independently
manages multiple projects, and works effectively with cross-functional
internal and client teams.
degree in Food Science or related field.
least 2 years of food product development experience; 5 years experience preferred.
knowledge of food science and technology.
experience a plus.
FUNCTIONS: Functions, Duties & Responsibilities
food products from concept to commercialization that meets customers’
specifications and needs.
products within cost parameters as required.
product specifications; develop nutrition facts and product labeling
plant trial runs and production start-ups, adapting formulas and
processes as required.
closely with Procurement to source new and cost effective ingredients.
product information and technical support to customers.
technical support and training to Quality Assurance, Production and
closely with production and Quality Assurance on development and
process flow on new products and improvements to existing products.
with QA, conduct shelf life studies, evaluate product stability and
process flow and recommend product shelf life.
new products adhere to federal and food industry standards.
communicate with R&D manager on project updates.
special projects and duties as assigned.
CORE COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-
Language Skills - Able to read and communicate fluently in English. Demonstrates
professional level writing and verbal communication skills.
Communication – Expresses himself/herself verbally in a clear, concise and
persuasive manner. Listens actively and demonstrates empathy when
appropriate. Builds rapport with others. Adjusts communication style
appropriately in interactions with other employees, business contacts and
customers. Communicates effectively with people across the organization.
Produces clear, concise and well-organized written documents. Uses standard
grammar effectively in oral and written communications.
Innovation – Displays original
thinking and creativity; Develops highly innovative approaches and ideas;
Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving
work; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’
Team Work – Exhibits strong interpersonal skills. Maintains a
professional demeanor and promotes positive interactions and co-operative
working relationships with clients, other employees and business leaders.
Collaborates effectively and cross-functionally with others at all levels
within the organization; Fosters trust and cooperation among co-workers,
customers and suppliers; Treats others with consideration and respect. Exhibits objectivity
and openness to others’ views; Adapts to change and is open to new ideas and
responsibilities. Contributes to building positive team spirit; Puts success
of team above own interests. Works well in a team environment and
motivates others to achieve exceptional levels of performance.
Productivity and Planning - Takes initiative and
demonstrates a good work ethic; Works independently and efficiently in a dynamic
environment. Manages multiple tasks/projects and competing priorities in
an effective manner; Plans work and sets priorities in keeping with
department and organizational objectives; Able to work under pressure and meet
deadlines in a changing and fast paced work environment; Keeps supervisor and
others informed of progress. Takes responsibility for own actions, results
Fuji Food Products is a leading manufacturer
and nationwide distributor of fresh savory foods. We are the largest
manufacturer and distributor of packaged sushi in the country. Under
recognized brands such as Fujisan, and Okami,
among others; our products include salads, sandwiches, wraps, platters,
rice bowls, organic edamame, spring rolls, veggie burgers and other
appetizing grab-and-go meals and snacks. These fresh healthy products can
be found in airports, convenience stores, major grocery stores, club format
stores and other retail locations across 45 states. The Company has three
production facilities and 7 major distribution centers. All corporate
manufacturing facilities are fully USDA, FDA and GFSI certified.
We recognize that our
success depends on the loyalty and commitment of individual employees who
work together as a team to accomplish goals. We offer employees a safe,
friendly, team-oriented environment where employees can learn, grow and
succeed at meeting challenging yet realistic performance objectives in a
We offer competitive pay; Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance;
voluntary coverage (STD, LTD, Critical Illness, Accident); an Employee
Assistance Program (EAP); a 401k retirement savings plan; Sick, Vacation
and Holiday Pay, plus a great working environment, a culture of trust and
growth opportunities for our employees.
We appreciate your interest in Fuji Food Products, part of the
Meruelo Group. We are an equal opportunity
employer. The Company will provide equal employment opportunities to all
applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex,
gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. We also
prohibit harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these
protected categories. When completing this application, you may exclude
information that would disclose or otherwise reference your race, religion,
age, sex, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other
status protected by federal or state law. If you have any questions or need
assistance or any accommodation in completing this application, please
contact your local Fuji Food Products HR Department at http://www.fujifood.com/contact.html.