This individual will be responsible for guaranteeing
the innovation, the research and development, and optimization of products,
building on the company values and quality standards. They will ensure
compliance with safe food practices and will develop project plans, monitor
and report project progress against timelines. This position will interact
directly with the CEO, as well as Production, Purchasing, Quality
Assurance, and Marketing departments to deliver products that are
consistent with Vosges Haut-Chocolat business
strategies and goals.
- Research, develop, and test
new food items and new or alternative ingredients to improve existing
- Adjusts recipes during
culinary testing via input from Katrina Markoff/CEO.
- Generate recipes, procedures
and complete specifications to ensure consistent execution of products
according to VHC standards.
- Keeps current on food trends
and new product development, especially those related to chocolate and
the confectionery industry.
- Assist in identification,
development, refinement and planning of new product concepts that will
meet business strategies.
- Responsible for tracking
product consumption, labor hours, food cost, etc., as necessary to
gauge overall profitability of test goals.
- Manage development of
experimental formulas, processing procedures and specifications for
new or improved products that meet project parameters, marketing
goals, food regulations and operation feasibility.
- Develop, monitor and report
project status to ensure timely formulation changes, while working
with internal departments and external resources to develop recipes
and methods of food production.
- Manage large batch trial runs
to validate or modify formulas and processing procedures to ensure
reproducibility of the finished product.
- Follow new products/recipes
from conceptualization to actual production (small trial,
large batch trial, mould testing,
packaging, launch date, etc.)
- Document, coordinate and
train internal employees on procedures to support the launch of new
and current products.
- Responsible for sourcing new
raw ingredients, organic ingredients and secondary sources.
- Develop a working
relationship with suppliers and recognize new trends in raw material
market place for a potential integration into a new or optimized
- Responsible to ensure smooth
execution and successful delivery of projects by applying good
practices of project management.
- Solicit information regarding
future product requirements to collectively address opportunities.
- Work with Quality Assurance
to manage required product and validation prior to launch a product
(testing including but not limited to shelf-life, stability, retains,
analytical, raw material, sensory tasting).
- Establish and maintain
procedures and guidelines for Research & Development from concept
idea to final product.
- Establish and maintain
precise and accurate documents including but not limited to formulas,
processing procedures, specifications, project status reports and
- Will have through knowledge
of Vosges Haut-Chocolat standard operating
procedures for product manufacturing
- Will have demonstrated
knowledge of how to table and seed temper
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong math skills
- Solid presentation skills
- Able to communicate
effectively with senior management and vendors, both orally and
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Documentation accuracy,
organization, analytical and follow-up skills are critical
- Ability to multi-task and
prioritize in a fast paced environment
- Ability to recognize and
identify subtle flavour differences in
- Knowledge in food science,
ingredients functionality and food processing
- Culinary degree from
accredited culinary school
- Minimum 3-5 years of relevant
work experience (chocolate preferred)
- Outstanding communication and
- Can work as part of a team or
- Experience in new product
development and production start-ups and troubleshooting
- Capable of formulation in a
- Ability to handle pressure
and take direction in a demanding environment
- Bilingual (Spanish)
- Knowledge of Vosges Haut-Chocolat products
- Outgoing, enthusiastic and
Thank you for your time and interest in employment with
Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Your resume will be
reviewed, once received, and a Vosges representative will contact you if
additional followup is needed.
About Vosges Haut-Chocolat:
Vosges Mission: Vosges Haut-Chocolat®
you to an experiential realm of storytelling through
the medium of
chocolate. By means of esteemed craftsmanship and
innovation, we inspire you to interact with the world
Value No.1 – We uphold our brand experience as our
priority, delivered through the quality and
our artisanal chocolate, thoughtful narratives, and
Value No.2 – We champion ethical and environmentally
sustainable practices, and are accountable for our
we create chocolate with a worldview.
Value No.3 – We inspire and model innovation, taking
and pushing the boundaries of chocolate conventions.
Value No.4 – We celebrate a diversity of ideas,
backgrounds, and interests in our people and our
Value No.5 – We foster collaboration, flexibility,
spontaneity and positive, solution-driven thinking.
Value No.6 – We approach our guests, partners and one
another with fairness, open-mindedness and integrity.
Value No.7 – We strive to deliver with grace in all
Vosges Haut-Chocolat offers a
team-work environment within a business casual,
environment. We offer excellent career growth
competitive salary package, profit sharing, 401(k),
life insurance, as well as paid time-off. For
information on Vosges Haut-Chocolat
please visit our website at:
Vosges Haut-Chocolat is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified candidates please submit your resume to HR at
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