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Food Technologist Job - Plano, TX

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Date: Jun 6, 2014

Location: Plano, TX, US

Company: Yum! Brands


Food Technologist


Food Innovation


Plano, Texas






This position is responsible for product development of Pizza Hut ingredients. It includes working with suppliers and internal team members to develop ingredients that will meet our consumer, marketing, operation, and finance goals.

The person holding this position will have the underlying science and technology knowledge to support and/or lead product development and commercialization of all ingredients within the Core & New product Portfolio for Pizza Hut.


  • Support development of new products meeting Pizza Hut & Wing Street’s marketing goals & consumer parameters.
  • Meet product development timelines as established for each project.
  • Prioritize tasks in order to support multiple project timelines and stage gates effectively.
  • Leverage Industry professionals – suppliers, 3rd party consultants, governmental regulatory agencies, and Yum! partners to Build Know that will achieve project goals.

- Manage Supplier relationships to ensure project goals and timelines are communicated and met at all times.
- Conduct product development activities in a planned and effective manner including solid Design of Experiment testing and thorough, robust execution of experiments.
- Maintain organized and concise records of all product development activities.
- Support transition of products from culinary through product development phase to commercialization of ingredients and successful rollout to restaurants.
- Work with cross functional teams to develop products meeting our consumer and marketing goals, production systems for our stores, and cost design to meet our financial goals
- Ongoing technical support for products including assistance with field product performance that may require travelling
- Evening work may be required depending on the project


- Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related discipline.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in QSR/Food Manufacturing Industries with a proven track record in innovation and demonstrated successes with product development activities is desired.
- Passion for food & science along with a very positive outlook to learn and effect change.
- Attention to detail and ability to problem-solve, including predicting and responding to swift work environment changes is required.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills necessary
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point is desired.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
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