Assists in culinary-driven product development from ideation through full
commercialization. This includes formulation and hands on sample assembly.
Has responsibility for the commercialization of new
formulations for scale up in full production. This includes documenting
ingredient specifications, nutra facts data, analytical information, drafting final formulas and
writing batching procedures.
Has responsibility over the maintenance of all
existing formulations. This includes documenting changes over the life
cycle of all products.
Has direct responsibility for the generation of preliminary nutra-facts panels and order of ingredients using
Genesis Software for all new product development.
Has direct responsibility of the maintenance of all
formulas in Genesis. This includes organizing, updating and maintaining the
data bank of ingredients and formulas. This also includes documenting
changes over the life cycle of all products.
Initiates and oversees the evaluation of shelf life
studies of all fresh foods. Maintains all documentation and communication
of results with Sales and Marketing and Quality Control.
Maintains cross functional communication with all
team members and acts as a resource to Sales and Marketing, Quality,
Purchasing and Production on an as needed basis.
Assist in the sourcing of new packaging supplies as part of specific
programs and new product development efforts
Compare and document the potential impact on products
and labels of any supplier or ingredient changes. Prepare a review of
recommendations for the team and a final sign off for any specification
Collaborate on the approval of all first production
runs of all new items. Prepare a review and sign off with any
Develop and document the handling instructions and
cooking procedures for any new products that require it. For example-
Microwave, Merry Chef, or re-thermalizer cooking
A bachelor’s degree in food science or culinary science from an accredited
institution is required. Strong computer, interpersonal and communication
skills. A minimum of 4 years’ experience in an R & D roll with a food
manufacturing company. Strong understanding of nutra
facts panels and expertise with all aspects of nutritional profiling
software specifically, Genesis. A proven track record in the
commercialization of new products with preferred experience around the
processing of fresh produce and kettle cooked soups and sauces with frozen,
refrigerated or ambient storage.
Job Type: Full-time
- Genesis Software: 4 years
- Research & Development
roll with a food manufacturing company: 4 years