Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752 - US
Kenís Foods is looking for a self-motivated, team-oriented
Food Scientist to join our team in Marlborough, MA. The Food Scientist
will participate in the development and reformulation of products from
concept to commercialization. The position requires a Bachelorís Degree
in Food Science or applicable science and 3-5 years of food related
experience and or training in a related field
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following
New Product Development/Product Improvements/Cost reductions
(80%). Able to work with key National Account customers to deliver new
dressings and sauces.
Develop samples using research lab, pilot lab, and
manufacturing facilities that meet customerís criteria.
Build a working knowledge of all production lines and the
processes involved in product manufacturing. Understand the impact of these
processes on the finished product.
Provides solutions to a wide range of problems by applying
technical knowledge and experience.
Manage active product changes and transitions to ensure
nutritional and regulatory compliance on all packaging and labels.
Support best practices and SOPs with regards to shelf life
studies, product material evaluations and identify areas of opportunity for
Support sourcing team in selection and procurement of
Operate with moderate supervision
Coordinate and complete small and medium projects or manages
segments of larger projects. Defines project objectives, organizing and
prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.
Provide technical support to Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing,
and external customers in the areas of product features and benefits, product
solutions, and ingredient functionality.
Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support Kenís
Foods business objectives.
Provides technical support to Operations to resolve product
related production issue by identifying root cause, develop technical
solutions, and implement changes.
Documents all formulas, process development and tests which
have been conducted and records results of such tests according to department
Maintains a sanitary, safe and orderly work environment.
Ability to work effectively with Product Development peers,
Project Team members and plant personnel to drive results.
Ability to coach/lead less experienced Product Development
Ability to collaborate with customers to determine
requirements and design customized products.
Working within a laboratory environment.
Working knowledge of food manufacturing, quality and food
safety systems, sanitation, allergens, SOPís and
PC Skills (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and
the ability to create spreadsheets, computer analysis, report writing, and
Able to accept and interpret direction competently and
Effectively manage priorities and dynamic deadlines.
Self-motivated, flexible and positive in a fast-paced business
Efficient time management and communication.
Problem-solving and analytical skills.
Demonstrated technical expertise / PD experience.
Flexible and positive in a fast-paced business environment.
Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety
Ability and willingness to travel at least 10 Ė 20%.
Education and/or Experience
Requires a Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Culinary Arts,
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. Masterís degree is
Minimum 3 - 7 years of product development experience.
Technical expertise in the dressings and sauces category is preferred.
ABOUT KENíS FOODS
Ken's Food's is a family owned and operated company that
produces high quality dressings, sauces and marinades. Ken's Foods, Inc was incorporated in 1958, and currently has plant
operations in Marlborough, Massachusetts, McDonough, Georgia, and Las Vegas,
Nevada. In addition, Ken's employs over 800 employees nationally.
Today, between our Retail Grocery Products and Food Service divisions, we
produce and package over 400 varieties of dressings and sauces. A lot
of people also come to Ken's for custom-made dressings and sauces. Others,
like Paul Newman, even bring in their own ideas for dressings, and ask us to
produce and bottle them. Ken's Foods continues to experience
outstanding growth and the future looks even brighter.