Manufacturing Position Type: Employee FLSA Status: Exempt
and depth of knowledge in food technology regarding product development,
product quality maintenance, and technical service. Role model and
demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity,
diversity, inclusion and safety of others.
Essential Job Functions:
regulatory and technological changes that affect the food industry by
maintaining professional contacts with peers in industry, universities,
and government agencies.
and recommend new processes/new equipment, and technologies that may be
appropriate to manufacturing, distribution, quality assurance and
retailing within The Kroger Co.
new products and processes, improve existing processes while containing
costs and maintaining product quality.
technical assistance to Kroger manufacturing plants in the areas of
analytical and processing techniques for new product development, new
process development, and technical service.
with Corporate Technology, Retail, and Manufacturing staff in leading
problem identification and resolution.
differences in manufacturing processes between various operations to
improve quality and costs of products, and operational efficiency.
excellence in project planning, execution, and timing through project
evaluation and use of available resources to expedite project
programs to keep Kroger plants current in ingredients, processing and
bench top product development, pilot plant development work, conduct
plant trials of new products and processes, and make recommendations
for needed changes.
ingredient and manufacturing costs of existing products while
maintaining or improving product quality.
information on testing techniques and quality assurance procedures for
plants; audit product quality, plant conditions, and consumer comments;
and initiate correcting deficiencies.
and maintain raw material, in-process, purchased products and finished
product specifications documents.
and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete
performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.
be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or
without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Degree in Food Science or related field.
excellence in project planning, problem solving and execution
years' experience in Product Development and/or plant production.
in Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
verbal and written communication skills.
to travel independently.
Desired Previous Job Experience
in manufacturing environment.
Education Level: Bachelor's
Required Required Travel: Up to 25% Required Certifications/Licenses: None Position Type: Full-Time Regions: General Office- Cincinnati
at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality
products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been
established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing
provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in
Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance,
Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work
force programs provide technically challenging rotations with
cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to
learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and
training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare
our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a
successful career at Kroger.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 368,000
associates who serve customers in 2,641 supermarkets and multi-department
stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local
banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons,
Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also
operates 786 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,218 supermarket
fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by
Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger
relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more
than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food
and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding
America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a
proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S.
Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club.