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Food Technologist - Arlington Heights, IL
Employee Type: Full-Time
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Job Type: Science
Experience: Not Specified
Date Posted: 7/7/2016
Lead development for assigned projects including bench-top product prototypes based on criteria provided by the project scope and team strategy meeting.
Participate in or support customer product presentations and internal cuttings as designated by project.
Follow-through on sample refinements based on internal cutting results and customer feedback.
Use resources wisely resources to optimize the quality and speed of new product development.
Participate in of sourcing raw materials for bench-top samples and initial plant runs.
Oversee initial production runs of new products and testing runs.
Participate in project roll-out meetings as designated by Stage Gate process
Understand ingredients cost against target finished good cost. ,
Understand manufacturability of ingredient selection and potential associated costs such as waste, impact on run rate or new equipment.
Analysis of available data to make informed decisions
Able to multi task and manage competing priorities Energized by a VERY busy organization with ever changing project work.
Effectively copes with change and able to give and receive feedback
Drives continuous improvement and able to motivate others
Committed to organizational success and takes ownership for results
Effective oral and written communications across functions
Able to develop interpersonal relationships to achieve goals
Active participant in discussions - does not wait to be asked to participate.
Understands Custom Private Label and Co-Manufacturing fundamentals
Comfortable presenting to internal and external groups. Thinking beyond current processes better processes, new ideas someone that doesnt dwell on a situation but immediately looks for a solution and drives past.
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