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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 fundamental’s

•         Comfortable presenting to internal and external groups. Thinking beyond current processes – better processes, new ideas – someone that doesn’t dwell on a situation but immediately looks for a solution and drives past.


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