Responsible for the development of seasonings blends from cost effective
formulation design, concept generation to execution and scale-up, across
snack, soup sauce, prepared foods and protein categories. Effectively and
independently manages customer related projects and proactive initiatives.
The role includes direct customer interactions and presentations from time
to time as well as providing overall support to the savory technical team.
The Seasoning Development Coordinator also manages the day-to-day activities
of the seasoning sample lab and related personnel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Develops seasonings and duplicates competitive products, through the
successful management and timely completion of customer related projects,
in accordance with project parameters and customer requirements.
Responsible for cost optimization, productivity analysis, and raw material
review rationalization, relative to seasonings and their ingredient
portfolio Effectively utilizes critical support functions; Innovations,
Analytical, MCI, and Regulatory in the development process.
B. Effectively manages the Teterboro sample lab
and associated personnel to ensure customer samples and internal
requirements are fulfilled in a timely fashion. Develops new and efficient
work practices to increase sample lab productivity. Interacts with the
Elyria pilot plant function in scale-up procedures; Supports QC on first
time production reviews.
C. Responsible for the evaluation and validation of seasoning blends in
specific applications in accordance with customer processing parameters.
D. Provide technical assistance and seasoning development expertise to
strategic customers. Develop technical to technical contact and participate
in customer calls and technical presentations.
E. Responsible for creating commercially feasible seasonings, adhering to
formula guidelines and scale-up procedures. Knowledge of label requirements
F. Stay abreast of new food ingredient developments and technologies,
trends and innovation, as well as processing and equipment advances
relative to key Savory categories.
G. Responsible for maintaining a safe and clean work environment in their
area of jurisdiction. Attend required safety training and is trained in the
proper care and use of lab equipment.
Knowledge and Experience Requirements:
- Requires a B.S. in Food
Science or related subject.
- A minimum of 5-10 years’
experience in a seasoning development role.
- A high level of creativity is
required to conceive and implement new seasoning concepts.
- Experience with applications
technologies in the Savory category.
- Ability to develop
commercially viable seasonings that meet customer requirements
relative to profile, performance, ingredient restrictions and cost.
- Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills including personnel management
- Ability to work in a project
- Ability to manage and
prioritize workload and adhere to deadlines.
- Sound knowledge of spices,
food ingredients, equipment, and processing is required.
- It is necessary to be able to
represent oneself, work, and the company in a professional and
technical manner to customers.
- Travel may be required.
- Must be proficient in Word
- Must be willing and able to
taste and smell flavors.
Safety/Regulatory Training Requirements
- Regular house safety., RTK
Training, Hazardous waste management, DOT Samples
- Office and laboratory /