FOOD TECHNOLOGIST - North East PA
Date Posted: 8/22/2016
Manages the design/plan/validation and implementation of new products, line
extensions, product improvement and technical service for Bay Valley Foods
that meet product offering requirements.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Applying sound scientific methods in all stages of development (including
planning and executing trials, analyzing data and defining solutions to reach
product targets). Working in a team environment with strong interfaces with
Marketing and Operations to develop new product concepts or product
improvements/extension to core portfolio.
Coaching and mentoring technical development of less senior technical
Partner effectively with cross-functional groups: Marketing, Sales, Market
Research, Procurement, Finance, Plant Management, Engineering, Vendors,
Consultants, etc. to ensure customer product, packaging and documentation
requirements are met.
Define the formulation, nutritional and process parameters needed to develop
a new product which meets the expectations of the customer. Understand the
impact of formulation cost on the overall COGS.
Assist in the transfer of technology to the operations team when
commercializing the test product to ensure a smooth transition to commercial
volumes. Lead technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and
technical oversight of internal and external controls.
Bachelors Degree in Food
Science or equivalent.
Master's Degree preferred.
Min. 5 years experience conducting research and
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Highly complex technical problems requiring technical discovery and innovation
Ability to make management presentations
Ability to mentor and coach less senior associates
Strong leadership skills
Emerging strategic skills
Incumbent is recognized throughout R&D for technical expertise.