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POM Wonderful LLC

POM470

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Location

Los Angeles, CA

Company

POM Wonderful LLC

Job Description

The Role:

Develop a wide range of food and beverage products and making sure they are safe for consumers. This includes sourcing raw materials, testing small batches including process identification, weighing ingredients, sensory evaluation, shelf life testing, nutritional refinement, packaging fine-tuning, product specification, and documentation.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Conduct experiments and produce sample products
  • Check and improve quality control procedures from the raw material stage through to the finished product
  • Select raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers.
  • Prepare product costing based on raw materials
  • Address issues of food safety and quality
  • Coordinate pilot trials and production trials
  • Compile, check, approve product specifications and labelling
  • Work with production to develop solutions to production issues whilst maintaining food safety
  • Work with suppliers on quality issues and new product ideas
  • Sensory paneling
  • Provide accurate nutritional information for food labelling
  • Investigate ways to keep the ingredient cost low without compromising quality

Job Requirements

Here's what you'll bring to the table:

  • Ability to see the "big picture" business perspective, but is willing to "roll up their sleeves" and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Professional communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Ability to perform efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Demonstrated problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to taste
  • Ability to work with strict hygiene rules
  • Ability to employ creative and innovative thought processes.
  • Ability to perform analysis and communicate results effectively.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Project
  • Ability to travel when needed, up to 50%
  • Should be able to lift up to 50 pounds of product during lab work
  • B.S. in Food Science or related field with emphasis on product formulation
  • Good knowledge of physical properties and chemical composition of food and ingredients
  • Fundamental understanding of applied statistical analysis and working knowledge of statistical analysis programs

Perks:

  • Competitive benefits packing including Medical, Vision, Dental, 401k.
  • Subsidized gym membership.
  • Onsite subsidized high end cafeteria offering farm to table meals and snacks.
  • Free onsite yoga classes and other wellness-focused activities.
  • Wonderful Giving (www.wonderfulgiving.com) -- allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice.
  • Work life balance.
  • All the FIJI Water and Wonderful snacks you may want in the office.

POM Wonderful is the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States as well as the worldwide leader in fresh California pomegranates and pomegranate-based products, including our 100% pomegranate juices, teas and innovative juice blends sold in the iconic double-bubble bottle. With nearly two million pomegranate trees in Central California, we grow, handpick and juice our own pomegranates to ensure the highest quality. By managing the entire production process from tree to bottle, POM Wonderful guarantees that our products come from only one source--100% California-grown POM Wonderful pomegranates. Sold throughout the world and in the vast majority of North American retailers, our selection of products includes pomegranate-based juices and teas, fresh fruit when in season, and fresh arils, as well as industrial products such as juice concentrate and pomegranate extract.

POM Wonderful is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 7,300 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling luxury Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $100 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, nearly $50 million in charitable giving and education initiatives in 2015 alone, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderful.com.

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