Product Development Technician Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 86 reviews - Encino, CA
Product Development Technician Position
Develop food and beverages in a fast-growing, dynamic, QSR restaurant
environment and provide customer service support for the Research and
Product Development Team. This individual will work cross-functionally with
Franchise Relations, Marketing, Operations and Education teams as well as
interact with outside vendors. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated,
enthusiastic and capable of working both independently and
cross-functionally in teams.
Design and develop new
formulations and recipes working with bench-top samples under the
guidance of the R&D Director. Assist in manufacturing line trials
at the production facility to ensure commercialization of flavors.
Engage in on-going R&D to
improve current recipes and update corresponding nutritional data. * ; Develop and document relevant prototypes and
evaluate methods of translating innovative ideation of food products
to full implementation at the restaurant level.
Order and receive raw
material samples from our vendor partners. Manage ingredient inventory
and maintain flavor specification documents.
Respond to guest and
franchisee inquiries regarding the nutritional and functional
attributes of current product offerings.
Assemble and disassemble work
related equipment and adhere to standardized sanitation practices. Key
Functional Skills/ Knowledge:
Basic understanding of food
science, formula development and manufacturing processes.
Ability to translate consumer
insights as well as creative ideas into relevant prototypes.
Ability to document, organize
and summarize research and project results including detailed notes on
formulations and accurate recipe conversions.
Solid math, written and
verbal communication skills. Ability to articulate and communicate
basic R&D knowledge in a presentation setting.
Ability to work in a
manufacturing environment with no restrictions; ability to lift 40
Able to evaluate flavor
profiles and consume dairy products with no food allergies.
Bachelor's Degree in Food
Science or Culinary Arts degree with relevant product development
1 year to 2 years of product
Full Time position Full benefits package