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Sr. Food Technologist – Denver, CO
American Blue Ribbon Holdings

Denver Support Center - LBIL

 

 

 

 

Job Description

NATURE AND SCOPE OF POSITION:

Provides accurate descriptive, nutritional and ingredient labeling for all product labels, ensuring that specifications meet Food and Drug Administration regulations. Develop new products for both internal and external customers. Provides support to the bakeries for new product roll out and process improvements.

 

DETAILED ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • Establish and verify specifications of dessert products in use and those being developed.
  • Maintain descriptive, nutritional and ingredient labeling and coding for products produced in plants and ensures established labeling is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Audit product ingredient information and labeling procedures for accuracy and report any discrepancies to the Test Kitchen Manager and or Director of Purchasing
  • Responsible for the file maintenance systems that ensure all food specifications are current, correct and compliant with SAP, SQF and product labels.
  • Maintains customer files that dictate individual customer requirements for labeling. Identifies the chain of command for each customer’s approval process.
  • Responsible for precise communication with printers on label changes.
  • Works closely with LB marketing to assure a smooth flow of information needed to keep projects moving forward.
  • Evaluate ingredients and products used in the development and production of finished goods; ensure compliance with specifications and standards that have been defined during the test and trial periods of new products.
  • Works with purchasing to identity secondary suppliers.
  • Responsible for weekly updates on new ingredient testing process, where we are, how it is working, what are next steps, etc.
  • Develop new bakery products by staying aware of current menu trends, new processes and ingredients that are being introduced in the marketplace.
  • Produce customer samples in the test kitchen; obtain appropriate approval and send finished product samples to LB customers.
  • Organize and schedule product showings and dessert presentations to internal and external customers. Capture information discussed during these presentations for future knowledge and to assist in identifying additional action items as needed.
  • Confer with external ingredients suppliers, engineers and equipment manufacturers to verify standard operating procedures for the various products being tested and manufactured at LB bakeries.
  • Test and recommend new ingredients and procedures for LB products that improve quality, efficiency and costs as well as test and recommend new ingredients when needed to fill the supply chain.
  • Assist in training LB bakery personnel in new product specifications and procedures as needed.
  • Partner with R&D and Supply Chain to identify appropriate packaging materials required for bakery products.
  • Communicate to Supply Chain the specifications for sourcing new products.
  • Perform all assigned duties and projects as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS):

Work Environment & Physical Demands – The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 

When performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move throughout the workplace; sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel and verbally communicate. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or

 

SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies with the ability to:

  • Recognize the importance of accuracy and be attentive to details; keeps accurate records of ingredient formulas for the customers; meets rigid specifications so that the testing and tracking process is documented.
  • Effectively plans work schedules to implement the action needed to accomplish the weekly department goals and objectives; plans, forecasts and replenishes the vital product output as needed.
  • Organize work space well; be very orderly and systematic in tracking ingredients for samples.
  • Perform detailed work in a proficient manner meeting deadlines; work well under constant interruptions and time sensitive deadlines.
  • Create and produce desserts requested and described by customers; be able to consistently produce professional-quality desserts and reproduce samples consistently.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills requiring the ability to resolve conflicting interests with the goal of obtaining cooperation; work well within a team environment.
  • Present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form; communicate effectively in a professional manner, with the LB R&D team as well as other internal departments.
  • Work with a team orientation and continually demonstrate problem-solving skills and the ability to work with little supervision; demonstrate the use of independent judgment in problem solving.
  • Read logs and comprehend regulations by Government Agencies.
  • Apply basic math skills.

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science Technology or equivalent work experience in related field is required.
  • Four years of experience in R&D, preferably in a food manufacturing environment is necessary. In addition, one to two years of culinary experience is preferred.
  • Requires intermediate skill level of Microsoft Office Professional products; SAP & Genesis experience is preferred.

 

 

We believe in treating our team right and offer exceptional benefits including: Competitive Pay, Health / Dental and vision Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan, FREE Life & Accidental Death Insurance, FREE Short & Long term Disability and FREE Discount Purchasing Plan, Paid Vacation Time, sick days, Holidays & much more! We offer enrollment into our insurance on the first day of month after you are hired.

Legendary Baking is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Careers & American Blue Ribbon Holdings

American Blue Ribbon Holdings is dedicated to becoming the premiere diversified food service company committed to exceeding the expectations of our guests and varied customers. We currently operate more than 650 company and franchise restaurants in 43 states under the Village Inn, Bakers Square, O'Charley's and Ninety Nine brands. We also own and operate Legendary Baking, comprised of three bakery facilities which supply our restaurants and other food service and retail customers with a variety of high quality baked goods and "The Best Pie in America".

ABRH goals will be achieved through leveraging the expertise of our highly experienced management team, soliciting investor insight, maximizing the efficiencies of our shared service platform and the strong execution of our strategic initiatives. By taking full advantage of the combined synergies of our operating companies to provide purchasing power and other shared service functions, we are able to enhance profitability and deliver solid returns for our investors in an extremely competitive market place. We accomplish this within the framework of our Vision, Values and Culture guidelines that ensure a positive work environment for our more than 35,000 team members.

We offer a Competitive salary supported with comprehensive health and benefits programs including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance (Provided at no cost to team member)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Paid Time Off - Earn based on policy

American Blue Ribbon Holdings is an Equal Opportunity & E-Verify Employer.

 

 

 

 

 

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