Denver Support Center
NATURE AND SCOPE OF POSITION:
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Communicate to Supply Chain the
specifications for sourcing new products.
- Perform all assigned duties and
projects as assigned.
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
- 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
- Read logs and comprehend
regulations by Government Agencies.
- Apply basic math skills.
- 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
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
Careers & 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
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
We offer a Competitive
salary supported with comprehensive health and benefits programs
- Medical, Dental & Vision
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life Insurance (Provided at no
cost to team member)
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and
- Short & Long-Term Disability
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Paid Time Off - Earn based on
Ribbon Holdings is an Equal Opportunity & E-Verify Employer.