Food Science Lab Manager - Bend, OR
Operations | Bend, OR
| Full Time
As one of the nationís
fastest growing kombucha companies, Humm Kombucha
is on a quest to put the goodness of Humm in the
hands of as many people as possible.
We are hiring a Lab
What Youíll Be Doing:
In this role, youíll oversee
the day to day operations of the Humm Lab, all of its functions and staff. The lab supports
Operations, Product Development, Quality Assurance, and R&D teams by
managing testing schedules, and validating the food safety and identification
of the products we make. The lab manager is responsible for maintaining
document integrity through review, updates, and application of lab
SOPís. Responsible for monitoring and auditing lab methods to ensure
operation procedures, standards, and regulatory compliance are being met and
Whatís Required for
- BS Microbiology/Food Science or
similar is required; Masterís degree is definitely
- 7 + yearsí experience managing a
QA/QC lab, while managing the lab tech team, in a food manufacturing
environment is required.
- Experience in supporting Product
development in terms of shelf stability, formulation and process
- Field experience with
Fermentation, yeast and bacterial cultures, Culture propagation and
long-term storage is preferred.
- Strong leadership and project
management skills that can effectively drive complex projects.
- Proven ability to lead, motivate,
and direct teams.
- In depth knowledge of industry
standard for validating internal and external lab facilities and
processes used to measure, rate or quantify our product.
- Excellent communication,
negotiation and presentation skills.
- Strong analytical skills to
interpret complex data and distil into meaningful information.
- Understands and can communicate
- Have computer knowledge and
understanding of Document, spreadsheet, and regulatory programs.
- Proven and referenceable success
working within small and large teams to achieve company goals.
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Strategic thinker with the
ability to evaluate, and construct productive
team driven solutions.
- Flexibility and possessing an
optimistic positive attitude are required to thrive at Humm.
- Ability to work independently or
with other departments to achieve a goal or solution
- Self-driven and motivated.
- Experience in wet chemistry
methods along with microscopy, spectroscopy, enzymatic assays, GC and LC
chromatographic systems and knowledge of IR systems.
- Ability and understanding of
operating lab equipment
- Understanding or ability to learn
basic operations of manufacturing equipment as they affect Quality
- Excitement about Humm Kombucha and Being a Part of the Win!
Working for Humm Kombucha:
every position and person is equally valued. Weíre
all in this together, and there is an overwhelming sentiment that every Humm-ster feels in which they know that their job is as
important as any other job in the company. Everyone shares in each success,
and everyone learns from every failure. Many new positions are filled from
within the company, fostering a sense of continuity and opportunity. The
engine that drives Humm is the Humm-sters,
a diverse and dedicated group of professionals who handle every aspect of the
company, from brewing and bottling to sales and finance. From its inception, Humm has cultivated a culture of appreciation, respect,
love and joy. Humm-sters embody and nurture these
qualities as they not only define the culture, but
nourish it on a daily basis just as they nourish what our customers love
inside our bottle. Being a Humm-ster means being a
part of something wonderful, and something that couldnít exist without each and every person on our team.
How to Apply:
Please submit your resume
with a cover letter to the hiring team. In your cover letter, please
describe why youíre interested in working with Humm
Kombucha in particular. In this letter please also address how you
meet each of our listed qualifications (What's Required for the Role).
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