R and D Manager, Food
Established in 1905 and
still family owned and operated, The Fremont Company manufactures,
markets, and distributes food and beverage products worldwide. We strive to
“Feed the World Like Family ” and accomplish this through our collective
belief in these guiding principles:
- Create and supply the best
tasting, easiest to use food products at the best value.
- Challenge business as usual,
finding better ways to grow with our customers.
- Cultivate our organization so
that it continues to be a great place to work.
- Care for our local communities
through donations of our talents and resources.
This position is located in our HQ in Fremont (NW OHIO) and support
our 3 manufacturing facilities in Ohio. This role will provide technical
leadership for the design, development and implementation of new, refreshed
and cost-optimized products. Staying abreast of the latest food technology
and food safety laws, regulations and policies, role will ensure the
integrity, consistency and quality of all products produced. Will also be
responsible for the administration of the label program, specialty food
programs, and supply chain quality.
should possess the following skill sets:
- Bachelor's degree in Food
Science, Applied Sciences, or another related field
- 5-10 years of work experience
in Research & Development; should be combined with demonstrated
record of accomplishments.
- Must have demonstrated
leadership skills; including team leadership, problem solving,
critical thinking, strategic thinking, decision making and creativity
- Must be a food aficionado; must
be able to gauge texture, taste, appearance, and smell.
- Demonstrates experience in
multiple product categories.
- Strong technical expertise in
food technology, food processing, and culinary skills, along with
strong analytical and numerical skills.
- A proven record of
accomplishment based on project management, across multiple projects,
from ideation to commercialization
- SQFI Practitioner, HACCP and
PCQI certifications (or ability to attain)
- Ability to communicate verbally
and written with all levels of employees and customers
- Basic computer skills,
including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Word.
- Builds and maintains project
management processes, tools and reports.
- Provides technical leadership
and directs the design, development and implementation of products
- Stays abreast of the latest
culinary and food health trends. Keeps the organization abreast of
latest information. Applies knowledge to develop new products or
refresh existing products.
- Oversees all RD documentation
policies, keeping internal and external department and agencies
information accurate and current.
- Works closely with Quality
Assurance to help support SQF and FSMA initiatives.
- Plans factory trials,
pre-production trials and launches, planning and leading trial
meetings, ordering ingredients and packaging, collating factory
ingredients, microbiological and nutritional analysis conducted,
organizing and sending customer sales samples and setting quality
- Monitor as needed plant trials,
vendor product evaluation, labeling and specification creation and
maintenance, and internal and external product database maintenance.
- Co-Lead with Marketing and
Sales, internal customer product sampling panels as part of
development cycle, evaluate results and achieve target product profile
to achieve a successful launch.
- Organic/ Halal/ Kosher/ GMO /
Gluten programs administrator across all locations
- Label programs administrator
across all locations
- Supply Chain Quality
administrator across all locations
The Fremont Company is
in a clean, climate-controlled, manufacturing work environment. Must be
able to pass a post- offer drug screen as well as a criminal background
The Fremont Company is
an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability
status, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other
Interested in joining
our team? Please email resume with pay requirements. We look forward to
sharing the details of our opportunity with you.
About The Fremont Company The Fremont Company is a 113-year-old consumer food
products company, headquartered in Fremont, OH. The Fremont Company
manufactures, markets, and distributes store brand and branded food
products to customers worldwide, including private brand ketchup, Frank’s
Sauerkraut, Mississippi BBQ Sauce, and Paisley Farm Bean Salad.
Job Type: Full-time