Valley Fine Foods is
the fastest growing refrigerated pasta and sauce brand in the country. Our
company strives to produce the highest quality products using all-natural
and organic ingredients. Our team works in a fast, fun, foodie environment
with a strong focus on innovation and team performance.
Valley Fine Foods has an exciting opportunity to
join the Research and Development team. The key to success for an
individual in this role is;
- To be passionate, passionate
- To be driven, creative and
- To have the ability to
communicate ideas and collaborate within a team.
- To be unselfish; to listen
and develop products that meet and exceed our customerís expectations
About the Job:
- Coordinate multiple
concurrent food product launches from bench top testing to production
- Manage new product
development projects and assist in setting specifications to include:
sourcing/qualifying ingredients, establishing machinery requirements,
determining manufacturing processes for new products
- Preform analysis and
establishing standards for all product development; i.e. Salt,
Moisture analyzer, Brix, Viscosity/Botswick,
Acidity and Shelf Life testing.
- Assist operations/production
in new product start up
- Provide new product
specifications to Sales, QA and Purchasing.
- Provide technical support
services to sales team across. Overnight travel may be necessary.
- Assist in maintaining the
sensory development training procedures.
- Assist with the ideation of
new products through market research and product surveys.
- Continuously strive to
improve quality of our current product formulations.
- Coordinate, produce,
inventory and ship buyer samples
- Organize ingredient inventory
and request the necessary ingredients for research projects.
- Complete department reports
- A minimum 5 years of Culinary experience.
- A Culinology
or Food Science and Culinary degree.
- Product development in a food
manufacturing facility a plus
- Must be Proficient in MS
Office Suite with intermediate skills in MS Excel
- Must possess excellent
analytical and organizational skills
- Must have the ability to
collaborate and contribute in a team working environment
Weekends as needed
About our Benefits:
We offer a competitive
benefits package including medial, vision, dental, life insurance, and an
Employee Assistance Program. For retirement planning, we offer 401(k) with
Job Type: Full-time