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Product Development Food Production - Mesa, AZ 85215 (Northeast area)

Lehi Valley Trading Company

 

 

 

 

About the company:

Lehi Valley Trading Company is a family owned business based in East Mesa. We specialize in snack food wholesale, private labeling and retail brands. We have nearly 30 years of experience in the food industry and manufacture many of our items such as granola, popcorn, brittle and trail mix at our facilities. We offer a wholesome work environment with competitive wages. Learn more about us at www.lehivalley.com

About the Position:
This position is responsible for the development of food product formulas in relation to the formulation of new products. Responsible for integrating recipes into large production formats in conjunction with coordinating and training processes with Quality Control and Production teams. Oversee product modifications, process improvements of existing products. Work with the marketing and sales teams to inform of product trends and to make new product suggestions. There is no relocation available for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct the project workflow of unique and innovative products to include Candy, Brittles, Chocolates, Gourmet Popcorn, Granola, Savory Popcorns, Nuts, Trail Mixes, etc.
  • Document all technical and analytical processes, testing and results for Marketing and Sales Team review.
  • Review and analyze current products for process and quality enhancements
  • Recipe ideation, creation, and modification to large scale production
  • Review, revise and develop new product formulations
  • Evaluate experimental data and make appropriate recommendations and modifications
  • Develop written instructions to be used by production specialists during manufacturing
  • Identify product shelf life and report data to Product Development Team

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with snack foods and confections or comparable role
  • Formal college education with a bachelorís or masterís in Food Science or similar degree is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills with advanced knowledge of technical writing skills.
  • Prior experience in a food manufacturing facility and the ability to adapt small recipes to large scale production

Compensation:

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we offer an employee discount on tasty treats, PTO, generous medical, dental and vision insurance benefits, fun company events and a great environment.

Please apply through our Careers page at www.lehivalley.com/careers

Answer application questions and upload resume.

Lehi Valley Trading Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for future employment and will not discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status or other category protected under applicable law.

 

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