About the Company
TMI began in a 3,000 ft²
noodle factory in New York's Chinatown district in 1989 with the mission of
creating fresher and better tasting noodles. Within 3 years the company
expanded to a 22,000 ft² facility in Brooklyn and eventually added
dumplings and other Asian specialties to their product mix. In 2001, TMI
Trading was added under the TMI umbrella with the commitment of sharing
quality specialty foods from Asian countries such as China, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, and Singapore, in the US market, and transforming
them into household staples.
Today, TMI employs over
300 people and occupies more than 200,000 ft² in Brooklyn. It is comprised
of the brands Twin Marquis, Chef One, and Tang's Natural, each specializing
in its own category of goods. Twin Marquis and Chef One are both successful
and highly influential brands in the US East Coast Asian food markets, with
Twin Marquis specializing in noodles and dumpling wrappers, and Chef One
famous for its dumplings. TMI's commitment to fresh, delicious ingredients
and innovative product development has made them New York's leading Asian
- This R&D Food Technologist
position is responsible for supporting the development of new products
which are in line with the Company’s mission for the U.S. mainstream
market, and the continuous improvement of the Company’s existing
products to meet market demands.
- Work in conjunction with
Researcher to develop innovative concepts and recipes.
- Develop products from concepts
formed at ideation sessions and execute projects according to business
plans and timelines.
- Improve current products with regard to both cost and quality.
- Source new ingredients during
the product development process and build vendor relationships.
- Prepare bench top prototypes
and analysis using a variety of methods available in the R&D test
- Prepare product specifications,
set-up formulas and write technical reports and test run plans.
- Perform consumer sensory
testing and shelf-life studies for pre-launch products.
- Monitor current market trends
via trade journals and competitor market trips to predict future
focus, and submit creative ideas.
- Ensure strict compliance with
food hygiene and safety procedures, as well as food safety
- Maintain a clean and organized
R&D test kitchen.
- Independently conduct plant
trials at various production facilities.
- Graduate Degree in Food Science
with a minimum 2 years of direct experience as Food Technologist.
- R&D experience working in
the Food Manufacturing & Distribution Industry is a plus.
- Culinary background and/or any
form of processed meat such as chilled or frozen cooked meat
development experience are strongly preferred.
- Great work ethic with a
positive, can-do attitude.
- Excellent interpersonal and
teamwork skills and ability to work cross-functionally with
individuals and teams.
- Excellent communication skills,
strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Must be detail-oriented,
meticulous and knowledgeable with regard to
food hygiene and safety.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Bilingual in English/Chinese or
- Love for Asian food a plus.
Job Type: Full-time
- Food Technologist: 2 years
- English/Chinese or