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R&D Commercialization Assistant - Kent, WA

Taylor Farms NW





R&D Commercialization Assistant supports all product innovation and commercialization projects with the development of recipes, job aids and any other supporting documents needed to see through the success of new item launches, pilots, reformulations and relaunches. Performs internal sensory validations and approves outside lab results on all products


  • Coordinates shelf life with outside lab. Perform and document sensory studies to identify products shelf life and the root cause of items not meeting expected shelf life.
  • Create and update recipe cards for production. Confirm ratios and ingredients used are correct along with the preparation instructions
  • Create and update job aids (visual photo guide) on all Finish good recipes along with sub recipes.
  • Perform product evaluations on current products to determine if recipe cards are being followed. Work with production to troubleshoot any quality concerns.
  • Support new product launches to ensure we are meeting our customersí expectations
  • Organize pilots to teach production workers how to build and properly execute upcoming items. Gather all data necessary i.e. thaw times, cook times, equipment settings, scoop sizes, labor, yields and any hurdles encountered during pilot
  • Assist with collecting labor studies and yield studies on raw ingredients, sub recipes and finish good
  • Keep records on all projects
  • Assist in developing SOPís related to Product Development, Product Testing and Sample request

Job Requirements

  • Background in culinary arts or food science. 1-2 YEARS minimum
  • Skilled in Microsoft programs, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Flexible work hours throughout the week
  • Attention to detail
  • Great written/verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented

Job Type: Full-time


  • Microsoft Powerpoint: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Background in culinary arts or food science.: 2 years (Required)
  • Microsoft Word: 1 year (Preferred)


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