Scientist/Process Manager - Alma, KS 66401
Grandma Hoerner's Foods, Inc.
Join our Grandma Hoerner’s
team….A team that dreams big and strives to never settle for anything less
GH Foods, Inc. is a hot-fill food
manufacturing facility with a team that creates and produces delicious
natural and organic delicious foods. We have been providing our products for
our nation’s top grocery retailers for 30+ years.
We are currently looking for an
outstanding candidate to fill our Innovation Scientist & Process Manager
position. We offer an opportunity to work with an established, stable company
with tremendous growth potential in the coming year. This position will
support the brand and vision by developing the visual presentation of the
Grandma Hoerner’s and Big Slice brands.
COME JOIN OUR TEAM!
- The Innovation Scientist &
Process Manager plays a pivotal role as a cross-functional team member,
connecting Sales/Marketing, Operations, and Technical Services/Quality
Assurance. With limited supervision, this position must prioritize
timelines for new product development, evaluation and improvement of
existing products, maintaining of product/plant certifications,
researching industry trends and new technology, supporting food safety
standards, and continued education and training of production cook
staff. This position will participate in and lead cross-functional
product development activities to achieve company goals for cost
savings, quality improvements and new product innovations.
- Development of new products and
improvements of existing Grandma Hoerner’s
- Assuring that new or improved
products meet all company and/or customer quality, sensory,
pricing/marketing, or other expectations.
- Maintain knowledge of new
developments in ingredient technology, formulation and process
improvements, and research for our product categories.
- Test new ingredient concepts;
work with purchasing to make ingredient modifications where appropriate.
- Improve and develop extensions
to existing brands using laboratory bench top, and full scale
- Develop and support maintenance
- Provide technical support to
operations to continuously improve quality.
- Monitor product performance and
quality through sensory, customer/consumer feedback, and other sources.
- Work with appropriate resources
to develop documentation necessary for meeting production and product
- Demonstrated problem-solving
- Proven innovation and
- Ability to work effectively in
team-based environment with multiple functional groups.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple
projects, in a fast paced environment, meeting deadlines, and
- B.S. in Food Science or similar
- HACCP Certification
- Better Process Controls School
- Working knowledge of shelf life
- Knowledge of natural and
organic ingredient usage in consumer packaged goods
- Working knowledge of Shelf life
- Ability for some travel is
expected (< 20%)
- Ability to lift 25 kg
- Must have no known food
- Master's degree in Food Science
- PCQI Certification (or ability
to obtain PCQI certification within 3 months of employment)
- Experience with Nutrition
Labeling (Genesis R & D by ESHA)
- Organic markets and organic
is located off of I-70 just a few miles from Manhattan, in the middle of the
beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas.
We are family owned and operated,
and we care about you. Grandma Hoerner’s is always
closed on Sundays for Family and Faith.
You can expect that we are the type
of environment that is safe and fair, and because of that, we are a drug free
workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
Join our team because we are a
rock-solid brand in a culture of teamwork and fun!
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time