R&D Samples -
Corporate, Sandpoint ID
Litehouse Foods, Inc.
The R&D Samples position
encompasses a critical support role by managing and executing 1) the R&D
samples preparation and shipment activities (including pulling current production
items, out-of-stock production items, and experimental products), along with
2) maintaining the R&D labs raw material inventories and testing
supplies. These two areas of responsibility are required to successfully
produce R&D product samples for both internal and external customers in
addition to maintaining an efficient/productive R&D lab facility. The
R&D Samples activities are critical for the execution of R&D projects
and providing product support to both Sales and Marketing.
Guiding Principles Culture
- Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company guiding principles
- Accountable for outstanding
Customer service to all internal and external Customers
- Develop and maintain effective
relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
- Help uphold a Team Member
environment supporting others with positive behavior
Essential Job Functions Duties and
- Produce finished product samples,
in varied amounts, as required to support various Litehouse
business functions, i.e. Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service.
Assemble food products in a laboratory setting utilizing strict
scientific methodology and company development guidelines.
- Manage the documentation process
and resulting information flow generated by sample requests via written
reports and updated R&D databases to create effective communication
channels and historical records.
- Execute protocols to replenish
lab raw materials along with managing continuous replenishment schedules
and organizational improvement to the raw material replenishment
- Provide daily supervision,
mentoring, and goal development for direct report employed in the
R&D Samples Assistant position. The number and type of direct
reports may increase as this business function evolves with this group.
- Develop continued efforts to
create a lab raw material replenishment methodology, which actively
manages raw material inventory levels and provides timely replenishment
of low stock levels.
- Develop R&D samples process
to reduce waste, create effective communications, and increase sample
- Maintain a high level of
competence and professionalism in a dynamic business environment (i.e.,
proficiency in driving team alignment on technical solutions and
- Liaise, as directed by direct
supervisor, with internal Litehouse
departments such as Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, and
Marketing, to align and streamline execution of activities required to
successful execute upon R&D projects.
- Liaise with Human Resources to
practice and enforce environmental, health, and safety standards.
- Responsibility to adhere to Food
Safety policies and report food safety and quality concerns to their
- Other activities and duties as
Minimum Qualifications Required to
- Education: Associate of Science
(A.S.) or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) preferred, in general or
applied sciences or High School Diploma/GED equivalent required.
- Experience: 2-3 years related
experience in Research and Development or related field.
- Experience effectively using
mechanical processes to generate stable emulsions and a working
knowledge with food emulsion systems and their component attributes;
including flavor, texture/rheology, and visual components color and
particulate with respect to the mechanisms of emulsification is
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Suite with emphasis on advanced SharePoint, Excel and Word utilization.
- Experience using ROSS computer
systems or other mainframe-based computer systems preferred, but not
- Ability to read and write
correspondence and use basic technical/scientific terminology.
- Must have strong verbal and
written communications skills with ability to express ideas effectively
and efficiently with the ability to present information in one-on-one
and small group situations to other employees (both technical and
non-technical) within the Litehouse
- Demonstrated understanding of
basic mathematics and more advanced mathematical concepts, including
computing rates, ratios and percentages, and constructing, analyzing and
interpreting information graphically.
- Must have excellent interpersonal
and organizational skills.
- Ability to establish &
maintain effective working relationships with all contacts inside the
- Ability to meet attendance
Travel up to __none__% of the time
should be expected.
Sitting 15% Walking 25% Standing
Near Acuity Speaking Ordinary Speech
Hearing Ordinary Conversation
Manual Dexterity Computer Keyboard
Normal Office Environment
Exposure to fluorescent lights
Food laboratory setting with
analytical equipment and diagnostics chemicals
Food manufacturing environment with
loud noises, minimal lighting, wet surfaces, and personal protection
The duties listed in this position
description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that
may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical
assignment to the position.
Litehouse, Inc. is a 100% Employee Owned
We invite all interested parties with
the qualifications for this position to complete our online application.
Interested applicants should apply at