Food Technologist - Salisbury,
Perdue Foods is part of Perdue
Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With
a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create
products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the
globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
The Food Technologist is responsible for supporting the
development of food products in support of the Company business needs. They
independently plan and conducts multiple project assignments. Their project
scope includes supporting new products, quality improvements of existing
products, cost optimization of existing products and technical brand
Principal and Essential Duties
applicable safety, regulatory, GMP requirements in lab, pilot plant, and
manufacturing facilities. Assists in writing of new policy and
procedures as needed.
with little guidance on multiple projects to grow top line volume in
support of new product development as a % of revenue goals. Conducts and
leads required lab, pilot plant and plant experimentation.
in product development process including: Materials, food processes,
sensory testing, customer & consumer testing, NPD stage gate
process, costing, plant trials commercialization, and related processes.
all development work accurately. This includes written documentation of
lab work, product showings, and plant trials in a timely manner with
little to no guidance.
accurate and timely specifications for all products developed. This includes: materials, formula, process and finished
product with little to no guidance.
as technical customer and consumer consultant for assigned products and
channels. Understands who the customer and consumer is,
why and how they use our products.
cross-functionally with Marketing, Purchasing, QA and Operations to
successfully implement new product developments.
Product Showings to evaluate products developed and competition.
with customers as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Packaging, Process Engineering or related
discipline plus 3-5 years of related work experience. MS with 1 year of
related experience or PhD can be substituted.
The ideal candidate will have:
problem solving skills.
oral, written, communication and planning skills.
to coordinate multi-task projects; results oriented; prior supervisory
Knowledge of the product development process from idea generation, bench
top, scale up and commercialization.
to influence necessary cross-functional partners for successful
implementation of projects.
of ingredients including functionality, allergen considerations and
of food manufacturing processes and the sequence of events necessary to
convert raw materials to finished products.
in poultry processing and/or related food product systems.
to travel up to 25% of the time.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.