Manages and leads small and medium size
projects to develop and introduce new products, improve product quality,
productivity, process technology programs and capacity changes in Bunge
North America. The incumbent has a major impact on the technical
organization and provides high impact support to project teams.
Innovation from idea generation through proof of concept to
commercialization while creating new processes or operating procedures
that lead to competitive advantage for Bunge. Works with Marketing,
Sales, Procurement, vendors, co-manufacturers, consulting firms,
universities, research organizations, and raw material and equipment
suppliers. Manages up to five small to medium (product relocations,
flavor extensions, base food improvements, promotions, food/ingredient
news or moderate capital < 1 MM).
Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Assuming the role of innovator,
project leader and technical problem solver teaming with cross-functional
partners including other Technologists, Quality, Regulatory, Product
Management, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Operations, Procurement and
Developing, managing, organizing, and
coordinating projects while increasing level of understanding of
products, processes and methods.
Being actively involved in
innovation/customer solutions including process development, product
formulation, design of unique unit operations and plant start-ups.
Participates in Market Research when
possible. Develop prototypes corresponding to top scoring ideas in order
to define food objectives for customer development.
Fully documents all project formulas
and testing results and inputs customer test formulas and official
formulas into Accolade formulation system.
Ensures that formula undergoes
evaluation prior to customer testing. Works with Procurement to determine
ingredient availability/cost information.
Determines critical ingredient
specification parameters and communicate these to Quality and Regulatory.
For new ingredients works with Regulatory and Quality to ensure
sufficient information flow. Ensures ingredient approved prior to
Schedules equipment and provide test
plan to the pilot plant operations team for all scale-up and testing.
Works with Quality and Regulatory to
identify potential allergen and safety issues. Ensures these are
communicated as early as possible to the team. Also confirms that
nutritional requirements testing. Ensures adequate raw materials,
resources, and timing for pilot plant testing are met.
Sets up appropriate shelf life and
sensory testing plans in accordance with the distribution and customer
requirements of the product.
Works with Engineering to understand
and define process needs and capabilities as they relate to the targeted
production line. Provides tentative formula and processing parameters to
plant engineering teams to support the development of the CAPEX package.
Engineer in identifying issues and making preparations for plant testing.
Leads plant testing and startup preparation.
Converts development formulations to production formulas. Writes and
issues plant test/start-up plans and effectively communicates verbally
and in writing to stakeholders as appropriate. Executing the startup
plan, addressing start-up issues, and participating in general startup
activity. Attends and support daily team meetings and food and ingredient
reviews during production startup
Submits test samples for chemistry
analysis to generate nutrition labeling information and provides input to
Regulatory to generate nutritional information to ensure product labels
Works with Packaging support
personnel to coordinate testing as it relates to packaging material/food
interactions, pack fit, and distribution.
Assists Quality and Operations in
establishing the Quality parameters, specifications and supporting
Works with cross functional teams to
refine/optimize the process, reduce cost of goods, and resolve quality
Makes recommendations on and develop
new products and processes with minimal supervision.
Often incorporates technology from
other disciplines in the development of new products.
Maintains basic understanding of
industry trends, competitor technologies, and regulatory issues.
Reviews and critically assesses
market research trends and provides recommendations on customer requests.