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Food Technologist (Product Development) Rosemead, CA

Panda Express - Rosemead, CA 91770

At Panda, we all share a common mission: 'Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.' We invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamental values - Proactive, Respect/Win-Win, Growth, Great Operations, and Giving.

Panda Restaurant Group includes the original Panda Inn fine dining restaurants, Panda Express, our Gourmet Chinese food concept served in a fast casual environment, and Hibachi San, our Japanese grill concept. The family owned and operated company is still run by founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng. Annual sales in 2010 were in excess of $1.4 billion. Panda Express added 76 new locations in 2010 and have added more than 600 locations in the last five years throughout the United States. In 2011, Panda will be operating well over 1,400 restaurants.

Panda offers competitive benefits and rewarding opportunities, from entry-level positions to management. We have restaurant positions available nationwide and support center positions in Rosemead, CA. Come join the nation's largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company

Job Summary:

Manage cross-functional projects with various departments to develop alternate suppliers and specifications for new ingredients. Performs the duties and responsibilities of the position consistent with the mission and values of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

- Develop and test alternative suppliers that can deliver parity or better quality
- Develop and communicate timeliness for product tests and rollouts
- Manage and lead projects from initiation to the rollout phase
- Coordinate with Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Operations regarding People, Guest, & Financial impacts
- Create and maintain product test, charts, and follow up schedules
- Conduct and assemble critical paths for testing and national rollouts

Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in Food Science or Culinary Arts
- 3 to 5 years in product development, food processing, or quality assurance related industry is required
- Familiarity with standard laboratory protocol
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel
- Familiarity with a variety of food and packaging products is recommended
- Experience managing multiple projects and interacting effectively with a variety of people
- Able to travel 25% of total work time

Success Measurements:
- Ability to live and enroll others in the Panda Way
- Achievement of annual project objectives

Panda Restaurant Group's culture is strongly guided by our Mission and Values, highlighted on the Panda websites. We recommend all interested candidates become familiar with our Mission and Values, as well as the principals of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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