Development | Elk Grove Village, IL, United States
Lead development for your
assigned projects including bench-top product prototypes based on
criteria provided by the project scope and team strategy meeting.
Participate in or support
customer product presentations and internal cuttings as designated by
Follow-through on sample
refinements based on internal cutting results and customer feedback.
Use resources wisely resources
to optimize the quality and speed of new product development.
Participate in sourcing of raw
materials for bench-top samples and initial plant runs.
Oversee initial production runs
of new products and testing runs.
Participate in project roll-out
meetings as designated by Stage Gate process
Understand ingredients cost
against targeted finished good cost. ,
Understand manufacturability of
ingredient selection and potential associated costs such as waste,
impact on run rate or new equipment.
Analysis of available data to make
Able to multi task and manage
competing priorities Energized by a VERY busy organization with ever
changing project work.
Effectively copes with change
and able to give and receive feedback
Drives continuous improvement
and able to motivate others
Committed to organizational
success and takes ownership for results
Effective oral and written
communications across functions
Able to develop interpersonal
relationships to achieve goals
Active participant in
discussions - does not wait to be asked to participate.
Understands Custom Private
Label and Co-Manufacturing fundamental’s
Comfortable presenting to
internal and external groups. Thinking beyond current processes – better
processes, new ideas – someone that doesn’t dwell on a situation but
immediately looks for a solution and drives past.
Food Technologists typically
have 8-10 projects assigned to them. They are all on different timelines
and will be for different customers.
At times it will be necessary
to travel both locally and long distance to participate in customer
Bachelor’s degree in Food
Science, Food Technology or related area.
5-7 years in food product
Knowledge of current food
industry trends including food and packaging processing methods and
Proficiency in the use of MS
Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software
specific to function.
Comfortable with Genesis
(Nutrition and Ingredient Legend creation)
Ability to effectively use
typical lab and kitchen equipment.
Appreciation for and
demonstration of the scientific method in work conducted.
Previous experience in a
manufacturing facility – general comfort in plant environment, comfortable
working with all employees in plant. Able to drive results in plant
REQUIREMENTS, WORK ENVIRONMENT
Bench top formulation –
Desk work – documentation etc.
Able to go to both Elk Grove
facility as well as Gurnee facility (depends on project assignments).
Product launches will occur in both locations.