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Job Order #1314

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Posted Date:

3/3/2012

Job Category:

Manufacturing/Production

Position Title:

Product Development - Food Science

Salary Range:

$80,000.00

Location:

Wayne, PA

Desired Skills:

Name

Level

Experience

Required

ACCESS

No

ASSOCIATE

No

DATABASE

No

EXCEL

No

MARKETING

No

MS OUTLOOK

No

OUTLOOK

No

PACKAGING

No

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

No

QA

No

RECRUITING

No

SALES AND

No

Description:

Fidato Partners is currently looking for a Product Development Lead to join our clients organization in Wayne, PA. This is a food services organization so someone with a culinary and food science background is needed.  

Summary:

The Product Development Lead will be responsible for the development of Branded products as assigned by the Director of Product Development. 

 
In this role, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following:


• Responsible for identifying product opportunities. Researches marketplace and supplier trends to identify opportunities that fit with customer expectations; creates a continuous pipeline of high potential concepts for development.
• Responsible for creating and refining specifications by developing multiple profiles/options for each concept and using a methodical approach to narrow down to the best alternatives.
• Directs manufacturing processes to help suppliers customize products and packaging to fit operational needs at a competitive cost.
• Leads efforts between manufacturer’s QA and internal QA teams to ensure the products will be food safe and comply with all regulations, including labeling laws.
• Revises formulations and programs based on customer and associate feedback from sensory events, in-store tests, and sales and profitability data in order to improve customer satisfaction.
• Monitors production for specification compliance and addresses product quality issues as needed at all critical path points including store level execution.
• Develops, coaches, and trains associates. Completes interim and year end performance reviews. Interviews and recommends hiring decisions. Documents and manages associate relation issues. Manages workflow and assigns projects to direct reports.

Job Requirements:
• Culinary or Food Science degree preferred
• Minimum of five years experience using a formal product development process or equivalent Master’s Degree field-related work
• Ability to evaluate and make recommendations on products or processes based on the sensorial attributes
• Experience with the use of standard office software (MS Outlook and advanced Excel and or Access database skills) and the ability to learn new software quickly with minimal supervision
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational, analytical and problem resolution skills
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and work independently

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