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Food Applications Technologist
Gold Medal Products Co, Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

 

Description: The Food Applications Technologist is responsible for leading all aspects of new product development, improving existing products formulation, cost saving through formulation and ingredient sourcing. This position has high visibility interaction with customers to lead and influence them into new products. This position works with all category business teams: marketing, operations, sales, customer service and engineering.

The Food Applications Technologist is the principle food technological resource for all category business teams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Create new and improve existing products. Investigate, source new ingredients and cost savings.

2. Generate product specifications and nutritional values.

3. Develop direct vendor relationships, specification and documentation for vendor approval.

4. Product development: formulation, cost sourcing ingredients, shelf life. Assist in manufacturing first production run to meet and generate product specification.

5. Work with business units to optimize products physical performance, shelf life, manufacturability and packaging.

6. Train customers, sales and present technical, as well as, practical knowledge of products composition, functionality and characteristics.

7. Key role in FDA, USDA, religious and audit compliance.

8. Must be able to communicate at every level of business categories.

9. Must be able to execute and manage multiple concurrent projects.

10. Perform special projects as required by management

Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

10 or more years of application experience in food products design, formulation, costing/pricing, flavor application of sweet, salty, dry and liquid food products.

Bachelor Degree, preferred in one of the following: Food Science, Nutrition, Food Processing

Advanced flavor application knowledge in dry and liquid products

Detailed knowledge with food products labeling as outlined under FDA/FSMA, Food Packaging, and Food Labeling and Allergens (FALCPA) guidelines.

Generate nutritional facts. Knowledge of Genesis SQL is preferred.

Certification and knowledge in HACCP.

Offers of employment contingent upon passing a substance abuse screening test and criminal background check.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Strong interpersonal skills.

2. Able to organize and complete multiple assignments while working under time constraints.

3. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.

4. Must have strong work ethic and a high energy level.

5. Self-starter: bias for action, results and detail oriented.

6. Computer skills required with proficiency in MS Office applications, Bar Tender and SQL

7. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends to meet business needs.

8. Ability to work with a diversified work force.

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