Food Scientist –
Job Code : 483
Division : IHOP
Location : Glendale CA US
Job Type : Full Time
Career Level : Entry Level
Education : Bachelor's Degree
Category : Food
Services/Hospitality, Quality Assurance/Safety
Job Description :
Your opportunity to support two of
America’s favorite restaurants has arrived! As the parent company of IHOP
and Applebee’s Bar & Grill, DineEquity is the world’s largest full-service
restaurant company. But while big is good, our focus is on being the best.
Our commitment to leadership in our industry and the continued success of
our brands means we recruit only the best. If you seek a company committed
to employee satisfaction and continuous improvement, DineEquity is the
choice for you. We are currently seeking to fill a key role at our
Restaurant Support Center in Glendale, California.
Under the direction
of the Manger of Quality Assurance, this individual will assist with daily
quality assurance and quality control activities.
Commercialize new products by working with R&D and
suppliers on ramp up of new products which includes specification and
processing development. New item development includes, but is not
limited to, specifications, labels, nutrition, microbiological testing,
formulas, and shelf life. Ensure all new products are acceptable (food
safety and food quality) for testing and/or launch. Develop and
execute audit plans during ramp up of new products.
Develop and execute audit plans on Applebee’s and IHOP
products. Analyze and communicate data with suppliers and work towards
continuous improvement as needed. Work with suppliers on compliance to
all specifications. Travel to facilities to monitor production and
work through any issues that may arise. Conduct process audits and
hold supplier reviews as needed. Work with R&D and purchasing as
needed on alternate source projects aimed at ensuring continuity of
supply. Provide direction to temporary/ part time employee(s) to
assist with product monitoring. Assist with product quality
complaints, including communication and corrective action follow up with
Provide support on projects as required under direction of
Manager/Director to ensure food safety, improve food quality, optimize
products or align products
Write specifications, develop audit templates, and prepare
formulations. Maintain database of supplier information, audit
information, specifications and formulations as required
Maintain QA supplies, samples and equipment. Manage
products for QA evaluations, Culinary Review, and Alternate Sourcing
projects. Accept sample delivery
Leads activities related to Culinary Review, Food Shows,
Blackboard specials/Form 100s. Manages activities associated with
Culinary Review of products, including communication with suppliers to
discuss results of the Culinary Review and distribution of notes to
Manage Specification Book and notify Operations of product
changes. Responsible for weekly Triad Meeting – organization and
communication to internal clients related to meeting. Attend kitchen
meetings/discussion and other inter-departmental meetings. Manage
alternate sourcing projects as directed by Manager/ Director, including
completion of cut sheets, preparation of specifications, and communication
to internal clients of approval/disapproval of products. Support
maintenance of data base of supplier information, audit information,
specifications and formulations as required. Provide support on projects as
required under the direction of the Manager/ Director to ensure food safety
or improve quality
Job Requirements :
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field.
1-3 years of restaurant/food industry QA experience in
manufacturing, QSR or CDR concepts
Working knowledge of quality systems – GMPs, HACCP, auditing
and specification writing.
Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office. Ability to
multi-task with good organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Travel required (30%).
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
We offer our employees: Competitive compensation and benefit package
including 401K, comprehensive training, tuition reimbursement for continued
education, and much more! Our friendly and supportive work environment and
opportunities for growth make DineEquity an excellent career choice. So, if
you’re interested in taking your career to the next level, we’d like to
hear from you. Please forward your resume for consideration