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MaMa Rosa's R & D Food Technologist (R & D) - Sidney, Ohio

 

This job reports to the Director of Research and Development.



Relocation is not provided and travel is required occasionally.

This is a Full-Time position, working 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1

Overview
Mama Rosa's was founded in Sidney in 1979 under the name Gilardi Pizza Co. In 2011, Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, acquired the company.
From its 158,000-square-foot production facility in Sidney, Ohio, MaMa Rosa's sells more than 3 million cases of pizza annually, distributing its products to more than 10,000 supermarkets, club stores, pharmacies and convenience stores throughout the United States and in Mexico. The $70 million company's value-oriented line includes nine products, including large pizzas for family meals and mini snack pizzas.


Job Skills/Requirements

R & D Food Technologist The R&D Food Technologist reports to Director of R&D, This exempt, salaried position requires a hands-on individual with the ability to develop innovative food products and adapt them for production line execution. Mama Rosas is SQF certified facility and a fully vertically integrated company that controls all aspects of its food business from inception to market. Responsibilities of R&D Food Technologists Manage all long term and short tem R & D projects to meet ...[more]

R & D Food Technologist

The R&D Food Technologist reports to Director of R&D, This exempt, salaried position requires a hands-on individual with the ability to develop innovative food products and adapt them for production line execution.
Mama Rosas is SQF certified facility and a fully vertically integrated company that controls all aspects of its food business from inception to market.

Responsibilities of R&D Food Technologists

Manage all long term and short tem R & D projects to meet all company, quality sales financial, and customer objectives.
Facilitate cross-functional team collaboration to prioritize and execute new product development from ideation and concept phases through marketing and commercialization
Drive cost-saving opportunities. Monitor commercialization project costs and maintain budget for commercialization.
Research and recommend solutions for technical concerns including formula/product structural changes, ingredient replacements, label or manufacturing.
Support Manufacturing-Provide specifications, batch sheets, processing guidelines, and product evaluation. Test products to develop and ensure repeatability. Provide solutions to product issues that develop during production.
Support Supply Chain by accurately procuring project materials and monitor that those items are ordered and delivered according to project time line. Modify and troubleshoot existing products, including evaluation of opportunities for lesser cost ingredients to increase sales.
Support Quality Assurance-Provide methods and measurements to review and gradual components, and workmanship.
Review Productivity-Research, analyze, and prioritize ingredients, processes, product design and equipment design projects
Analyze and generate appropriate presentations, technical reports from process improvement projects, and data packages for production, quality, R&D, and customer.
Collaborate with Sales and Marketing and customers on projects and presentations. Assist in new product development. Coordinate plant testing and scale-up trials.

Requirements:
Systems to develop and maintain nutritional specifications for products and support R&D Department.
A proven track record of taking concepts to commercialization
Possesses a Team Management Style with strong listening skills, the ability to communicate and interact with individuals at all levels. Good organizational skills, positive attitude, self-motivation and an energetic approach in a fast paced, changing environment.

Qualification:
Requires a Bachelors Degree in food science or other related field such as Food Engineering with a strong mechanical interest and aptitude or background in equipment engineering with knowledge in food science and process improvement.
Three plus years experience in frozen/refrigerated prepared foods.

 

Education Requirements
- Bachelors Degree

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Physical Exam

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