Trilliant Food and Nutrition, headquartered in
Little Chute, Wisconsin, and has been a pioneer in the U.S. specialty
coffee market since 1979. We have used our years of experience and skill
in the traditional coffee segment to produce one thing: great coffee. We
continually strive to be the best in coffee selection, precision roasting
and brewing. Today, Trilliant Food and
Nutrition offers three distinctive brands — Victor Allen’s Coffee™, Rio
Grande Roasters™ and Avalon Organic Coffee™ as well as private label,
customizable products for our customers. In order to keep up with
consumer demand, Trilliant Food and Nutrition
has continued to make advances and improvements, and has expanded into
numerous distribution channels and regions throughout the country
including retailers, foodservice distributors and coffee houses. Learn
more about our growing company at www.trilliantfood.com.
This Food Technologist role is responsible for formulating new products,
completing product maintenance, product cost reduction, product
improvements and to integrate products into production. This is
accomplished by performing the following duties personally or through
- Understand project
objectives and organize product development tasks to meet the given
timelines for the objective or purpose of approved projects
utilizing the information supplied by Marketing and Sales and any
other pertinent input.
- Maintain current product
line equivalence to the national brand and/or other targeted product
line. Submit any product change proposals to the department head for
final decisions once products have passed all necessary internal
- Evaluate new and/or
alternate ingredient suppliers for additional sourcing. Review and
evaluate proposals submitted to determine if these new ingredient
sources meet the current product needs and financial limitations.
- Develop and/or maintain a
good collaborative working relationship with ingredient suppliers to
assist in the creation of new or revised ingredients for the
development or cost savings of products.
- Provide technical
assistance to the sales department, quality control and all
production departments either at the main facility or at various off
site locations as requested.
- Develop correct nutritional
information, make up directions, net weight claims and verify proper
label claims for your product groups maintaining up to date Product
Information Bulletins (PIBs).
- Develop technical product
specifications and ingredient specifications as relate to your area
- Access up to date
ingredient documentation (Kosher, organic, allergen, etc.) for
ingredients related to your product group and update PIBs as
necessary, circulating to those who need to know.
- Work with Engineering and
Production in the integration or optimization of the manufacturing
of products within the product groups you are responsible for.
- Watch for new product
trends and product releases that may be of interest and/or possible
line extensions for the business. Present these innovative products
and ideas to the department head.
- Other duties may be
- Bachelor’s degree in Food
Science or related degree
- 5 years’ experience in
related food industry preferred.
- Experience in dry or
powdered food products or beverages, e.g. instant hot cocoas,
sugared drink mixes, sugar-free/NSA type mixes, cappuccino
- Matching & duplication
- Adept at sensory evaluation
& taste panels.
- Well rated for taste
- Excellent investigatory
skills & problem-solving skills
- Able to create
specifications for Raw Ingredients, Internal Blends, Finished
Products and Manufacturing Procedures.
- A multi-tasker;
able to work on several projects at the same time, with short
- Experienced in ingredient
& flavor house networking.
- Alternative ingredient
and/or cost reduction experience preferred.
- Able to work with multiple
departments in the creation and manufacturing of new and/or revised
- Experienced in new product
development from concepts supplied by Marketing.
- Able to make occasional
sales calls with sales staff.
- Able to work with outside
resources for manufacturing and/or scale up on new or existing products.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages 1 to 2 subordinates.
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of
these employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance
with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities
include interviewing, training employees, planning, assigning and
directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and
interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and
legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints
from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to
prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information
to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply advanced mathematical
concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and
permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as
frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity,
analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical
problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety
of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or
listen. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit; use hands to
handle documents or feel and taste or smell. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception
and ability to adjust focus.
work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid
conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
offer a competitive base pay rate with commission and a comprehensive
benefits package for full-time employees.
Trilliant Food and Nutrition is an Equal