Title: Food Technologist-Spec Development - Santa Rosa, CA
Department: Technical Services
To: Senior Food
Scientist- Spec Development
Technologist works in the Technical Service Department assisting with range
of tasks related to raw material and WIP specification development and
maintenance. This position supports efforts that involve providing
technically based information, support, documents and opinions to all
departments within the company, particularly Sourcing, Quality Assurance
and Production, at all locations. Due to the nature of the work, this
individual will be required to travel between plant locations in Santa Rosa
as well as travel to other Amy’s and supplier locations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include
the supplier approval processes and documents, support and work with
Sourcing to maintain and improve the approved supplier program.
raw material specifications while working with a variety of Amy’s employees
& departments as well as and suppliers. He/ she will gather and analyze
data to identify key quality attributes, determine appropriate measurement
guidelines/ tests for drafting Amy’s specifications and working with Tech
Service, QA and Sourcing to finalize and present to suppliers. In addition
this position supports the Raw Material team in communicating with
suppliers or Sourcing to address and resolve a variety of issues/ concerns.
or update WIP specifications by reviewing data to determine acceptable
ranges, work with kitchen sensory group and over see
approval of sauce & mix changes form and update table
Technical/ Specification support to raw material groups at various
locations within the Amy’s organization.
specification status database (specifications completed, versions,
suppliers who have signed, CoA requirements, etc.) Audit and update Spec
Tracker & maintain updates in Oracle as needed.
activities will be project orientated and include a wide range of
responsibilities and requirements.
position does not directly supervise other Amy’s employees.
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
in Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition or the equivalent
interpersonal and assertiveness skills, necessary to maintain effective and
cordial working relationships while, at the same time, come to
resolution/agreement on Amy's requirements
communication skills; ability to relate to all internal levels as well as
interface with suppliers on a technical level.
be flexible, creative, and extremely attentive to detail. He/she must excel
in completing investigations, and drawing conclusions from data.
literate; must have experience using Word and Excel
US Driver’s License.