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Requisition Number:

217

Job Title:

R&D Food Technologist/Project Manager

City:

Eden Prairie

State:

Minnesota

Requirements:

• Bachelor Degree required in Food Science or closely related science field.
• Minimum of 2 years experience in research and development with a food manufacturing company required.
• Experience building prototypes is a must.
• Experience in microwave product development and MAP packaging a plus.
• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging), NLEA (Nutritional Labeling Education Act) and FALCPA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.)
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Quality Control programs (HACCP, SSOP), Microbiology, Manufacturing, Marketing and Kaizen methodology knowledge a plus.

Job Description:

SUMMARY:
Responsible for assisting with the Research & Development activity for the All Channel Sales Division, including the development of new products which are assembled in our own production facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
1. Work on assigned product development projects for the Deli Express brand.
• Contribute new product ideas.
• Build prototypes; validate functionality of prototype in production; calculate prototype costs; sensory evaluation of prototypes; guide new prototypes from bench top to production.
• Coordinate microbiological testing of new items with Microbiologists.
• Perform product reformulation.
\• Component evaluation: Provide feedback and maintain records.
• Record & receive in samples sent in.
• Work with suppliers, brokers and sales to achieve successful new concepts, directing flavor profiles and ingredients.
• Perform technical analysis of Food Service Equipment (slicers, pumps, etc.) and new ingredient applications.
• Work with suppliers to develop raw material specifications (i.e. send proper specification form to the supplier, monitor progress, review for accuracy, distribute) for new ingredients.)
• Initiate setting up new products in the JD Edwards system with Purchasing.
• Participate in the Deli Express HACCP team.
• Maintain sample list, nutritional summaries, recipes and other related documents
• Run products on production floor.
2. Update and maintain recipe book and files.
3. Update, create and maintain nutritional and ingredient labeling for items manufactured by Deli Express.
4. Competitive analysis research completed as needed.
5. Conduct research studies including test design and written conclusions.

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