Position Summary: Work with the new
product development team to develop new, innovative pizza, sandwich and
dough enrobed products. Partner with quality assurance, sales, engineering,
operations and purchasing to establish ingredients, technical information,
formulations and operations/manufacturing requirements to produce new
products from development through commercialization.
· Assist in development
of bench-top product prototypes based on criteria provided by executive
chef and the new product development team.
· Coordinate customer
product presentations and internal cuttings.
· Follow-through on
various sample refinements based on sales, marketing and customer feedback.
· Manage resources to
improve the quality and speed of new product development.
· Assist with
coordination of sourcing raw materials for bench-top samples and initial
· Oversee initial
production runs of new products and testing runs.
· Participate in project
· Research ingredient
cost, manufacturing cost and quality issues to ensure prototype products have
a high probability of meeting criteria upon scale-up.
· Work with R&D,
executive chef, QA, production and purchasing to ensure all information is
received, understood and within the parameters of company and regulatory
· Bachelor's degree in
Food Science, Food Technology or related area.
· 6-8 years in food
· Prior experience with
pizza-related product formulation highly preferred.
· Knowledge of current
food industry trends including food and packaging processing methods and
· Proficiency in the use
of MS Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software
specific to function.
· Ability to effectively
use typical lab and kitchen equipment.
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