meaningful contributions to Company objectives by providing a highly
developed level of technical competence and experience to lead and/or
support projects with an emphasis on the development of proprietary batter
and processes, product line extensions, product/process improvements, cost
reduction, margin improvement, or other work as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other
duties as assigned):
as assigned, multiple projects from conception to commercialization:
process initiation after initial guidelines and directions.
new batters and battering processes.
new product concepts and prototypes.
selects and approves raw materials for use in batter.
and approves product packaging material, size labeling and other review to
ensure regulatory requirements are met.
applies or recommends the appropriate existing or new manufacturing
processes and equipment.
and supervises product line tests and production runs, including
scheduling line time, ensuring raw material availability, training
production personnel, and defining and implementing test objectives.
the evaluation and adjusting of product and manufacturing cost parameters
to meet operational and sales objectives.
other staff members on functional batter attributes.
patent searches in relation to batter development.
one or more Lab Technicians, Sr. Lab Technicians or Food Technologists.
skill assessment and developmental paths and work for direct reports.
effective cross-functional team leadership as necessary on a project basis.
project management leadership for complex work or problems:
excellent communication skills to organize project teams and activities,
conducts project meetings and tasks, and reports on project progress and
technical knowledge and expertise to identify project risks and rewards,
solves project problems and implements solutions.
available resources to effectively meet R&D and Company objectives
(time, equipment, personnel, budget and materials).
Ø Technical Support:
technical support to Operations, QA, Procurement, Engineering and other
departments, as assigned, in identifying and solving product design and
technical support to R&D in specific areas as in-house primary
technical support to Sales and Marketing in identifying new product
opportunities, marketing plan product attributes and sales points, and
coordinates product presentations for both internal and external customers.
and conducts raw material, process and product evaluations and tests.
internal expertise in specific areas. Provides technical support to other
department personnel as directed on an as-needed basis.
Ø Customer and Supplier Support:
with customers, suppliers and co-packers, as required to meet department
and Company objectives:
assigned projects at co-packers.
customer needs by developing new concepts, prototypes and products.
raw material sourcing, evaluation, improvement and approval activities
with Purchasing functions and/or suppliers.
supports Sales and Marketing in developing and delivering effective
supports Sales and Marketing in the training of sales personnel in
existing and new products.
to travel up to 50% as project load and training requires.
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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Ø Minimum Education: B.S. in food science or
food-related sciences (microbiology, chemistry, nutrition) is required.
Master of Science Degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related field
Six (6) years of Food industry experience. Experience developing batters, dry
blends, etc. preferred.
Ø Preferred Experience:
Ten (10) years of Food industry experience.
MINIMUM FIELD OF EXPERTISE:
knowledge of general mathematics and scientific weights and measures.
knowledge of base batter ingredients and their functionalities.
- Strong working
knowledge of food laws and regulations required, including
nutritional facts development (NLEA), ingredient declarations,
develop formulas and maintain proper R&D documentation.
thorough understanding of Food manufacturing operations and
production facilities, possesses extensive familiarity with
production equipment and capabilities.
knowledge of advanced scientific method, experimental design tools
and statistical process control concepts.
scientific principles and analytical methodologies to assigned
projects and problems.
mathematical calculations and utilizes statistical techniques to
analyze and present data.
- Ability to
perform mathematical calculations and utilize statistical techniques
to analyze and present data.
Ø Skills: Administrative:
- Ability to
manage and supervise personnel and projects.
- Ability to
function in a highly paced environment.
- Ability to work
with all levels of labor and management.
- Ability to use
basic office equipment.
knowledge of standard software systems.
- Ability to use
Ø Working Conditions:
bending, reaching, climbing.
Ø Physical Demands:
repetitive finger manipulation activities, repetitive motions,
standing for extended periods.
- Excellent interpersonal
- Excellent oral
and written communication skills.
- Ability to
interact with customers, suppliers and co-packers.
- Strong ability
to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to represent
the Research and Development Department in this organization in a
professional and positive manner.
- Purchase card
limit - $1,000
- Access to all
- Direct = 0-2,
Indirect = 0-2