Requisition Number:


Job Title:

Food Technologist – Norwalk, CT

Position Type:

Full Time

Job Type:

Research & Development


Pepperidge Farm Incorporated

Business Unit / Location:

Norwalk (Corp)


Take the opportunity to work with one of America's best-loved and well-recognized brand icons. With annual sales exceeding $1 billion, eight manufacturing facilities across the country, and 5,000 employees committed to excellence, Pepperidge Farm® makes careers rise like fresh bread in a hot oven.

We are the nation’s quality and good-taste leader in premium baked goods, from crunchy Goldfish® crackers to decadent Milano cookies, from savory Swirl breads to zesty Texas Toast.

General Summary
The Sr Technologist is responsible for the coordination of complex and multi disciplined product development projects with minimal supervision. This includes ensuring that objectives, budget, and timelines are met. Conduct bench, pilot plant, and plant trials to create prototypes for consumer testing. The identification and/or innovative creation of new & unique concepts/ingredients/formulas/prototypes to achieve business goals of commercializing new products and product forms. Innovative and practical application/modification of existing technologies to achieve business goals of commercializing new products or line extentions. Works in a team environment ensuring alignment with cross functional partners including Marketing, QC, Process Development, Packaging Development, Finance, Operations, and Purchasing. Providing technical specifications and support to assure smooth rollouts of new products or line extensions into operations. Comprehensive product documentation to enable smooth commercialization and training of plant personnel.
Principal Accountabilities
1-(60%) Identification, assessment, and validation of formulations from bench top to commercialization.
2-(15%) Ensures all proper documentation is done correctly and on schedule.
3-(10%) Manages the financial aspects of Product Development including ingredient costs and plant trials.
4-(5%) Fosters an innovation culture in Pepperidge Farm by continually introducing new ideas and product concepts.
5-(5%) Creates, designs, supervises the development of new experimental protocols/best practices required to validate product concepts and prototypes.
6-(5%) Independently directs the activities of outside vendors including ingredients and services.
Job Complexity
This position requires the ability to interact and communicate effectively with Sr. Management as well as Plant Management. The Sr. Technologist must be a good problem solver, able to identify, interpret and analyze the correct data, and provide detailed directions to development projects.
• Maintains active knowledge and understanding in areas beyond Product Development including Process and Package Development, QA, Project Engineering, and thorough understanding of Marketing needs and financial hurdles
• Sustain a high level of competence and professionalism in a dynamic business environment
• Easily adapts to changing priorities

Job Specifications
• Minimum education required: B.S Food Science, Food Process Engineering, or Chemical Engineering with Product Development emphasis
• Education desired: B.S Food Science, Food Process Engineering, or Chemical Engineering with Product Development emphasis
• Years of relevant experience: • 5-8 years of related experience with a consumer packaged goods background - Desired experience with snacks and bakery unit operations: eg: cookie, cracker, chips, bars, bread, doughs, etc…

Working Conditions
Normal R&D - office/lab/pilot plant/plant environment with up to 40-50% travel


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