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Food Technologist Job

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Yum! Brands

Date: Aug 6, 2012

Location: Plano, TX, USA


To support the KFC-PSC Technology and New Product Development (NPD) teams. Primary responsibilities include in market testing of key initiatives/equipment performance on ingredients/food. (examples; thaw cabinet, shortening studies, KFC Select recipes) and supplier/product cutting program evaluation for core ingredients: fries, tortillas, seasonings.

Work will include sensory testing of ingredients and products, supporting and conducting equipment validation studies, collecting data, planning and executing food product demos and managing and supporting in market testing in key project areas. Writing technical reports outlining testing protocols used and test results will also be required.

Additional responsibilities will be assisting in the commercialization of NPD initiatives for Yum! Restaurants International (YRI) by developing and validating cook/hold procedures and the testing of ingredients from Global Core Suppliers.

The candidate will be expected to effectively work with cross-functional teams and markets to prioritize tasks. This position will also require in market testing by the candidate, requiring good organizational, communication and relationship building skills.


Product Technology (65%)

- Supports technical and NPD team members on key projects, including execution of large blocks of test.
- Supports CSL development and validation for core items and new projects such as seafood
- Supports testing of key products for nutrition program
- Assist with global application NPD commercialization by developing cooking and holding procedures
- Contribute to Quality Improvement initiatives through accurate data collection and test execution
- Product demonstration organization, supporting execution
- Leading the execution of the core ingredient cutting program including follow up reporting.

Training (35%)

- Participates in all courses including leading portions of PEC and Cooking and Holding
- Manage knowledge tool transfer to BMU’s
- Actively participate in field training


- BMU’s R&D/QA and purchasing functions
- Global core suppliers
- Field and Dallas RSC Operations
- Engineering
- Restaurant Teams and Operations in YRI

Store Location: 35242462922




BS in Food Science or related field with 3 years experience


- Solid interpersonal skills
- Food safety/quality knowledge
- Interacts well with others, demonstrates cultural sensitivity
- Analytical/investigative and troubleshooting skills
- Effectively participates in cross-functional/cross-regional teams
- Understands needs of project and works to deliver accurate information and data to the team
- Logically answers questions.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels.
- Follows directions from supervisors and others
- Mutually supports peers and other team members. Trust in the positive intentions of others.
- Able to structure and prioritize workload
- Self-motivated. Demonstrates drive for getting things done.
- Detail orientated
- Basic project management skills
- Proficient with standard Microsoft Office products.

Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
Job Segments: Engineer, Engineering, Food Safety, Food Service, Healthcare, Hospitality, Nutrition, Product Development, Project Manager, QA, Quality, Quality Assurance, R&D, R&D Engineer, Research, Technology

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