Technologist – Jackson, MI
Food Products, Inc. is the world's largest privately owned, global bakery
supplier with annual sales of over $1 billion, and over 4,000 people
working in more than 40 countries. We have operations in the U.S., United
Kingdom, Mexico, Canada and Holland. Dawn's proven recipe for success is
built on our Circle of Excellence that includes: outstanding, hard working
People who develop and produce consistently high-quality Products that
exceed the expectations of our Customers around the world. Our culture
drives global growth by embracing diversity while encouraging constant
learning and continuous professional development. Dawn People enjoy great
benefits including a generous 401 (k) plan along with profit sharing,
education reimbursement and competitive medical benefits.
OBJECTIVE / PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Why does the position exist?
What does it do? How does it contribute to the strategy of Dawn & the
Applies scientific principles in research, product development, production technology,
quality control, packaging, processing and utilization of foods. Plan,
research, organize, and implement project work. Interact and communicate
with team members from various functions i.e., Purchasing, Marketing,
Regulatory, Engineering, etc. Solve technical hurdles and issues as they
relate to product and processes. Communicate project status and findings to
R&D management and Channel Management
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE POSITION: Each of them in summary contributes to
achieve the Purpose of the position.
Conducts basic research and new product development of food products in a
timely fashion. Prepares formulation for new and altered
products. Make recommendations on formulas, raw materials and
Utilizes and maintains proper NPD reporting methods, paperwork and
follow-up. Handles all paperwork to ensure the success of a new
product including initial product specifications and make up
procedures. Maintains all developmental records in an orderly
Interface well with the production facility while conducting product trials
and product issues.
Interface with purchasing for costing, new, alternative and/or replacement
ingredients. Assist Procurement finding alternatives to discontinued
or unavailable ingredients, resolve issues with ingredient specification
and address ingredient functionality problems. Confers with vendors
when necessary to complete a project. Ensures all ingredients used in
production are Kosher approved by Circle U Council.
Prepares all necessary samples.
Identify opportunities to drive business growth via new and improved
technologies. Keeps abreast of developments within the food and consumer
packaged goods industry through reading, seminars, etc.
Responsible for developing accurate formal specifications, process routings
(routes and structures) and raw material, in-process and finished product
Ensures products are legal and safe through proper formulation, shelf life
testing and working with the Regulatory Department.
WORK RELATIONSHIPS: Internal & External. Relations with other
positions &/or third parties that are involved in the performance of
the position (e.g.
Suppliers, Chambers, Government, etc.).
New Product Development Leaders
Vendors and Suppliers
USA Bakery Products - Sales channel
3rd Party Labs
USA Bakery Products – Manufacturing
National Account Customer/Culinary
USA Bakery Products - Purchasing
PROFILE OF THE POSITION
(Characteristics that position holder must demonstrate to perform the job
& reach the Position Objective).
Academic level required by the position holder
High School (or equivalent)
Subjects: Suitable Bachelors degree
(Food Science or related field)
Desired yet not required
Specialist Areas of Experience Preferred
At least 10 years experience in the Food industry
Experience in new product development and production start-ups and
Capable of formulation in a timely fashion.
Competencies: They are the set of values, knowledge
& skills expressed in effective behaviors & habits taken into
practice for an outstanding performance & successful results.
Critical Competencies (Indispensables)
Required (Very important)
Communications – written and oral