Senior Food Technologist Jackson, MI

Dawn Food Products

 

Job Snapshot

Location:

JACKSON, MI 49201

Employee Type:

Full-Time

Industry:

Food

Manages Others:

Yes

Job Type:

Science

Education:

4 Year Degree

Experience:

At least 5 year(s)

Travel:

Negligible

Relocation Covered:

Yes

Post Date:

9/19/2009

Contact Information

Ref ID:

093428DF

Description Dawn 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 department?
 
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 production process.
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 comprehensive manner.
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 specifications.
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.).
INTERNAL
EXTERNAL
1
New Product Development Leaders
1
Vendors and Suppliers
2
USA Bakery Products - Sales channel
2
3rd Party Labs
3
Regulatory
3
Industry Associations
4
USA Bakery Products Manufacturing
4
National Account Customer/Culinary
5
USA Bakery Products - Purchasing
5
 Co-packing partners


Requirements 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)
University
Masters
+
 
 
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 troubleshooting.
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)
Analysis/Analytical Skills
Listening
Communications written and oral
Enthusiasm
Conceptual Ability
Energy
Presentation Skills
Customer/Consumer Focus

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