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Product Development Scientist/Chef-18105

Primary Location

Missouri-Earth City

Description

Overview:


Responsible for new product development, quality assurance and continuous improvement of products marketed under Save-A-Lot’s private label portfolio.

Job Responsibilities:

• Ensures Save-A-Lot’s private label products remain competitive with National brands by maintaining ongoing product evaluations and continuous improvement processes.
• Works with a cross-functional team of marketing, packaging, sourcing, quality assurance, and product development to develop new products, improve existing products and market the brand to consumers.
• Acts as technical liaison to manufacturing partners to ensure product specification, formulation and quality expectations.
• Maintains an understanding of new manufacturing technologies that can provide Save-A-Lot with a competitive advantage.
• Creates detailed product specifications for each of Save-A-Lot’s branded products.
• Maintains product specifications and associated private label product documentation
• Manages consumer product testing when applicable
• Advises and directs internal and external customers on quality and technical matters affecting products.
• Prepares, conducts and reports informal and formal cuttings for product performance testing and evaluations.
• Ensures Save-A-Lot’s packaging and labeling meets all pertinent regulatory statutes.
• Reviews and ensures food and non-food safety and performance data.
• Establishes, manages, and maintains process development and relationships with manufacturers.
• Ensures that preparation instructions and usage instructions are accurate.
• Generates consumer recipes to support private label product packaging and social media
• Monitors and responds to consumer product recalls as needed
• Provides and completes regulatory information for packaging (NLEA, claims substantiation, etc.)
• Other applicable duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in food science/technology, Culinology or equivalent technical food work experience required
• 2 to 6 years of packaged goods product development experience in the food industry
• Culinary production experience preferred
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Well-developed palate
• Well organized
• Proactive and innovative
• Strong sense of urgency
• Experience with Microsoft Office required
• Valid driver’s license

• Passion for food

 

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