The Senior Food Technologist will be responsible for innovating and
developing new products concepts, prototypes, and processes in response to
customer or internal objectives and focuses on the development of pasta
products. The Sr. Food Technologist manages focused development of new
products, which includes conceptual development, formulation,
implementation, validation and continuous management and improvement, and
delivers the required margin for customers and the business.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- This position contributes to
the revenue and profit growth by developing new and improved pasta
(especially ravioli) products using both a scientific and culinary
- The Technologist will be
responsible for innovating and developing new product concepts,
prototypes, and processes in response to customer or internal briefs
and manages focused development of new products to deliver the
required margin for customers and the business.
- This position creates
formulas/recipes for commercialization and costing; adapts formulas to
- Create samples for external
customers in a timely manner and will maintain concise documentation
of formulas and work papers.
- Provides formulas and
batching information for costing and material sourcing.
- The Technologist presents new
product and process facts and ideas clearly, accurately and
persuasively to customers internally and externally and cross- functionally. Plans, organizes and controls
resources to deliver products and processes to an agreed quality and
- Tests products and develop
specific processing methods, leads product scale-up and start-ups as
- Work with operations on
initial production runs and as needed to maintain product quality
levels and conducts core ingredient research, development of new
products, cost and quality improvements to current products, shelf
life improvement and new product research.
- Confer with vendors, process
engineers, chefs, flavor experts, packaging and marketing specialists
to understand available technology and provide ideas, solutions, and
alternatives to meet food safety, quality, costs, and customer
- Maintain an awareness of
market food trends and comparative products from all major
retailers/competitors and recommends product development ideas in line
with those trends and coordinates interdepartmental activities; seeks
mutual agreement on problems involving coordination.
- Contribute to the overall
team effort by accomplishing related tasks and by applying leadership
skills and active participation and motivates and inspires direct
reports up to Development Technologist level to achieve personal
development and continual improvement and champions and organizes the
cleaning daily activities for the R&D Lab.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- The Food Development
Technologist should have experience in cut/ filled pasta products or
Food manufacturing experience.
- This position may have
supervisory responsibilities, so management or supervisor experience a
- It also requires a vast
knowledge of food science and formulation
- At least 5 years of
experience as a food technologist or scientist in the pasta food
- MS degree in food science or
- A culinary certification is a
- Food manufacturing experience