Associate Food Technologist -
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Based in Lititz, PA, this position would be responsible for the
bench-top creation and formulation of new cocoa, chocolate, and compound
products to support our core business. You will be responsible for
developing, preparing, testing, and providing bench top support on Cargill
Cocoa and Chocolate (CCC) existing products, any revisions of those
products, and/or new development. You will work in conjunction with
the Product Development Team, on a range of functional or novel ingredients
to aid in the improvement or optimization of existing products or in the
development of new products for our customers.
A successful candidate in this position will have expertise in the food
industry and in process design. You will work in conjunction
across multiple functions, business units, and with Cargill customers, as
needed. We will require the candidate to exhibit exceptional interpersonal
skills and self-initiative.
- Conduct physical and sensory
analysis on chocolate, compound, cocoa powders and finished products
- Act as Sensory Coordinator
Designate in absence of the Sensory Coordinator.
- Match competitor chocolate,
compound, and cocoa products via bench-top applications.
- Maintain all project related
records from log in to finished project filing, as well as, all
relevant technical correspondence with customers.
- Generate costing formulas and
specifications as required.
- Assist in filling customer
sample jars and creating special blends as required.
- Assist in maintaining
database of competitor products.
- Partner with senior staff
members to develop a more advanced technical skill set.
- Assist in coordinating
specification approval for cocoa powders with the site of manufacture.
- Assist Cocoa BU's with cocoa
powder complaints as applicable.
- Update sales with new
chocolate, compound, and cocoa powder specifications.
- Work with customers to
recommend stock products or create new products that meet their needs.
- Investigate technical related
issues for Sales, Brokers, and Customers.
- Source ingredients.
- Follow up and generate key
learning reports as a result of plant scale ups.
Bachelor of Science Degree
Customer facing experience & presentations
Minimum of 1 year of product development bench top experience.
Good communication, interpersonal skills and teamwork mentality.
Food Science Degree, project management experience, and technical knowledge
of Cocoa, Chocolate and Compound.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural,
financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the
privately held company employs 159,000 people in 68 countries.
Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and
is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet
economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does
business. For more information, visit www.cargill.com.
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.
Relocation will not be provided for this position.