position works in the Technical Service Department and provides a range of
information in support of various food regulations (US, Canada, EU, etc.).
One of the primary functions is to prepare nutrition facts and ingredient
statements for food products and to assure that US and Export packaging
meets regulatory requirements. In addition, this individual investigates
various packaging and product claims (organic, non-GMO, health claims,
etc.) for US packages and packages for other countries. This individual is
also responsible for preparing technical information to assist in exporting
Amy’s Kitchen products to other countries. Due to the nature of the work,
this individual will be required to travel between plant locations in Santa
Rosa as well as travel to other plant locations.
The candidate works closely with the Marketing
Department, R&D, other members of the
Technical Service Department and also outside consultants/resources to
obtain information in support of Amy’s Kitchen projects. The incumbent
should be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure of deadlines
and communicate well with other departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Developing nutritional labeling information for US and
international products in compliance with government regulation and company
Collecting, verifying and validating data related to
all aspects of nutritional labeling. Including but not limited to Kosher,
HALAL, Rainforest Alliance, America Heart Association, Fair Trade
Staying up to date and building expertise in product
regulations, trade associations, and industry best practices. Leveraging
knowledge to train others in regulatory standards.
Completing and/or coordinating completion of technical
forms for regulatory agencies and Amy’s Kitchen customers.
Providing technical support to meet import/export
Working on special projects related to Technical
Services and Marketing-Packaging initiatives to support regulatory
Reviewing and advising approval of nutritional
information that is printed on packaging and/or used in advertising
including social media and website.
Provide response to Consumer Affairs technical issues
as requested and appropriate.
Develop, maintain and update packaging development
forms and tools as necessary.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
1-2 years Food Science or Nutrition BS and/or training;
or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with applicable US and international
government nutrition labeling rules.
Product formulation and food production scale-up
Excellent interpersonal and assertiveness skills,
necessary to maintain effective and cordial working relationships while, at
the same time, come to resolution/agreement on Amy's requirements
Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver
Ability to multitask, be detail oriented and to remain
calm under pressure
Ability to organize collection of data, analyze
information and capture conclusions
Excellent communication skills; ability to relate to
all internal levels as well as interface with suppliers on a technical
Computer literate-Genesis experience preferred.
Valid US Driver’s License.
To Apply -
Send resume and cover letter with "Food
Technologist - Regulatory" in subject heading to