Technologist position will be primarily responsible for coordinating
research projects with an emphasis on new product development and product
improvement as well as providing ongoing technical support. Other
responsibilities will include the management and review of products,
complaints and enhancements as it relates to the specific category of
expertise. The position will also review manufacturing processes and
physical characteristics of food products, write product specifications and
review vendor processing procedures and act as a subject matter expert of
all technical matters relating to the food category assigned. Position
· Evaluate the
quality of existing products and manage vendor performance. Provide
guidelines to manufacturers for matching prototypes and product
improvements. Review supplier applications/documents for approval and
review facilities for capabilities.
· Coordinate the
commercialization of the national rollout of all new and improved menu
items into the US and Canada throughout the organization. Develop and
manage actionable timelines outlining key responsibilities and critical
deadlines. Actions would include but not limited to, coordinating
activities of other departments, developing specifications, and approving
all final packaging and products.
suppliers in implementing new ideas into products and processes. Manage and
coordinate test programs.
· Develop and
maintain product specifications that meet FDA/USDA/CFIA regulations.
Include measurable defect criteria, detailed raw material and manufacturing
requirements and continually evaluate applicability and vendor compliance.
· Coordinate with
purchasing and suppliers to develop value added alternatives that meet
price points. Identify potential supply partners, key operating processes
and systems needed.