Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the
key to its success in the marketplace. A company
in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work
experience are part of the same process.
At Campbell, we cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We
recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and
perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced,
team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the
opportunity to make a difference.
This role will leverage expertise in product development with a proven
track record in the product design and commercialization of successful
products according to quality, processing and nutrition guidelines and
adhering to timelines and budget requirements. The role will have exposure
to numerous technical platforms including thermal, RTC and RTE processes
across a number of manufacturing facilities for the Away From Home
business. This person will have accountability for formula design
principles, processing procedures and systems and the management of
protocol documentation that supports product development by managing and
transferring technical information from the kitchen to the manufacturing
plants. The person must be highly proficient in R&D formula and
documentation systems and related Business Processes. Assignments are of
moderate complexity and technical risk that could be a part of a larger
effort across multidisciplinary teams. Work is performed with minimal
Principle Accountabilities (list in order of priority with approximate
Product and Process Development -50%
- Improve product and processes
for Away From Home formulations by identifying ingredient usage and
functionality to drive efficiencies by preparing kitchen batches and
conducting product inspections with Marketing/R&D and other
functions as needed.
- Identify solutions to new or
existing ingredient handling, plant processing variations and problems
as they relate to new products, quality improvements and enablers.
- Design experiments to conduct
and coordinate major plant feasibility studies across multiple brands
and variables. Develop contingency plans for projects through
brainstorming and liaising with various groups (Operations, PR&D,
Quality, etc.) in order to maintain product quality.
- Act as an R&D rep to
cross-functional business teams inputting into strategic plans to
recommend new or improved product processes, and/or cost-saving ideas
& to determine project rationale, timelines and challenges.
- Train new hires & provide
guidance to Product Developers on all aspects of systems, processes,
protocols & procedure
and Process Development Coordination and Management - 30%
- Communicate and coordinate
with various functions (Marketing, Supply Chain, Packaging)
to ensure timely product launch through ongoing updates, timeline
management & negotiation.
- Proficient on all relevant
software systems/applications such as Optiva,
and SAP and business flow processes.
- Ability to leverage system
knowledge to organize and streamline different types of technical
documentation for enhanced department efficiency.
- Identify and coach Product
Developers in best practices in the development of formulas,
procedures & specifications.
- Communicate closely with
Packaging, Product Development, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and
Marketing to maintain up-to-date project information and priorities.
Project Documentation - 20%
- Deliver timely, accurate and
complete project documentation including:
- Kitchen batch documentation
- Special batch, Pilot Plant
and final formulas and procedures
- Inspection summaries &
- Creation of vendor
specifications for new ingredients
- Departmental & project
related reports/summaries/ status updates
- Possess a strong knowledge of
formula formats and terminology.
- Must have foundational
knowledge of Manufacturing Systems and associated Processes.
- Must work with the PD
Technologists to understand and evaluate the impact of formula changes
on associated documentation.
- Requires the development of
data queries and results interpretation in both Optiva
- Must be able to reach out to
various functional groups within the organization when
developing/modifying formulas, procedures & specifications.
- Must engage the PD
Technologists and Managers in the formula management system
preparation and approvals.
- Must be able to deal with
ambiguity, adapt quickly to change and persevere. In addition, the job
requires the ability to identify critical path items and risks, and
effectively communicate these to the business team and management