Senior Food Technologist Ė Oklahoma City, OK

 

Job Title:

Senior Food Technologist

Job Type:

Permanent

Location:

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Job Description:

Senior Food Technologist

HLP Solutions has partnered with this leading food processing company to offer this immediate opportunity in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Experience in a food processing environment is required for this position.

POSITION OVERVIEW


The Senior Food Technologist will manage and execute projects designed to achieve corporate goals related to product development/formulation, batch testing, scale-up and commercialization of new products, and product and process improvement of existing products. The position will also develop product specifications, manage sensory science activities, and oversee product regulatory, labeling and nutritional compliance.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Bachelorís degree in Food Science or a related field and/or food industry experience; 7+ years of demonstrated product development experience and responsibilities. A Masters Degree in Food Science preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Position may have supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS

The position requires a proficient level of knowledge of the food/meat industry and the ability to apply this knowledge to product development. This would include: product design, formulating, processing and packaging as well as food safety and regulatory compliance. Some culinary skill with multiple proteins is beneficial.

The individual shall demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical abilities, leadership, and presentation skills.

The individual must be able to manage time, handle multiple tasks, conduct meetings with timely follow-up, and work collaboratively with other team members.

The individual should be proficient in all Microsoft Office computer programs. Familiarity with statistical software such as Mini Tab is beneficial.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

1. Assists the Corporate Director of Product Innovation in the planning and execution of new product development projects using a structured product development process.

2. Manages technical resources to support product development projects with product design, ingredient research, product formulating, product specifications, product testing, regulatory labeling compliance, and successful transfer to manufacturing operations.

3. Manages product and process improvement projects designed to improve quality, compliance to specifications, reduce costs, or increase consumer confidence and satisfaction.

4. Manages product and process quality audits to determine compliance to specifications.

5. Participates in the statistical sensory science program for LFI branded products as well as core QSR customerís and retail private label customerís products. The position also attends regularly scheduled sensory evaluations and training for the sensory panel.

6. Implements the use of sensory testing protocols and shelf life testing protocols to improve quality or food safety with statistical data.

7. Adheres to the Specification & Labeling process for the creation and/or maintenance of the product specification files for each product and helps implement new specifications or changes with Plant Management, Plant Operations and FSQS groups.

8. Ensures products are within regulatory compliance through the label review process, and conducting research on regulations, nutritional requirements, determination of compliance, and applying for USDA label approvals.

9. Assists with the production, collection, screening, packing and shipping activities of sample product as requested by sales administration or contract customers for presentations and customersí quality auditing programs.

10. Represents the company in technical meetings with customers or suppliers.


For immediate response, send resume to shaxel@hlpsolutions.com

HLP Solutions, founded in 1999, is a Recruiting and Staffing Search Firm specializing in placing Technology/Engineering, Human Resources, Mortgage, Accounting/Finance, and Professional consultants nationwide into contract, contract to hire, and direct positions. Our team is a select group of experienced, honest, loyal, and professional talent acquisition specialists, ready to help find the right opportunity for you. If you or someone you know is a good fit for this position, please respond with a word resume and your requirements. We also have a great referral program! See all open positions at www.hlpsolutions.com.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

 

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