Position Overview: The R&D Developer, Bakery Applications plays a key role in the development of new product for the baking industry, supporting the sales team, procurement, operations, and business development.
Essential Job Functions:
Work as a technical leader and/or a team member in a cross-functional team environment to deliver business-needed results.
Conduct and manage assigned projects independently. This includes up front knowledge seeking newly assigned projects, developing and executing the technical plans, collecting and analyzing data, communicating project status and results internally and externally, generating reports and making presentations. All while adhering to the needed timelines and cost constraints.
Transfer bench top development to pilot scale production and to retail/wholesale manufacturing.
Work directly with customers in launching new products, giving trainings on new technologies, and helping trouble shoot problems and offer technical solutions.
Serve as a technical resource for both internal and external customers.
Be flexible in taking additional tasks as needed to support company’s business goals.
Five (5) years of baking experience preferred.
AIB Baking Science & Technology graduate a plus.
A BS degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Cereal Chemistry, or related fields with 5+ years technical experience/development work with a major food or food ingredients company is required.
Must be a broadly trained food science technologist that possess strong application knowledge in functional ingredients related to baking. This includes such categories as grains, flours, starches, fibers, sweeteners, hydrocolloids, enzymes, oxidation, emulsifiers, preservatives and leavening agents.
Strong formulation and industrial processing knowledge relating to bakery products is required.
High motivated self-starter with time-management skills.
Strong people skills (both in leading a project and in working with peers and management) are necessary with open and clear communication skills. Capable of working effectively in cross-functional team environment.
Competent in project management.
Understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis.
Possess problem-solving skills.
Additional Salary Information: Will be discussed with applicant.
Internal Number: 992020
About Creative Food Ingredients
Creative Food Ingredients, Inc. was founded in the mid 1900’s. This family run business was once a client in the late 1990’s; saw potential, not only in the factory, but the people it employed. Today we operate nine continuous band ovens in three facilities, serve customers of all sizes throughout North America and abroad. Our focus is baking specialized cookies and bread products for retail, industrial and fund raising. From the very beginning of the manufacturing process right through to order fulfillment, to our temperature and humidity controlled finished goods warehouse, quality, food safety and product consistency are founding principles of Creative Food Ingredients, Inc. and our commitment to these measures is never compromised.