Summary: Utilizes technical knowledge and expertise of food sciences with ingenuity and scientific methods to accomplish corporate product or process objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as technical support liaison for product development project requests by communicating with representatives regarding development progress and feedback, communicating with other departments as necessary regarding the project, assisting with providing information necessary for customers, conducting product presentations and troubleshooting technical problems.
Coordinates project activities by clarifying completion data target, price target and customer requirements, identifying the acceptable prototype target, developing timelines, identifying functions needed to be performed, designing and formulating the benchmark prototype, identifying specifications, obtaining approval and scaling up product in plant operation from bench prototype.
Performs administrative duties by keeping records and lab notebooks, providing written and oral updates on projects, communicating with the corporate accounts group and research and development, recording results of analytical measurements and completing other documentation as required.
Develops new product concepts by remaining current on literature and periodicals, attending conferences and seminars, maintaining contact with peers in the food industry and investigating new product ideas.
Supervises personnel by assigning work to laboratory assistants, providing training, remaining current on project status and coordinating training and seminars for personnel.
Conducts product demonstrations by assisting with the planning process, preparing products for display, making presentations and supporting other departments during the trade shows.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Valid Driver’s License
Minimum of seven years of food research/product development experience is required
Yeast experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred
Formulation experience in chemically leavened products preferred
Experience in grain science and cereal chemistry preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency of principles required for successful R&D of food products.
Proficiency of scientific principles and methods required to perform new product development.
Strong project management skills
Experience within retail product commercialization.
Working knowledge and familiarity with food manufacturing facilities.
Understanding of Stage Gate Innovation process a plus
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of GMPs and AIB.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of associates and ranging from entry level to executive level positions.
Ability to manage multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines.
Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision. Must be self-starter.
Proficient use of computer and Microsoft software, PLM experience a plus
Ability to travel up to 25%, post COVID-19.
Consumer packaged goods product development experience a plus
Experience analyzing consumer insights
Ability to partner with Marketing teams on line extensions, competitive analysis and product line/capabilities gap analysis.
Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as supervised employees, and includes training, instructing, and scheduling work.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Work involves light exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, extreme temperatures, humidity, darkness, and/or noise.
Work environment involves light exposure to physical risks, such as working around mechanical, chemical, and electrical hazards.
Light physical effort required such as standing, sitting, and walking in and around the office; reaching, climbing, and kneeling as needed; utilizing fine dexterity, the ability to see, hear, and communicate with associates as well as others by utilizing professionally etiquette.
Personal protective equipment, as defined by C.H. Guenther and Son, will be provided.
Will demonstrate, promote and exemplify the Company’s Core Values in People, Quality and Growth.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R806260
About C.H. Guenther & Son
C.H. Guenther & Son has delivered high-quality products, exceptional flavors and our "just baked from scratch" taste for nearly 170 years. We are a leading supplier of gravies and sauces; baking mixes; custom desserts; oven-ready snacks and meals as well as other value-added products for foodservice and to select consumer markets in North America and Europe.
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