Hershey, Pennsylvania, A Food Technologist fills a critical role in the successful development and execution of the US Region’s multi-year continuous improvement plan. Utilizing solid food science skills and an understanding of core process engineering principles, he/she identifies product and process optimization opportunities including but not limited to recipe changes, ingredient changes, process improvements, and new technology applications. He/She leads or supports projects toward a personal target of delivering $1M - $3M annual savings. He/She leads or supports quality, safety, supply continuity and capacity initiatives as assigned
Primary responsibilities include working as a Project Leader on Product and Process Optimization Projects Formulating/Reformulating new confectionery products in our state of the art Research and Development Center in Hershey, PA. Project responsibilities also include providing manufacturing technical support, and new technology application evaluation.
Possess full working technical knowledge of product and process development and optimization, including formula and process development, optimization, manufacturing validation and implementation.
Demonstrated application of food science and process engineering principles in developing manufacturing solutions with a sound understanding of the interaction between process unit operations and product physical and sensory properties.
Possess the appropriate combination of knowledge and experience in design of manufacturing systems for the food industry including: a basic understanding of common process unit operations and equipment used in the food industry, sanitary design, construction practices and general knowledge of common equipment suppliers in the food industry.
Working knowledge of Food Science and Engineering principles, Quality Assurance, Good Manufacturing Practices.
Working knowledge of lean manufacturing, TPM, and green/black belt certification
Experience operating lab and pilot scale equipment/instrumentation and working in a manufacturing plant.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercising a moderate level of judgment in project execution.
Possess time management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities in an expedient manner, having an understanding of the required business objectives, developing solutions and schedules, and efficient and expedient project executions.
Demonstrate attention to details required to deliver results with sound project planning and project management skills.
Interpersonal skills that allow for effective working relationships at all levels across the organization.
Ability to work in a team environment and independently in a flexible work environment with changing priorities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient computer literacy, fluent with Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to accommodate unusual and extended work hours as required for project completion
Ability to travel up to 25%
Multiple openings exist starting at The entry level Food Technologist level and minimum four years experience at the Senior Food Technologist level...
Hershey, Pennsylvania, The Manager, US CI Product Optimization, will provide a critical leadership role contributing to the successful oversight of the US Supply Chain multi-year product and process continuous improvement strategic plan and portfolio development. He/She is accountable for managing projects and providing leadership to a group of technical professionals that will lead to the successful identification, validation, and appropriate transfer of existing or new technologies into manufacturing operations for continuous quality and cost improvements on new/existing brands and manufacturing processes to deliver $5M - $8M in annual savings.
The Manager also provides strong leadership to influence teams in the execution of product and process improvements, strategic business continuity and capacity initiatives across the North American Supply Chain, with a special focus on ingredient, formula, operations, and process improvements.
The manager maintains a strong cooperative working relationship with Marketing, Commodities Procurement, Quality and Regulatory Compliance, Legal, R&D, Manufacturing, and Operations Business Integration to conduct technical and economic feasibility studies in support of the identification, development, and implementation of regional strategic ingredient, product, process and operations initiatives.
Demonstrated Management, Leadership, Negotiation, and Salesmanship skills; Strategic as well as tactical thinker
Effectively collaborate with Operations Teams, Technical experts, External government and industry agencies and Senior Management
Change Agent: The ability and drive to challenge conventional wisdom
Proven administrative ability, decision-making skills, financial understanding, business integration skills and technical expertise
Experience providing leadership and direction on new technical platforms, technologies, ingredients, and processes.
Ability to define, develop, and implement complex multidimensional product and process optimization projects and make critical decisions with limited information
Working knowledge of Food Chemistry, Confectionery/Chocolate Technology, Confectionery Manufacturing Processes, Product and Process Optimization, Lean Manufacturing Principles
Recognized Subject Matter Expert in a minimum of one confectionery process and product technology.
Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects covering multiple manufacturing locations
Ability to establish priorities and execute multifunctional strategic project objectives
Advanced problem solving and evaluation capabilities
Familiarty with Lean/Six Sigma concepts, TPM.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Must possess technical supervisory experience
Ability to travel up to 25%...
Nationwide, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients is seeking a Technical Sales / Product Manager for the USA savory market. The product portfolio includes Inactive Torula and Brewer’s yeast as well as Yeast Extracts and specific savory blends. This position plays a key role on the Americas and global Lallemand Bo-Ingredients savory team.
The critical responsibilities includes the management of our USA distributor network and specific key accounts. This includes the introduction of new products and applications as well as support to our existing product range. An important responsibility is training distributor representatives on our products and use in application. Collaboration with key Lallemand colleagues (business and R&D) to develop new applications and sales is of high importance.
Product Management especially for our Torula line of products requires close collaboration with our Global Savory Product Manager located in Europe. Product planning and product marketing throughout the product lifecycle is required. Setting the product strategy and roadmap are key elements of the role. Responsibilities include the development and preparation of marketing and advertising materials specifically directed to the markets in the Americas. Ideally the candidate will have at least 3-5 years of related experience. An advanced degree in an associated discipline is also a plus. Excellent interpersonal skills are a requirement as are proficient computer skills. Maintenance and input into our information systems is also a necessity. Familiarity with Unix, CRM and Lewis would be helpful. Extensive travel throughout North America is necessary as well as a few trips annually to other regions...
South Hackensack/Moonachie, New Jersey, Dora’s Naturals is a privately-owned natural food distribution and processing company. Dora’s serves several thousand retail locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with both perishable and shelf stables foods and beverages. In addition, Dora’s is a HPP processor and is installing juice bottling and pudding manufacturing capabilities. Dora’s operates two facilities in Bergen County, NJ totaling approximately 130,000 sq ft.
Title: Director of Quality Control for Dora’s Naturals Inc and Worcester Creameries Corp.
Location: The position will be based at Dora’s HPP/Juice Plant facility at 20 Knickerbocker Road, Moonachie, NJ 07074.
Responsibilities : In this position you will responsible for the following:
Dora’s : Developing and maintaining all quality programs for the HPP, juice and pudding operations including, but not limited to: HACCP, FSMA, SQF, Kosher, USDA, Organic and general regulatory compliance. The position will be responsible for onboarding new customers insofar as it relates to quality and regulatory compliance.
Worcester : This position will be the senior and quality regulatory professional at this facility and will manage the relationships with our customers’ quality departments as well as with regulatory and certifying agencies (i.e. Kosher, organic, SQF, etc.). QA Director will be expected to travel to the plant as needed to conduct quality audits and training. The Worcester facility is located in Roxbury, NY, approximately 140 miles for Dora’s facilities.
Supervise the quality, supplier development, continuous improvement, quality training and quality systems functions.
Develop and implement Quality plans and programs promoting sound and effective principles as set forth in company procedures, government standards and directives, and commercially-proven methodology and ensure that the department conforms to these principles.
Improve the efficiency of the Quality organization through effective leadership, individual and group training, and process improvement.
Ensure Safety Compliance with government standards and directives
Perform initial quality planning and implement cost effective quality plans commensurate with customer requirements.
Coordinate Quality activities with Operations, Sales, R&D and other departments
Be responsible for the maintenance of quality records that document the quality status of material/products and will provide necessary information and cumulative data.
Maintain a supplier rating system, inform vendors of their performance, and monitor trends and corrective actions.
Responsible for maintaining food safety, employee safety, quality standards and Customer specifications.
Report any food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition or Biology or related technical field. 5+ years in the food manufacturing industry especially in the QA and Food safety department.
Must have superior documentation skills with the ability to generate and maintain Quality System Procedures.
Must have supervisory experience and ability to lead and influence others.
Must have superior customer relations skills, be customer focused, a good presenter, and someone that is naturally seeking improvement.
Auditor background is desired.
Direct experience with GFSI certification schemes (SQF, BRC, etc) and holds a current SQF Practitioner’ certificate.
Ability to operate all information technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing and reporting as it applies to this position...