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Whether you’re looking to find a job or wanting to post a job, IFT’s Career Center is a great year-long resource to support you in your job search pursuits. IFT’s Career Center is also a recruiter's best friend. Source top food science talent by posting your position on IFT’s Career Center.

St Louis,,   Evergrain LLC (an Anheuser Busch InBev Company) is seeking a Sales Director/Manager to own and execute our commercial strategy and sales activities for our food ingredients in North America. Evergrain is a food ingredients business whose purpose is to Realize the Potential in Barley. We are a purpose driven organization with a simple mission: Create Incredible Ingredients to Nourish the World through the Transformative Power of Circularity. We are passionate innovators who take unloved products and transform them into amazing natural ingredients that benefit people, business and the planet. At Evergrain we look for people who are energetic and disruptive, but credible. People who are passionate and excited about circularity and who are tenacious and adaptable. The opportunity is here. Make it yours!   Evergrain Sales Director/Manger [Band: V] Location:  USA   Purpose of the Job: The jobholder is accountable for implementation and execution of the Sales Strategy for EverGrain’s product lines in North America. This includes but is not limited to: Own day-to-day dialogue with EverGrain’s customers and distributors Maintain CRM data entry and reporting to leadership Become the customer feedback repository and work with the Product Owner on prioritizing customer needs Responsibility for helping to develop and execute the pricing strategy Meet/Exceed the Sales Plan and work with the Operations teams on prioritization Oversee smooth customer-friendly back-office operation in conjunction with Customer Service (receipts of POs, invoicing) Coordinate or handle daily requests by customers   Profile: Education University degree (concentration in food science or related area is a plus) Advanced Business degree is a plus Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is an advantage. Experience 5 years’ experience in a commercial Sales Management role with a food ingredient company Should have extensive industry Contacts Good project management & reporting skills are mandatory Experience and knowledge of startup operating models are an advantage Background working on Agile team(s) a plus   Technical competencies: (Job related) Strong knowledge of FMCG (and Contract Manufacturing) space and customer needs in a B-to-B environment Strong interpersonal skills and customer relationship management Basic mastery of food science fundamentals Good analytical skills Ability to work under pressure against multiple deadlines Flexibility – able to change direction and take on added responsibility as needed Strong organization skills; adheres to deadlines. Basic business sense Ability to make presentations and to lead working meetings Strong Leadership skills & strong team player Ability to operate across different cultural realities, having a strong skill to bridge cultural differences.   Reporting Structure: This individual reports to the Chief Sales Officer.   For more info, please contact Global People Manager :  GiRim Sung   [email protected]   Mobile:  (630) 853-4196...
Brunswick, Georgia, In this role, you will lead a team of professionals responsible for end-to-end product development for King & Prince Seafood. In collaboration with key stakeholders, you will define, lead and execute the enterprise’s research and development strategy to foster innovation, build customer satisfaction and drive profitable business growth.  You will actively partner with functions across the organization to deliver a robust and customer-centric innovation pipeline relevant to specific market segments. You will also: Create and execute long-term R&D strategies that support business objectives Manage and develop your team to optimize their contributions toward innovation, product development and culinary goals and objectives Develop and manage a portfolio of R&D projects linked to key customer needs, product development initiatives Lead the R&D team in identifying and developing new products, projects and technologies Develop, test and commercialize new value-added seafood products and processes Deploy expertise in the areas of product formulation, flavor applications, ingredient interactions, analytical methods, statistical design of experiments, and commercial processing scale-up Initiate and lead the new product development (NPD) process including development of new product specifications Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement improved products and processes Oversee the corporate chef and culinary function. Maintain current knowledge of key technologies, developments in food science, trends in the food industry, and market research to ensure the organization takes advantage of relevant information and expertise Promote continuous improvement through on-going teaching and training opportunities, product quality improvements, line extensions and process optimization Qualifications M.S. degree in Food Science/Technology/Engineering, natural sciences, or closely related field 7–10 years product development experience in the food industry with at least 5 years in a leadership role Exceptional communication and presentation skills Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate cross-functionally, influence decisions and provide direction Strong project management skills; set and manage project objectives, critical paths and timelines Excellent organization and attention to detail Ability to work under own initiative, comfortable setting goals, analyzing performance and course corrections as needed Understanding of product development cycle from concept to commercialization including cost parameters and shelf life implications. Proficiency with MS Office and data base software...
Erie , Illinois, Erie Foods International, Inc., specializing in dairy protein ingredients is currently seeking an individual to fill the position of Quality Assurance. Erie Foods offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The successful candidate will manage the day to day QA activities at our Erie, Illinois, plant to support our quality programs. The ability to effectively communicate within the business and externally is a key requirement. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science in Food Science or other closely related fields with relevant processing or production experience.   Purpose of Position:  To oversee quality programs and GMPs in the production plant. To assist the Quality Manager with projects, continuous improvement and problem solving  To support the Production group with quality documentation and oversight as needed   Responsibilities: Serve as a technical liaison between Quality and Production.  Oversee daily GMP’s in the production plant, writing and updating procedures as necessary and providing training as required. Assist with the implementation and follow up of quality programs in the manufacturing facility. Complete line inspections, sign off paperwork, maintain quality records and report to Quality Manager. Assist with complaint and non-conformance investigations. Interact with and support Purchasing, Production, Customer Service, Quality Assurance and HR/Safety/Continuous Improvement and other EFI departments in support of business and client requirements. Oversee production sanitation and implementation of the master sanitation schedule. Oversee sign off work orders and maintenance work. Support with QA – production record, Including record keeping of any documentation Perform and Manage Erie North Plant environmental monitoring swabs, allergen, ATP and other required swabs. Manage all incoming material to comply with Erie’s material management program Manage releases of raw and finish product for the North Plant, including sensory testing and inspection for selected products. Manage scoop and brushes used a the North Plant and audit use to ensure accountability Review CoA’s to ensure they meet customer and/or Erie specifications Help maintain a register of approved suppliers and ensure documentation on file is current PCQI and SQF practitioners responsibilities for Erie North Plant. Assist with selected sample request and keeping production retains. Manage and sign off Erie pest control program Review QA records and released from Co-manufacturers Manage and sign off on Erie pest control program. Assist with customer and 3 rd party audits. Other duties as assigned Requirements: Technical degree/background On the job experience with quality systems management Basic level computer skills Above average work and attendance record Availability to work overtime on short notice Project management skills. Hands on experience preferred. Bachelor degree required.  Leadership and good communication skills If you’d like to hear more information about this position please submit your resume through the IFT webpage. ...

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