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
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
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
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. ...