Food Technologist

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10/26/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 471.18TS Pay Rate: 60,000 - 70,000

Food Technologist

The Food Technologist is the creative source and project manager for developing new products and bringing them to market.  Winning products are defined by consumer liking targets and Brand insights.  The Food Technologist will coordinate all cross-functional work in regard to the profile, including, Sensory, Marketing, Legal, Consumer Insights, Procurement, Brewing, Quality and other departments.

 This person must coordinate all tasks through Research & Development (R&D at the company while working to develop a product that can efficiently and safely by produced at the production Breweries.  Profile building will be a creative process but must keep scale up in mind.  Additional responsibilities will include working with the Sensory team to create a highly preferred product, as well as conducting research and testing of new ingredients, process techniques and packaging technologies.  This person will also be involved in developing and maintaining product specifications and standard operating procedures for product formulation and processing.  The Food Technologist will build and manage timelines, work with capacity planning to schedule trial runs, and manage on-time delivery of new products to market.

What You’ll Do:

  • Product Strategy Development
  • Provides feedback on product direction, including new trends and relevant competitors
  • Works with cross-functional team to evaluate technical feasibility and any processing issues to consider
  • Product Design and Process Development
  • Works with Sensory, Senior leaders, and Brand/Marketing teams to hit product targets for success
  • Organizes and leads product development tastings, obtain direction or approval, and sending reports and updates. Consults with sensory team for tasting design as needed
  • Assist Engineering, Production, Accounting, Purchasing, Marketing, Labeling, and QA in the completion of development related projects
  • Works with procurement to source ingredients. Understands legal implications and guidelines to products and understands cost implications of formulation.
  • Product Transition to production
  • Ensures compliance with government regulations, certification requirements and TTB and FDA label registration
  • Ensures consistent regulatory compliance with all production processes and materials
  • Support new product transition to breweries, ensuring highest quality and safety
  • Designs, coordinates, and executes new product line test runs. Analyzes line test results and collaborates with process engineers, production staff, packaging, and Marketing specialists to ensure manufactured product is within desired target cost parameters, performance, and organoleptic attributes
  • Monitors initial production runs until product parameters are met
  • Executes and analyzes production run results and recommends appropriate adjustments to product formulas and/or processes to keep manufactured product within desired target profile
  • Generates preliminary, tentative, and finished product specifications for new processes. Modifies existing product specifications reflecting changes to formulas and/or processes
  • Product Strategy Development
  • Provides feedback on product direction, including new trends and relevant competitors
  • Works with cross-functional team to evaluate technical feasibility and any processing issues to consider
  • Product Design & Process Development
  • Works with Sensory, Senior leaders, and Brand/Marketing teams to hit product targets for success
  • Organizes and lead product development tastings, obtain direction or approval, and sending reports and updates. Consults with sensory team for tasting design as needed
  • Assist Engineering, Production, Accounting, Purchasing, Marketing, Labeling, and QA in the completion of development related projects
  • Works with procurement to source ingredients. Understands legal implications and guidelines to products and understands cost implications of formulation
  • Product Transition to production
  • Ensures compliance with government regulations, certification requirements and TTB and FDA label registration
  • Ensures consistent regulatory compliance with all production processes and materials
  • Support new product transition to breweries, ensuring highest quality and safety
  • Designs, coordinates, and executes new product line test runs. Analyzes line test results and collaborates with process engineers, production staff, packaging, and Marketing specialists to ensure manufactured product is within desired target cost parameters, performance, and organoleptic attributes
  • Monitors initial production runs until product parameters are met
  • Executes and analyzes production run results and recommends appropriate adjustments to product formulas and/or processes to keep manufactured product within desired target profile
  • Generates preliminary, tentative, and finished product specifications for new processes. Modifies existing product specifications reflecting changes to formulas and/or processes
  • Maintains beverage development laboratory, managing the upkeep, troubleshooting, and acquisition of instrumentation as needed
  • Develop critical partnerships with external partners and consultants to insure successful, timely and effective product development
  • Displays excellent project management skills by tracking and organizing all documentation and communication relevant to active projects

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tamra Sanders at tsanders@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Food Science, Biology, Fermentation Science or other life sciences
  • 2-5 years of related industry experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required
  • Report writing, and good communication skills is required
  • Proven ability to work in a flexible and changing schedule

Desired:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Prior experience with flavors a plus
  • Experience with project management tracking systems such as Basecamp, Workfront, and/or Microsoft OneNote is preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must possess the technical skills to work in a lab, pilot plant, and manufacturing scale environments
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (8-hour work day)
  • Must enjoy working in a cross-functional environment; willingness to travel 10-20%

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tamra Sanders at tsanders@cps4jobs.com.

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Tamra Sanders
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Tamra Sanders

Sr. Technical Recruiter/Food and Beverage 

Specialties: All Food and Beverage Industries positions including: Product Development, Research, Sensory, Nutrition, Culinary, Flavorist, Applications, Analytical, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Technical Service, Ingredients, and B2B Ingredient Sales.

Experience: I have 10+ years of experience in recruiting and the last 5 years in Food and Beverage. I partner with small and big Food and Beverage companies (CPG and Ingredient) throughout the US helping them secure GREAT employees.

 

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