POSITION AVAILABLE - #15055

JOB TITLE: Seasonings Chemist/Technologist – Product Development, Matching & Applications

LOCATION: New Jersey/New York

SALARY: $80-90K (could be more depending on your qualifications)

SUMMARY:

Dry blended seasoning company serving these industries with product expertise & a modern facility:

Snack Food Industry

Poultry IndustryV
Meat IndustryV
Seafood IndustryV
Specialty Chemical Ingredients

Institutional

Condiment Industry

“Hands On” Food Technologist (within the Research & Development team of 3) – Responsible for:

New product development, formulations, applications, research projects, sensory evaluations and maintenance of existing products. This individual must operate effectively both independently and within a team in a fast-paced environment. The ability to carefully follow instructions and adapt quickly to shifting priorities is essential. Good critical thinking and communication skills are a must.

Experience in matching, sensory and raw material evaluation.

Experience in protein foods, refrigerated foods and snack seasonings a plus.

Provide technical service and support to customers and internally to Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Purchasing
and Quality Control as required to generate and maintain sales to Industrial and Food Service accounts;

Additional:

• Advancing projects with attention to quality, speed and accuracy

• Spearheading the development of assigned projects

• Using and maintaining laboratory and kitchen equipment

• Delivering against multiple tight deadlines

• Preparing food products using simple cooking techniques

• Tasting and effectively communicating feedback during sensory evaluation

• Supporting teammates as needed

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

• Maintain close contact with the research and technical groups of potential and existing customers.

• Monitor the food industry for new developments and trends.

• Develop or modify seasoning blends to meet the parameters of Marketing Department or customer.

• Optimize seasoning blends for quality and profitability.

• Plan, organize, complete research, & properly document the ingredients or processes for seasoning projects.

• Provide technical assistance in resolution of customer complaints.

• Evaluate alternate ingredient suppliers.

• Investigate and recommend use of excess, aged, or discrepant ingredients, spices and seasoning blends.

• Provide technical information for use in marketing handouts.

• Maintain contacts with food ingredient suppliers.

• Monitor the seasoning blends, as mixed, for manufacturability i.e. dustiness, stratification, clarity of mixing instructions.

• Supervise first-time and other production seasoning batches.

• Write ingredient statements and specifications for seasoning blends.

• Travel, as required, with sales managers and directors to meet customers, perform product demonstrations or attend conventions.

• Maintain office, lab, inventory areas and equipment in a safe, clean, neat and orderly manner.

• Maintain properly labeled, current inventory of ingredients and spices.

• Order from inventory or vendors the ingredients, spices and other supplies necessary to do research.

• Follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures when generating samples.

• Verify with QC the suitability for use of ingredients, spices and blends.

• Answer questions regarding the status of projects submitted.

SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or a related field MUST HAVE SEASONING EXPERIENCE.
INTER-RELATIONS Contact with customers, other Food Scientist, Sales, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Purchasing and Marketing personnel plus outside vendors.





Please contact Terri Sherman 920-261-8890
tsherman@tsloan.com