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Sr. Food Technologist

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: May 30, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Sr. Food TechnologistThe Sr. Food Technologist is responsible to lead development of new flavored beverages, line extensions and value engineering projects. The incumbent will also act as a conduit to the cross functional teams, including but not limited to: marketing, sales, quality, procurement, and manufacturing.Essential FunctionsLead primary development of beverages either internally or through working with flavor houses.Formulate products to achieve target flavor and nutritional profile, and label claims, while keeping cost in mind.Be technical lead on beverage formulations, ingredient functionalities, and the different processing capabilities at Niagara. Act as technical expert during commissioning of new formulas by applying key knowledge of ingredient functionalities, formulas, and processes, as well as troubleshooting skills to ensure successful scale-up.Independently develop specifications for finished products and ingredients.Manage internal sensory evaluations to determine product acceptability and provide summary and recommendations to proceed.Support Sales objectives by in/directly interact with target/key customers in support of existing and new business growth opportunities.Keep abreast of new ingredients, technologies, and processes that are applicable to Niagara product portfolios.Maintain records of documents during development process independently with great attention to accuracy and details that will allow repeatability of data. This includes, but are not limited to: lab notebooks, analytical/organoleptic and sensory test results, formulas, and specifications.Ensure streamlined communications between Product Development, Marketing, Supply Chain, Procurement, PLM, QA, Operations and Sales to maintain great rapport with all cross functional teams and ensuring awareness of key project milestones.Responsible for producing (or work with flavor houses to produce) samples for customer evaluations while ensuring product specifications and safety are met.Collaborate with QA, tech service, and operations to conduct line trials of new formulations to verify manufacturing feasibilities.Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:4 Years
Experience in Food/Beverage Product Development4 Years
Experience in Project Management4 Years
Experience in Food or Beverage Manufacturing4 Years
Knowledge of major PLM software is a plus *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationPreferred Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in Food/Beverage Product Development6 Years
Experience in Project Management6 Years
Experience in Food or Beverage Manufacturing*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesProficiency in, but not limited to:Strong understanding of ingredients and its functionality used in the water/beverage industry,Strong understanding of product development processes and different manufacturing processesDemonstrated excellent problem solving, continuous improvement and strategic thinking skills with very minimal guidance.Ability to work collaboratively cross-functional team environmentsMust be well organizedExcellent communication skills - written and verbalDetail oriented; able to work independently and with minimal supervisionFluent with all MS Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)Knowledge of Genesis label development tool is a plusKnowledge of Agile/Oracle project management system is a plusThis position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerMakes safety the number one priorityKeeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediatelyEffectively prioritizes tasks based on department goalsShows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directlyPrioritizes resolution of customer issues effectivelyResponds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customersInnovACTMakes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or productsDemonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstancesIncreases performance through greater efficiencyFind a WaySeeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other expertsUnderstands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actionsSeeks solutions rather than placing blameEmpowered to be GreatConsistently looks for ways to improve one s self through growth and development opportunitiesCommunicates clearly and promptly up, down, and acrossCommunicates effectively to manage expectationsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related fieldPreferred:Master's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related fieldCertification/License: Required:
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None RequiredTypical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$95,301.00 - $138,186.00 / YearlyBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameCORP-MAIN

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