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Food Technologist

Company: Niagara Bottling, LLC
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: July 8, 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.Food TechnologistThe Food Technologist is responsible for the development of new flavored beverages, line extensions and value engineering projects. The incumbent will be required to work cross functionally with Marketing, Sales, Quality, Procurement, and R&D departments while actively addressing customers and consumers' needs.Essential Functions
    • Develop and/or work with third party vendor to develop formulas for new products or line extensions as well as reformulating existing ones to better meet customer/consumer success criteria.
    • Work with QA, suppliers, and/or third party testing facilities to establish finished product specifications on product attributes, analytical and organoleptic testing requirements.
    • Manage internal sensory evaluations to determine product acceptability, both new and existing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Be the 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.
    • Collaborate with QA, tech service, and operations to conduct line trials of new formulations to verify manufacturing feasibilities.
    • Maintain records of documents during development process, including but are not limited to: lab notebooks, analytical/organoleptic and sensory test results, formulas, and specifications.
    • 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.JOB DESCRIPTIONWork Experience/KSA's* Required:
      • 0-2 year(s) - Food/ Beverage Product Development
      • 0-2 year(s) - Project Management
      • 0-2 year(s) - Food or Beverage manufacturing
      • 0-2 year(s) - knowledge of major PLM software is a plus
      • Fluent with all MS Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint)* Preferred:
        • 2-4 years - Food/ beverage Development
        • 2-4 years - Project Management
        • 2-4 years - Food or beverage manufacturing
        • Knowledge of Genesis label development tool is a plusCompetencies
          • Strong understanding of ingredients and its functionality used in the water/beverage industry,
          • Strong understanding of product development processes and different manufacturing processes
          • Demonstrated excellent problem solving, continuous improvement and strategic thinking skills with minimal guidance.
          • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
          • Must have strong organizational and time management skills
          • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
          • Detail oriented; able to work independently and with minimal supervisionThis position embodies the values of Niagara's LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:
            • Lead Like an Owner
              • Makes safety the number one priority
              • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
              • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
              • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
              • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
              • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
              • InnovACT
                • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
                • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
                • Increases performance through greater efficiency
                • Find a Way
                  • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
                  • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
                  • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
                  • Empowered to be Great
                    • Consistently looks for ways to improve one's self through growth and development opportunities
                    • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
                    • Communicates effectively to manage expectationsEducation* Minimum Required:
                      • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related field* Preferred:
                        • Master's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related fieldCertification/License:
                          • Required: None
                          • Preferred: NoneForeign Language
                            • Required: None Required
                            • Preferred: NoneTypical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$77,796.00 - $112,805.00 / YearlyBenefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a resume into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's resume 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 resume to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit resume into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

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