San Clemente CA

If you are a leader looking to build the future of fresh meals, you are growth-minded and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, or you are excited to work with the country’s largest retailers, go to market with the best in product quality, and work with industry leaders that care for each other and their communities, Our Client is the perfect fit for you.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and coordinate information and activities to facilitate accurate and efficient product development and product changes
  • Ensure critical path development stage gates are met, collaborating closely with the Culinary, Supply, Technical, Sales, Marketing and Commercialization teams
  • Communicate with suppliers to assist in sourcing new ingredients
  • Assist Culinary team with product development as and when required
  • Costing of new products developed by the culinary team
  • Work closely with technical team to ensure development projects comply with customers brand policies and quality requirements
  • Ensure correct handover information of new and reformulated products into the business
  • Sales brief translation
  • Facilitate product presentation packs for internal and customer presentations
  • Co-ordinate new product samples, manage sample calendar and work cross functionally to deliver on time
  • Assist in customer presentations on and off site where applicable
  • Direct liaison with customers on projects
  • Design, execute and analyze experimental approach for product design
  • Involvement in new packaging design / testing
  • Organizes travel testing for new packaging formulations and ensure effective communication of results
  • Manage the change log process for the New Product Development team
  • Assists in the organization of all relevant samples for artwork, taste panels and nutritional analysis
  • Manages and continually improve all new product development documentation
  • Carries out root cause analysis / resolving development issues or product improvements when required
  • Provides full training to Technical and Operations on new products, i.e., visual, flavor, texture and aroma and any special attributes
  • Supplies relevant product information when required for post launch review
  • Assist in inventory control of new product raw materials

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated
  • Proficient using excel, databases and report writing
  • Detail orientated
  • Able to communicate at all levels both above and below, verbally and in writing
  • Must be flexible in terms of working hours
  • Demonstrated ability at being a team player
  • Experience working in a continuous improvement environment and demonstrated delivery through change
  • Experience of Trace Gains and Genesis software would be a benefit
  • Experience working in a continuous improvement environment and demonstrated delivery through change
  • Travel to sites across the USA as and when required

Experience / Education

  • Requires a Bachelor degree and 2-4 years of experience in a chilled food manufacturing environment
  • Certified and trained in OSHA requirements or expectations, HACCP, and/or Food Hygiene

Work Authorization: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and/or alien authorized to work in the US on an unlimited basis

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