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Product Developer- Ingredients

Job Title
Product Developer- Ingredients
Job ID
27688973
Location
Brecksville,  OH 44141
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Description
AGRANA Fruit is a global leader in delivering healthy and delicious food solutions in partnership with our valued customers. Our co-collaboration mindset results in the development of innovative products across multiple categories including refrigerated & frozen dairy, bakery and food service. Our team of experts are passionate about the wonderful world of food, the communities we serve and meeting the needs of consumers around the world.

Ingredient Portfolio Specialist - Brecksville, OH
AGRANA Fruit US, Inc. is seeking an Ingredient Portfolio Specialist to work as part of the Product Development team at our Corporate Headquarters in Brecksville, OH. The Ingredient Portfolio Specialist US will contribute significantly to the overall success of the company by facilitating the evaluation of material substitutions for cost savings, continuation of supply, and reduction of expired material. The role also supports the collaboration between Procurement, Sales, Quality and NPD and acts as the interface between these functions.

Ingredient Portfolio Specialist, Job Responsibilities:
  • Execute process for material substitutions from request through implementation
  • Performs lab testing and experimentation to assess the viability of potential material substitutions ensuring the compliance with the Fruit Preparation specifications (sensory and quality parameters)
  • Identify potential raw material exchange targets by assessing product specifications and recipes.
  • Create and schedule pilot plant batches for analytical and sensory evaluation.  Establish new recipes with stakeholders (Developer, Sales, Operations, Quality, Purchasing)
  • Ensure full transparency and accuracy of data in the lifecycle of an ingredient project supported by the relevant tools
  • Participate in raw material supplier discussions and events
  • Advise NPD on potential use of existing materials in new products
  • Manage laboratory flavor inventory in AFUS
  • Organize local sensory tests for material substitutions (sample preparation, panel invitation, results analysis and conclusion)

Ingredient Portfolio Specialist, Job Requirements:
  • BS in Food Science, Food Technology or other applicable Science field.
  • Skilled in communication and influencing stakeholders without direct influence
  • Strong Decision Maker
  • Results driven.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in food product development.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of food ingredients, applicable raw materials.
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • General business acumen
  • SAP application experience or application system experience required.

As a global company, we are immensely proud of our diverse workforce and attach great importance to equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation who is passionate about their career to apply.
AGRANA Fruit offers a competitive salary and provides an excellent benefits package.  We are proud to be able to say that our employee benefit costs are some of the lowest in our industry! If interested, apply online at www.agranajobs.com  or e-mail your resume to leah.sivage@agrana.com

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