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Senior Innovation Technologist

  • LocationSaint Louis, MO 63110 - United States
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:a month ago


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  • Job no: 37600
  • Categories: R&D

Job Description

Our client, a leading baked goods company, is currently seeking an ambitious Senior Innovation Technologist to help lead their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated candidate with a go-getter attitude and a drive to succeed. Responsibilities include:

1) Improve flavor, color, volume, texture, stale-free shelf life and mold-free shelf life of sweet goods

2) Stay abreast of new ingredients and developments in the sweet good areas, including technical literature, trade literature and patents

3) Report results, findings, conclusions and recommendations on all products, new ingredients and suppliers

4) Fulfill the role of a Project Manager by adhering to the new product development process, including all documentation from ideation to product launch

5) Conduct all activities in a safe manner, wear PPE, as necessary

6) Contribute to technical training seminars and information, as requested

7) Provide manufacturing, sales and marketing support, as needed

8) Support procurement by evaluating and testing new and alternative raw materials

9) Assist with providing technical information and assistance to sales, marketing and customers with implementation of products

10) Assist with keeping department expenses within budget

11) Comply with the corporate travel policy and control spending

12) Contribute to department and capital budget preparations to ensure budget meets laboratory needs, as requested

13) Update line management on progression of projects in accurate and timely manner

14) Interact and communicate with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality, Sales and other departments

15) Complete project documentation and file on the shared drive

16) Manage multiple projects simultaneously

17) Look at challenges in a unique manner and develop innovative solutions

18) Develop new ideas to improve productivity, increase revenue and control costs

19) Set clear objectives, timelines and measurements

20) Identify responsibilities and tasks and involve others, as needed

21) Listen to customers and responds appropriately

22) Strive to build positive customer relationships

23) Explore changes to established procedures and products to meet customer needs

24) Comply with all HR policies and procedures and relevant employment laws

Critical Requirements

1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field

2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)

3) Recent experience in the baked goods industry is strongly preferred

4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in innovation technology

If you are qualified and possess superb communication skills and have the proven ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then this could be a great opportunity for you. Please apply ASAP!

Compensation and Other Details

Base Salary: Highly competitive package, commensurate with experience


  • Published on 07 May 2021, 12:22 PM