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Junior Technologist, Bakery

Department: Applications/Flavors
Location: Rockleigh, NJ, United States

Job Summary:

  • To provide application support to the Applications Team. This includes preparation and presentation of existing and new products incorporating Takasago flavors to other members of the Flavor Division, as well as directly or indirectly to clients.
  • To engage in and support application product development. Utilize existing and new ingredients, processes and concepts to demonstrate Takasago flavors and technologies and maximize sales potential.
  • Process customer sample requests that require application of using existing and new flavors, in a timely manner. This includes working on prioritized projects first and within the agreed upon deadline.
  • Assist flavorists in the flavor application and evaluation of new and existing flavors.
  • Participate in customer and affiliate events to develop new consumer products and concepts.
  • Keep records and establish standard operation procedures for relevant tasks at hand. Assure safe and sanitary working environment and processes.
  • Follow safety policies and procedures.
  • Keep up-to-date on latest developments in food and bakery technology.
  • Effective communication skills, technical aptitude and strong interpersonal skills.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Gain knowledge in preparation and presentation of application samples and consumer products.
  • Gain knowledge of customers products and segments.
  • Participate in evaluations and develop tasting vocabulary. Gain experience in tasting flavors, application samples and market products.
  • Develop skills necessary in selection of appropriate Flavors showcasing Takasago’s product offerings.
  • Learn all necessary computer systems to facilitate daily workload, keep records and catalog information.
  • Become familiar in using all necessary equipment, its operation, safety protocols, cleaning procedures and maintenance requirements.
  • Become familiar with all raw materials and ingredients, its suppliers, inventory levels, logistics of procurement and storage.
  • Assist other Senior Food Technologists developing prototypes for Customers.
  • Participate in Junior Technologist Rotation program, contribute, share and assist in developing curricula.
  • Assist in housekeeping chores when necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Food science degree and/or related degree in a technical field. B.S is required.
  • Some experience in Food Technology preferred but not a pre-requisite.
  • Bakery experience highly preferred (hobby or work experience)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate with knowledge of common business software program.
  • Acute sense of smell and taste.
  • Presentation and communication skills.

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