JBS USA MANAGER R&D- CONSUMER VALUE ADDED PORK AND BEEF in Greeley, Colorado

TITLE: Manager Research & Development – Consumer Value Added Pork and Beef

SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this role is the creation of new fresh pork and beef products that are packaged to be sold in Retail and Club Channels. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops new pork and beef products leveraging expertise in food chemistry, food ingredient functionality and experimental design.

  • Translates consumer needs into product innovation and renovation .

  • Independently completes research projects to design, develop and improve new and existing product portfolio.

  • Provides product costs based on commodities, ingredients, and product formulations.

  • Responsible for sourcing ingredients and leveraging vendor expertise in ingredient functionality.

  • Creates product samples by working with various plant production equipment, such as grinders, injectors, massagers, dicers, slicers, or chillers, etc.

  • Tests ideas on processing or packaging attributes that would improve product performance or desirability.

  • Develop and maintain product specification , ingredient statements, allergen information and formulas for seasoning blends and non-meat ingredients; then incorporate respective information into the label design process as needed.

  • Manages and oversees R&D technical functions such as sensory, shelf life testing, legal label claims , product/packaging improvements etc.

  • Participates in plant trials and works with new product start-ups - ensure products are made to spec.

  • Works with production plant personnel on scale up of new products. Suggest initial order quantities for ingredients and packaging, obtain cost of materials

  • Act as a technical resource to answer questions about current and new products, plant capabilities, labeling regulations.

  • Present new products to customers ; Presentation often involves cooked preparation of multiple items or full meals

  • Prepare product samples and ship to customers as requested.

  • General awareness of USDA regulations , restricted/limited ingredients and approved processing procedures.

  • Optimizes cost/quality and process improvements contributing to increased product quality and profitability for the business.

  • Designs tests, interpret results and recommend next steps in product development

  • Assists QA/QC in the analysis of product that generates customer complaints .

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety policies

  • Intermediate ability in Microsoft Office products, specifically Microsoft Excel

  • Interpersonal and team skills for working with employees at all levels both internal and external

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

Education: BS or Master’s in Meat Science/Food Science or related.

Experience: 5-7 years in fresh pork or beef product development in a production or related facility

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications