Understanding productivity opportunities - these opportunities include value engineering, improvements in throughput, yield and sustainability without compromising quality, product design or consumer acceptability
Development and execution of project plans to quantify and develop identified opportunities, working in conjunction with cross functional partners to execute critical plans will provide opportunities to build project management skill. Productivity opportunities span many functions, such as Operations, Purchasing, and Ops Finance as well as across sectors and regions.
Application of sound science principles to address technical challenges - Most productivity problems are resolved through the correct application of basic Food Science and Engineering principles.
Design and execute experiments utilizing the scientific methods, analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on productivity opportunities.
Perform fundamental economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredient suppliers, and product formulations.
Communication of Results - Results and recommendations will be shared both written and verbally within the productivity team and with the productivity leadership.
By joining PFNA Productivity, you will become a part of a team which helps drive over $30MM in annual savings to the bottom line.
As a Productivity Development Contributor you will:
Drive bottom line savings which can be used to fuel future innovation
Ensure product design integrity while making big changes to big brands
Qualify breakthrough innovation which can be leveraged across our global businesses
Build technical leadership, while partnering with a team of R&D technical resources.
Gain experience and knowledge on multiple brands and processes
Learn business principles which define project successes.
Provide updates to the team and productivity leadership
You will develop:
Technical skills in applying food science and engineering principles to solve new problems
Process and Product knowledge in multiple core brands
People leadership skills by collaborating with individuals in other functions
Collaboration and influence skills through interaction with cross-functional teams
Financial analysis skills for assessing the value of projects
Understanding of Analytical and Sensory tools to evaluate results and project success.
Excel/Word/MS Outlook - proficiency with Microsoft office applications
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Food Science or Engineering
Minimum 2-3 years' experience in the food industry
Demonstrated ability to translate business objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and objectives
Proven ability to make significant technical scientific advances utilizing internal and/or external resources
Demonstrated understanding of how to incorporate business needs into technical decisions
The ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments
Proven ability to manage multiple assignments/ tasks
COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role. Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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