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7/19/2017 R&D Food Technologist

Concord Foods, Inc. is well known in the food industry as a supplier to leading retailers, branded confectionery manufacturers and food service chains. The Oringer Division specifically services the confectionery, ice cream/dairy, bakery and food service sectors. The company has four divisions, with a common purpose and commitment to providing superior levels of quality, product innovation and excellent service to customers.  Due to our continued growth, we are creating a new position within our R&D team.

We are seeking an experienced product developer with a successful history of developing and commercializing new products. This newly created position will focus on the development of confectionary fillings, syrups/sauces, and ice cream variegates and bases.

Primary  purpose:  to  develop and successfully commercialize new food products that meet the restrictions and requirements supplied in a project brief while meeting  food safety, financial and sensorial requirements of the customer.

Core responsibilities:

Support Sales initiatives to drive revenue. Formulate and prepare benchtop/ pilot samples per customers’ project briefs, specified restrictions, and within time allotments

Develop predictive analytical testing methods to ensure successful new product transitions to manufacturing

Lead new product trials with support from Quality, Engineering, and Operations

Leverage problem solving and critical thinking skills to overcome development obstacles, find solutions, and resolve issues with commercialization

Perform physical and chemical testing of customer prototypes including, moisture, water activity, pH, viscosity, and microscopy

Develop specifications for prototype samples

Conduct storage studies to validate new product shelf life

Maintain internal documentation and records per internal requirements

Source new ingredients/flavors/etc. as needed. Evaluate performance, record results,  and approve raw material documentation

Assist in productivity  driven projects


BS or MS in Food Science or Chemistry

4+ years of product development experience within a food manufacturing environment, preference for confectionary and syrup/sauce background

Detailed understanding of ingredient functionality including stabilizer, protein, and fat interactions.

Ability to self manage projects including excellent organizational and time management skills

 Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the company

Adaptability, creativity, and team work!

MS Office proficiency

Apply to Nancy Taylor, Director of Human Resources, ntaylor@concordfoods.com
6/10/2017 Warehouse/Logistics Intern Summer 2017

Are you seeking a Supply Chain or Logistics Internship that will provide you with the opportunity to lead projects in an open, dynamic environment?  Do you want to be empowered to improve or create methods/processes while working closely with our Leadership Team?  If yes, then Stonyfield has an exciting opportunity for a Logistics student to gain invaluable experience as an intern in our Londonderry NH plant. 


Our intern will have the opportunity to assist in Warehouse and Supply Chain challenges with intent of improving productivity, warehouse layout and logistics.  Projects may include:


1)      Warehouse Organization & Layout

a)      Analyze current status of the warehouse, existing gaps, and desired improvements

b)      Provide suggestions and opportunities to improve organization, reduce redundancies

c)       Design potential new layout formations


2)      Saturation and Capacity Analysis

a)      Analyze current saturation and capacity of the warehouse

b)      Work with the Supply Chain team to develop project plans on improvements

c)       Suggest more efficient logistics and flow of product & materials 

  The ideal candidate will have:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree Program with a major in Logistics, Supply Chain or related program
  • Experience using Microsoft Office
  • The ability to communicate and work with diverse and inclusive population
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects
  • Willingness to work within a cold environment

    Aura Huot
    HR Training Specialist
    10 Burton Drive
    Londonderry, NH 03053

6/1/2017 Quality Technician

The Quality Technician is responsible for assisting in development and implementation of a quality control/quality assurance program in accordance with GFSI food safety/security standards, FDA and State regulations and requirements. 

  Key Responsibilities


1.       Responsible for inspection of incoming raw ingredients and materials to determine acceptability based on approved company specifications and HACCP/Preventive Controls Program

2.       Conduct daily operational inspections ensuring compliance with company procedures, GFSI, CCP’s, PRP’s, GMP’s, SOP’s, SSOP’s and regulatory requirements

3.       Responsible for evaluation and testing of intermediate processes and final product compliance results with documentation and communication of all finish product release dispositions and raw ingredient quality decisions during production preparation and production batching

4.       Conduct and promote food safety compliance and education to manufacturing and other operational departments

5.       Participate and assist in Verification audits, Process Improvements and Corrective Actions

6.       Conduct and report environmental and sanitation validations

7.       Record data and maintain QA compliance records

8.       Maintain calibration of QA, R&D and Production equipment

9.       Assist Quality Supervisor in implementation of the HACCP/Preventive Controls and monitoring for compliance


Additional Responsibilities


1.       Assist with other projects as needed

2.       Follow all company safety policies and procedures

3.       May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week or adjust hours periodically as business needs require

4.       May be required to lift 30 pounds on occasion

  Education, Experience, and Skills


1.       Minimum of 2-year degree in food technology, culinary, food processing, food manufacturing, quality or equivalent certification or experience

2.       Experience preferred in Quality Assurance in a food manufacturing environment with knowledge of FDA, 3rd party and State regulations and requirements

3.       Computer and analytical skills

4.       Written and verbal communication and organizational skills

5.       The ability to embrace change, work in a team environment and can-do attitude a must

6.       Must be able to work independently

  Apply to jtabor@stonewallkitchen.com

5/11/2017 Quality Assurance Manager

The Quality Assurance Manager’s responsibility is to assure that all quality testing and recording tasks are performed according to the strict standards set forth by the Director of Quality and our customers. Candidate must have working knowledge of quality and food safety aspects, QA equipment, techniques, and procedures in order to ensure that all products released for shipment meets or exceeds our customers’ expectations.


     Manage two BRC certified facility’s daily quality activities

     Oversee and ensure all production quality, safety and operational records are maintained accurately and completely

     Supervise Quality Technicians to ensure maximum plant efficiencies and high standards of safety, quality and production are met in a 5 day / 24 hr operation

     Provide a strong presence on the manufacturing floor to assure compliance to process controls and to support operations

     Assist and train lab and operation employees on all aspects of Quality and Food Safety

     Oversee lab duties such as record keeping, documentation, and data collection, as required

     Manage the On-Hold program according to company and customer policies and procedures

     Manage training sessions and assist in the training of assigned employees in order to foster a safe, efficient work environment

     Manage the investigation of customer complaints and support the response to customer complaints in a timely manner

     Prepare and manage the documentation necessary for customer audits

     Update documentation as needed


     2-3 years professional experience in a quality supervisory or management role in a GFSI facility

     4 Year College degree. Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or another relevant scientific field preferred

     Experience in managing quality technicians and/or direct reports 

     Strong oral and written communication skills including computer and data entry skills.

     Strong leadership skills; able to teach by example

     Excellent inter-personal skills - works well with fellow employees, departments and management

Apply to chennessey@bradyenterprises.com
4/21/2017 Quality Assurance Assistant

This position provides general Quality Assurance support for the company in all relevant areas.  Specifically, this position will assist the Quality Assurance team in providing quality management support at all production facilities and co-packers, as well as assisting other relevant areas such as regulatory and inspection.


     Conduct detailed examination of raw materials, ingredients, packaging, and finished goods, and maintain records of examinations.

     Ensure specification compliance with Gorton’s and government regulations.

     Participate on Quality Audit teams to ensure compliance for Food Safety, Quality, and GMP’s at internal, co-packer, and supplier facilities.

     Assist with specification management, product hold resolution, consumer complaint investigation, GFSI compliance, traceability programs, and other quality systems, as required.

     Undertake special assignments as directed by the QA Manager – Product Quality & Food Safety.

     Assist with production facility inspections and audits.

     Assist with regulatory interactions, including FDA and USDC visits.



     BS in a scientific field,   preferably in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or Biology.  HACCP certification a plus.

     Solid quantitative skills, with aptitude for technology and science.

     Comfortable in manufacturing environment with mechanical aptitude.

     Accuracy in work and ability to perform accurate record keeping.

     Ability to communicate well, both orally and written.

     Ability to take direction and work independently with minimum supervision.

     Flexibility in schedule and available for limited travel (25%).

     Good interpersonal skills, with ability to work well on teams.

     Willingness to taste fish and shellfish prototypes, and ability to discriminate flavor.


Candidates must have permanent U.S. work authorization.

Gorton’s offers excellent growth potential along with an attractive benefits and compensation package.

Interested candidates should visit www.gortons.com to apply.

2/15/2017 Sales Account Manager- Northeast

Account Manger, Ingredient Solutions-Northeast Position Location: Home office - Northeast Region Business Unit: US Ingredient Solutions  

The Sales Account Manager will be responsible to develop maximum sales volume and margins through detailed planned sales coverage at existing and prospective accounts within the Northeast US region so that sales and profit objectives of the Ingredient Solutions plan are met. The Account Manager will call on small, medium and large sized accounts with some key strategic customers and distributors.

 Key Deliverables:

•Strategic Account Management - Develops strategic account plans to create long term value for customers. Prepares strategic account plans including account strategies, defined objectives, milestones and specific opportunities. Establishes strategic relationships with key accounts to sell products, services and alternative solutions to create competitive advantage for the customer. Mobilizes internal resources to serve the customer. Work closely with Distributors to sell our ingredients and solutions to their customer base.

•Sales Strategy Development - Work with management to develop a business plan, accurate sales, demand forecast and sales strategy. Utilize technical understanding of food ingredients to introduce value selling or value price concepts.

•Financial & Budget Responsibilities - Develop and achieve budget and control expenses for sales territory.

•Reporting – Maintains accurate records of all sales activity, including customer call reports, territory sales analysis, quarterly updates, and salesforce.com data, etc.

•Product and Application Development - Advises and works with customer to create innovative solutions. Advises customers and internal stakeholders using deep knowledge of Ingredion products. Designs trial plan utilizing the breadth of technical resources available to create innovation solutions.

•Market Analysis - Conduct market analysis of customers, understanding market trends and competitive pricing.

•Customer Value Creation - Creates solutions based on implicit customer needs. Applies deep understanding of customer strategy and an understanding of explicit and implicit customer needs to create value. Quantifies and articulates the current and potential value created for the customer. Identify opportunities to solve customer problems with existing products or new requirements.

•Contract Negotiations – Negotiate annual contracts with customers and manage the development, accuracy and delivery of those contracts. Manage resale credits for distributors with accuracy. Create and conduct proposal presentations and RFPs.

•Customer Relations - Continually reinforces value proposition with the customer. Manage resale credits for Distributors with accuracy. Constructs and delivers persuasive sales presentations to diverse audiences. Handles audience questions while continually reinforcing key elements of the value proposition.

•Communication - Develop and maintain effective channels of communication with the field sales group in order to better communicate all issues related to pricing, market trends, sales initiatives, technical requirements, new product development applications and overall market direction. Understand the competitive landscape, monitor competitive developments and activities of competitors in the marketplace. Maintain communication with customer service and credit to assure both customer needs and contract obligations are being met. Communicate with demand planning team for timely and accurate forecasting. Effectively communicate this information to management and sales team members.


 Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Food Science, Chemical Engineering).

•3 to 10 years of direct sales or technical sales experience with focus in the food and beverage industry.

•Proven track record managing and penetrating accounts at multiple touch points and delivering results; preferably in the food industry.

•Demonstrated ability to organize a sales operating strategy which permits the identification of business opportunities and variables effecting the customer and market.

•Willing to travel up to 50% of the time

•Knowledgeable in financial dealings with customer accounts.

•Motivated, self-starting professional with excellent communication skills both written and oral. Skilled at preparing and delivering both technical and business presentations.

•Demonstrated ability to engage in functional problem solving conversations with customers and internal stakeholders regarding issues and the opportunities.

•Technical background or technical sales a plus. Proven track record of grasping technical data and utilizing to close business.

•Strong computer skills (Word, Excel and Power Point), salesforce.com or other CRM experience a strong plus.

•Strong organizational and time management skills.

•Proven negotiation skills.

Apply http://ingredionusa.jobs/boston-ma/sales-account-manager-ingredient-solutions-northeast/E2B93AD669354123B7A588BB80598E12/job/

OR go to our career page at www.ingredion.com

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