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|Employer||OPUS International, Inc.|
|Employment Location||Central Valley|
|Company Description||OPUS International, Inc. is an executive search firm focused exclusively on placing food science professionals in the food and beverage industries for the past 19 years.|
|Pay Scale||$125k - $135k|
|Employment Start Date||As soon as possible after hire|
|Job Description|| SUMMARY|
Formulates, recommends, and directs research, development and applications programs to improve the color product portfolio, including its applications, to meet customer needs. Supports Sales by building know-how on application possibilities for natural color formulations using existing, new, and prototype color ingredients.
Responsible for developing commercially viable new color ingredient products and processes, including sourcing equipment and raw materials.
Responsible for analysis and cost reduction of existing products and processes.
Responsible for developing commercially viable product applications for natural color ingredients and selecting color formulations that meet customer application requirements.
Responsible for developing or selecting and implementing methods for analyzing new products and testing product performance in new applications.
Validates requests for and plans research and application projects.
Involved with 5-year plan for capital improvement projects.
Responsible for documentation and compliance of standard procedures and processes.
Responsible for developing and delivering presentations to customers.
Participates in the development and implementation of a successful vision/strategy through strong leadership skills.
Makes recommendations to change systems, policies, and procedures.
Participates in department and interdepartmental planning and management teams and works cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization.
Develops and maintains operating R&D budget and capital spending plan.
Plans manpower requirements.
Identifies and obtains staff capabilities needed to accomplish objectives.
Monitors and ensures achievement of performance goals and objectives, either directly or through subordinate staff.
Oversees and handles projects that have short-to-long-term focus.
Balances planning efforts with day-to-day demands.
Ensures department GMP, safety, and quality.
Ensures employee conformance to established best practices and proper training of staff.
Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Develops, coaches and mentors subordinate staff.
Conducts performance evaluations; recommends salary adjustments; rewards employees or takes disciplinary action, as necessary; addresses complaints and resolves issues.
|Contact Info|| Moira McGrath|
|Contact Address|| 1191 E. Newport Center Dr.,|
PH-E, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
|Other Information|| QUALIFICATIONS|
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or Fermentation Science plus 5 years of experience in chemistry, food science, food engineering, or food manufacturing reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
Valid Driver?s license and clean DMV record.
Master's degree or PhD in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or Fermentation Science plus 8 years of experience in chemistry, food science, food engineering, or food manufacturing reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
Experience designing, planning, and executing experiments.
Experience in separations processes and technology.
Experience formulating and applying ingredient solutions to solve specific customer needs.
Experience in food analysis methodology and technology such as HPLC, GC, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, and NIR spectroscopy.
Experience reading, analyzing, and interpreting common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Experience responding to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Experience writing speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Experience in effectively presenting information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Computer skill requirements include: Intermediate MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint; type 35-40 wpm.
Experience applying advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
Experience applying mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Experience applying principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Experience dealing with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.
Experience dealing with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Experience working with all levels and functions within the Company.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision (judging wine color).
All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.