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Research and Development Chef

  • Over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Research and Development ChefThe R&D Chef will assist the R&D team with product development tasks, will work in conjunction with R&D Manager and with vendor-partners to create new products. The R&D Chef will demonstrate their knowledge of meat science and culinary understanding of products as it pertains to research, development, and execution of any and all company items.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:Key Requirements:Developing concepts and prototypes for new or modified productsAssisting in the coordination of production line runsConducting product evaluation and testingCollaborate with R&D team members to evaluate impact of new and existing ingredients, products, or processesDesign and execute experiments, with support of R&D team, based on project objectivesCollect, record, and analyze dataInterpret and translate results into possible solutionsAssist in the coordinating projects and opportunities to ensure work is properly organized, scheduled, and completed on timeParticipate in industry technical discussions to keep informed on upcoming technologiesTechnical Qualifications:1-4 years food industry research or culinary experience and practical application of culinary methodsBachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Culinary, or similarly related technical field preferredAbility to effectively present information to groups and respond to questions from other managersAbility to work effectively in a team environment and able to manage multiple R&D projects concurrentlyShows a high degree of proactive thinkingStrong communication skills with a focus on building collaborative relationshipsGreat communicator, and likes to lead and work in a team environmentLikes to be an ambassador/advocate of the company and represent with pride at trade-shows, with customers and communityEnthusiasm to drive research and results in the companyDesire to learn about ingredient functionality to enable product quality improvement and new product developmentExcellent communication skills and collaborative mindsetStrong analytical and organizational skillsAble to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively manage workload to meet deadlines, while ensuing a high standard of qualitySelf-starter who is extremely result and detail-oriented, creative problem-solving abilities**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann 108.23DW#LI-DM2

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)


Orland Park, IL



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