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General information

All posting locations: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 04-Nov-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Objective: Product development for sauces- condiments- infant food; including innovations- value improvement- business continuity and local business support (retail). Bench development/design and scalation (industrial). Specification development of ingredients- semi-elaborated- processes and finished goods. Sensory evaluation- development of products based in quality and regulatory compliance. Coordination of consumer evaluations and any other technical required activity as R&D business partner.

Activities:

  • Develop and innovate new Food technologies focused on the new market tendencies and pipeline construction.

    Evaluate the best raw materials and ingredients that comply with KH quality- price and sensory standards to formulate or reformulate

    Detonate the creation of new ingredients and semi-elaborated in Agile/SAP.

    Develop product formulas that meet the financial and quality goals for the company through pilot/bench top experimentation and industial escalation

    Validate and determine the manufacturing process required for the innovation or reformulation of KH products including training of Food service and WBF manufacturing personal.

    Establish physicochemical standards and ranges to ensure the same quality and taste in all of the products avoiding critical ingredient addition.

    Document any process change- reformulation of supplier change through the established process

    Design and elaborate formulations based on the current local and international nutritional regulations such as;

    NOM051- NOM131-NOM002- NOM008-  NOM086- NOM050

    FDA (US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION)

    KOSHER ORTHODOX UNION

    HALAL

    Shelf life calculation of new formulations or existing ones with a new packaging material taking in consideration the organoleptic and quality changes

  • Maintain and Comply with Kraft Heinz QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) 2.02 Specification Approval and Maintenance

    Create new specifications of new ingredients that comply with KH quality standards

    Review and validate supplier’s documentation to ensure no food safety concerns

    Ensure the correct workflow of approval of the specifications through AGILE matching information with SRSA

    Document any change or update in the specification.

    Conduct the training of the element and the process to create or modify an espec.

  • Conduct organoleptic tests and sensory evaluations of new developments- reformulations and quality evaluations

    Keep the sensory panel trained in the new product organoleptic standards

    Ensure to maintain the same organoleptic profile in all of our products in emergency situations

    Evaluate copacker proposals to decide the best option for KH for new lines and products

    Statistical analysis and report in the different evaluations made.

  • Business continuity

    Material and supplier alternatives (resilience)

    Process and trouble solving

  • Consumer tests & product benchmarking

    Consumer research

    Product/competitor benchmarking

  • Innovation project management

    Project now: Innovation/Rennovation + ESG

    Co-lead with marketing function all activities in HBMP and PMO to ensure project launch OTIF.

  • Generate jointly with IZ and global team ESG plan 2021-2025

    Lead ESG formula agenda

    Ensure product compliance and

Competencies:

*Food engineer/chemist- biochemical engineer- biotechnologist or similar.

*Product & process development

*Sensory evaluation

*Value improvement (efficiencies in product and process)

*Regulatory compliance and label development

*Consumer tests

*Advanced English required

Skills (Knowledge/ Capabilities):

*SAP

*Office

*Problem solving

*Growth mindset

*Team working/networking

*Resilience

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity