Director of Product Development and Consistency (Elmhurst)

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Delivers results; manages project timelines. Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD Life & Disability
Director of Product Development and Consistency. At GT?s Living Foods, LLC, we?ve stayed true to the authentic brewing process for over 20 years. Our #1 selling Kombucha is raw, organic, naturally effervescent, and handcrafted in small batches ? always cultured, never compromised. We?re proud to remain a family owned & operated company. As our GT?s family continues to grow, we are deeply humbled and sincerely grateful for every moment of this journey with you.. Requirements:. Experience: 10+ years of product development experience in the natural food industry is required. Beverage and/or fermentation experience is preferred.. Education: Bachelor?s Degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or related is required.. Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).. Language: Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.. Job Description:. The Director of Product Development and Consistency (R&D) is responsible for developing new product platforms as well as managing current products within the GT?s Living Foods portfolio. This position interfaces directly with CEO to develop new products and refine current products on the market. This position also interfaces with a broader cross functional team and is in charge of the technical aspects of projects including developing timelines to meet deliverables. This role also interfaces with ingredient suppliers and develops specifications for new materials under development. In addition to the development, this role is also responsible for monitoring weekly production runs and ensuring that they meet overall quality standards until a point such that the production and quality teams are sufficiently familiar with the finished product quality requirements. Other key job duties include benchtop product development, value engineering and process validation on both new and existing products, shelf life / stability testing, cost of goods analysis, and the management of certifications.. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:. Partners collaboratively; builds relationships & communicates effectively cross functionally. Strategic thinking; develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Adaptability; able to change approach or method to best fit the situation, make adjustments in light of change, delay or unexpected events. Creativity; identify creative solutions through new ingredients & process improvements. Attention to detail; passion for accuracy & granular details. Ability to conduct taste testing on products containing live & active cultures, & botanicals which may or may not be GRAS certified. Ability to physically conduct benchtop product development duties, including lifting up to 40 lbs.. GT?s Employee Experience (Benefits/Perks):. 401K with Matching. Employee Assistance Program. Discounts on the amazing GT?s product line. Corporate Discounts with our partners thru LifeMart (concert & sporting event tickets, cell phone service, gifts, restaurants, hotels, gyms, childcare, and more!). Others: on-site corporate gym, food trucks every weekday, and quarterly employee appreciation events. Work Hours: Dependent upon the needs of the business.. Work Attire: Use good judgement, keeping in mind the nature of their work, their own safety and the safety of others, and their need to interact with the public.. Get job updates from GTs Living Foods LLC. Raised by parents practicing Eastern philosophy, GT Dave adopted a spiritual view of the world from a very young age. Gifted a Himalayan .... Thousands of employers search for candidates on Indeed
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