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Food Production Technologist - Onsite

FR DEV Commercialization - Linden, 901 W Linden Ave, Linden, New Jersey, United States of America Req #321
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

FreshRealm 

At FreshRealm, we aspire to be the most optimized fresh meals solutions platform in the world. Fresh meals are our focus, and we are passionate about transforming this rapidly growing category, bringing fresh to everyone, every day, everywhere.

 

FreshRealm develops, sources, commercializes and assembles fresh meals, including meal kits, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook offerings. We partner with leading direct-to-consumer brands, national grocers, and top convenience, club, and food service companies to deliver the very best meals to their customers. Our customer’s success is our success.

 

If you are a growth-minded leader who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment at a company transforming an industry, FreshRealm is the perfect fit for you. 

 

 
 

Pay range for this position is $84,065.00 - $126,155.00.

Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies, and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements. 

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

FreshRealm 

At FreshRealm, we aspire to be the most optimized fresh meals solutions platform in the world. Fresh meals are our focus, and we are passionate about transforming this rapidly growing category, bringing fresh to everyone, every day, everywhere.

FreshRealm develops, sources, commercializes and assembles fresh meals, including meal kits, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook offerings. We partner with leading direct-to-consumer brands, national grocers, and top convenience, club, and food service companies to deliver the very best meals to their customers. Our customer’s success is our success.

If you are a growth-minded leader who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment at a company transforming an industry, FreshRealm is the perfect fit for you. 

Overview

The Food Production Technologist ensures all trials are carried out in production facilities where new products are to be launched within the critical path timelines. Manages the process from conception to launch. Ensures accurate specifications, artwork, and system labelling is correct within the required timelines. Works closely with Operations, Quality, and Supply Chain.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist and manage the commercialization of new products, product changes, and major cost savings and process change through the activities of a cross functional team
  • Communicate progress and flag delays in timelines by understanding the critical path of the project at hand
  • Execute launches as indicated by the commercialization roadmap
  • Plan and schedule project timelines for each product launch project
  • Proactively communicate any changes in the internal commercialization processes to product management/business development
  • Work closely with Business Development, Quality, and Operations to define deliverables
  • Define escalation process
  • Performs other duties as necessary

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Must have a CHILLED FOOD background in a food manufacturing environment
  • A minimum of (2-3) years experience in a Project Commercialization role, preferably in a chilled food, short shelf life environment within a fast-paced business
  • Comfortable independently navigating project management software (critical path)
  • A desire and ability to establish strong working relationships with all the key internal partners to ensure clear consistent communication in both directions
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral presentation and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organized and thorough with a desire for continuous improvement
  • Travel Requirements: 10-15% travel as needed to various FreshRealm locations and for meetings or other job-related functions
  • Work Environment: 50% of work is performed in a production room and 50% of work is performed in an office environment
  • Fresh food Ready Meals and Operational Trials experience
  • Strong plant/operational knowledge preferred

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, pet insurance and legal insurance 
  • 401(k) with company match that is immediately vested
  • Life and ADD insurance
  • Opportunities for career growth with a dynamic company
  • Time away from work

Competencies 

Learning Agility - The willingness and ability to learn from experience, and subsequently apply that learning to perform successfully under new or first-time conditions
Drive for Results - Can be counted on to deliver on what is required to advance the company; takes ownership of work from start to 100% finished work, brings others along with focused intensity
Functional Skills - Possesses top level relevant, usable, experience and knowledge with the ability to establish themself as the best performer in the industry, at their role and level
Courage - Prioritizes actions and decisions that move the company forward without hesitation around moments of uncomfortableness; laser focused on the tasks at hand that makes any conflict that could get in the way of that an afterthought
Thoughtful - In-charge of the room, establishes clear directions in all forms of communication, inclusive, motivates, and in service to others
Business Athlete - Understands and can execute on and expand Fresh Realm’s competitive edge strategies, knowledgeable about current and future industry dynamics, knows the competition, winner

Work Authorization: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and/or alien authorized to work in the US on an unlimited basis

FreshRealm, Inc does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of FreshRealm, Inc.

#LI-Onsite

FreshRealm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, all employees and prospective employees are provided equal employment opportunities. Individuals are recruited, hired, assigned, promoted, compensated and trained on the basis of their qualifications for the job, and without regard to race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, religious creed, religious belief or grooming, national origin and ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding (or related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, medical condition, (including cancer), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, family status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, family and medical care or other statutory leave, alienage or citizenship status, veteran status, active military status, liability for military service, union affiliation, unemployment status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law (collectively, “Protected Characteristics”). Every Employee has the responsibility to contribute to a work environment that reflects the spirit of Equal Employment Opportunity and a work environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help FreshRealm comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.  Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide is confidential and will be kept separate from your application. Any information provided will only be used in accordance with applicable federal or state law and regulations.

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  • Job Function Individual Contributor
  • Pay Type Salary
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