Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 12:34 AM
Company Name:Kroger Manufacturing
Direct all technical and scientific aspects of the corporate brand product development and quality support functions within Corporate Food Technology (CFT). Drive product and process innovation to support our corporate brand program. Oversee quality verification programs for 33 Kroger:owned food manufacturing plants and 600+ outside suppliers of corporate brand products. Collaborate with key business partners to ensure CFT delivers the right type and level of support for product development and quality. Partner with individuals and teams to ensure our manufacturing plants and outside suppliers develop and commercialize products according to the companys food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance requirements. With other CFT leaders, develop and drive strategies around important business goals associated with product development, quality, food safety, and regulatory compliance. Provide strong leadership skills, including coaching the team for maximum contribution. Role model and demonstrate the companys core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.
Essential Job Functions::/h2:
: Anticipate changes to the competitive market.
: Follow technology changes that may affect the food industry by maintaining professional contact with peers in industry, universities and government agencies.
: Oversee technical aspects of product development, product approval and quality improvement processes.
: Balance project work based on business partner needs, greatest financial opportunities, technical risks, and key metrics.
: Collaborate with Corporate Brands Strategy and Innovation, Sourcing, Manufacturing Operations, and CFT to establish priorities and allocate team resources; effectively negotiate obstacles and keep projects on track.
: Partner to select raw material, finished product and packaging suppliers that best achieve quality and cost requirements.
: Lead response to customer comment trends; prioritize product quality opportunities.
: Lead ongoing evaluation of work processes in product development, product approval, and quality assurance to keep pace with the changing needs of our company and customers.
: Identify and achieve financial goals and budgets.
: Develop long:term strategic partnerships to drive market share through product and service quality.
: Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.
: Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Minimum Position Qualifications::/h2:
: Master of Science Degree in Food Science/Technology, Dairy Science, Bakery Science, Food Microbiology or related field.
: 10:15 years of experience leading product development or quality assurance teams.
: Demonstrated excellence in leadership, strategic planning, problem solving, and project execution spanning multiple disciplines and teams.
: Strong foundational knowledge of key regulations (e.g., ingredient statements, nutritional claims) associated with product development and quality assurance functions.
: Working knowledge Internet Explore and Microsoft Office Suite.
: Able to support successful new or innovative product launches in a rapidly changing environment.
: Ability to travel independently. Desired Previous Job Experience:/h2:
: Ph.D. degree in Food Science/Technology or related field.
: Corporate Manager or Director of Product Development or Quality Assurance.
Up to 25
Regions:General Office: Cincinnati
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• Location: Cincinnati
• Post ID: 48167078 cincinnati