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Senior R&D Technologist

Bimbo Bakeries USA | Greenwich CT 06836 USA | Full Time | Posted: 04/16/2024

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Senior R&D Technologist


Employment Type: Regular


Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmanns or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.


Position Summary:

Conducts Research and product development activities throughout Bimbo Bakeries USA. Brings key skills and knowledge to the Baking Business in new product ideas/concepts and troubleshooting by hand-on and or direction. To be able to initiate product and/or processing concepts from idea to final production start-up. Spearhead new technology development and its application into all baked good areas. Develop and implement productivity projects.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Design and execute experimentation using established procedures, interpret results and translate results into possible solutions.

Contribute to key product improvement, cost reductions, new products, development, knowledge building or other technically based, business driven objective.

Ability set up a basic baking laboratory where required, select the equipment, and manage the project.

Ability to troubleshoot and come up with solutions involving products, ingredients, and processes.

Evaluate new ingredients, materials, products, or processes.

Describe/demonstrate research results or experimental protocols to colleagues in a professional manner.

Carry out those programs so laid out by designated supervisors under authority of the Director of Product Development, within the parameters of time and cost, etc.

To work both in a hands-on environment and /or direct as needed, ideas and concepts into product reality.

Utilizing practical and technical abilities both of his/her own and/or other team members, make changes, samples adoptions as required.

Utilizing services available laboratory, accounting, packaging, technical services, marketing, engineering, etc. ensure that product(s) are followed through to channels for final approval for sale.

To advise and guide, as requested, other R&D team members and other departments throughout Bimbo Bakeries USA, on scientific/technical matters as necessary.

To prepare specifications and process operating guides for product developments and ensure flow of documentation is communicated to those who have a need to know.

To write the reports/memo on status of developments. Record data from analyses or experiments in a computer, logbook or laboratory notebook.

Deal effectively and professionally with outside ingredient suppliers to meet R&D objectives (keeping Purchasing informed).

To ensure, always, communicating with all R&D members of product development team throughout Bimbo Bakeries USA and any other groups related to the projects.

Where product developed is scheduled for test marketing, to accept responsibility such production on a regular basis.

To maintain a daily log outlining project status and activities in such detail that others may continue the test.

To lead in special projects concerning products, processes, equipment, and facility concepts and design.

Where approved to travel to all Bimbo Bakeries USA technical facilities and to co-manufacturing facilities, to accomplish R&D objectives independently and effectively, and interface professionally with representatives of the same.

Lead, trains, coaches co-op or intern R & D position.

Education and Work History:

Strong commitment to and support of Grupo Bimbos (BBU and Bimbo Canadas) values, ethics, goals, and objectives.

B.S. degree in Food Sciences, Cereal Science, or in Chemical, or Food/Agricultural/Biological Engineering.

Minimum of 5 years of experience in Research and Development of foods, preferably in the bakery industry. Formulating and/or troubleshooting experience is desired.

Knowledge of the baking process and the function of ingredients.

Expert knowledge of the baking process and the function of ingredients.

Proven excellent work record with demonstrated high levels of initiative and self-direction.

Demonstrated strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills.

Excellent project management skills with ability to prioritize multiple activities simultaneously

Computer skills and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other software/applications.

Completion of the AIB Residence course preferred.

Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, statistical design of experiments, and data collection and analysis.

Willing to travel as required.

The physical and mental demands described in each job posting are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of each job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of each job.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, any other classification protected by law.

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Location Greenwich, CT, 06836, United States
Categories R&D/Science

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