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Associate Research & Development

Bimbo Bakeries USA | Greenwich CT 06836 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/09/2022

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

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

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The Research and Development Associate conducts Research and product development activities throughout BBU for all BBU manufactured products and all co-manufactured, co-developed products. Brings key skills and knowledge in new product ideas/concepts and troubleshooting. 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.

 Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and execute experimentation using established procedures, interpreting and translating results into excellent product designs of technological solutions.
  • Prepare samples to be evaluated by the different stakeholders (R&D Direction, Marketing, Sales, and others) as required.
  • Coordinate the technical development or reformulation of bakery items, evaluation of new ingredients or troubleshooting of existing formulas.
  • Contribute to key product improvements, cost reductions, new products development, knowledge building or other technically based, business driven objectives.
  • Utilize the different information systems available to upload the new formulas, ingredient information or specifications and keeps Corporate formulas updated as required.
  • 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, converting the ideas and concepts defined in project briefs, into a product reality.
  • Utilizing services available – Analytical laboratory, costing, packaging, Technical Services, Marketing, Engineering, etc. – ensure that the developments are followed through the proper channels, obtaining the information required for their final approval and launch.
  • Advise and guide other R&D team members and other departments throughout BBU, as requested, on scientific and technical matters.
  • Prepare specifications and process operating guides for the different product developments, ensuring the proper documentation flow and approvals.
  • To write reports/memos from time to time on current status of developments.
  • Interface with Operations and Technical Service personnel in all facilities to effectively and efficiently implement product development objectives to completion.
  • Deal effectively and professionally with outside ingredient suppliers to meet R&D objectives (keeping Purchasing informed).
  • To maintain a daily log outlining project status and activities in such detail that others may continue the test.
  • To lead in special technical projects concerning products, processes, new ingredients, equipment, and facility concepts and design.
  • Where approved, travel to any BBU technical facilities or plants and co-packers to independently and effectively accomplish R&D objectives and interface professionally with representatives of the same.

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Location Greenwich, CT, 06836, United States
Categories Sales/Retail/Business Development
Experience Years 1 yrs

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