Product Developer

<strong>We&rsquo;re a naan traditional company&hellip;<br /><br />Working at FGF Brands, there is never a dull moment! As a successful company that is continually growing there is always challenging yet rewarding work to be a part of.&nbsp;We have an&nbsp;<em>entrepreneurial&nbsp;</em>spirit which encourages all our team members to use their own&nbsp;<em>creativity</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>out of the box</em>&nbsp;thinking to come up with solutions and new ideas.</strong>

Greater Toronto Area, ON


<p><strong>A Bakery That Runs Like A Startup</strong></p> <p><strong>We&rsquo;re not your average bakery. We&rsquo;re a team of passionate thinkers and doers that are challenging the idea of what a bakery can be. We operate like a startup, powered by creativity and a &lsquo;roll up your sleeves&rsquo; mentality, to give our customers the best possible product. Our offices are just like our thinking, open and modern. Our manufacturing facilities are state-of- the-art. We expect unconventional solutions from our team members, so we give them creative spaces to inspire and collaborate.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <p>Do you have a passion for food and a technical aptitude?</p> <p>How much do you love bread?</p> <p>Are you interested in learning more about how&rsquo;s it made?</p> <p>Will roll up your sleeves and get hands on to build your technical foundational knowledge?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A leading North American artisan bakery,&nbsp;<strong>ACE Bakery (Division of FGF)</strong>&nbsp;specializes in premium all natural artisan bakery products. Using time-honored European traditions and techniques, ACE Bakery has created a legacy of high-quality delicious breads, recognized by many of the top chefs across North America. &nbsp;</p> <p>This&nbsp;<strong>Product Developer</strong>&nbsp;role is technical leader and will be required to get hands on in our pilot and bakery activities across our Artisan Bread category. They will have primary responsibility for plant trials, driving technical expertise in the areas of automation and learning our equipment capabilities.&nbsp;</p> <p>To be successful in the role, you must be self-motivated, a natural leader at heart and enjoy a fast-paced environment (as well as early mornings!).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>What FGF Offers:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>FGF believes in Home Grown Talent, accelerated career growth with leadership training, unleashing your potential&nbsp;</li> <li>Competitive Compensation, Health Benefits, &amp; a generous flexible medical/health spending account</li> <li>RRSP matching program</li> <li>Tuition reimbursement</li> <li>Discount program that covers almost everything under the sun - Restaurants, gyms, shopping, etc.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Some things to know:</u></strong></p> <p>Expected travel in and around the GTA to each of our facilities within the network.</p> <p>May require hours in excess or outside of normal working hours to accommodate testing which is dependent upon line availability in the bakery.</p> <p>You may find yourself indulging in lots of delicious breads!</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Conduct product trials, run development samples, and create initial product specifications; providing or sourcing information (product characteristics, costs, measurements, ingredients, bake time, case pack, distribution, etc.).&nbsp;</li> <li>Manage the efficient processing of sample order requests and manufacturing of sample boards designated customers.</li> <li>Working with team members to manufacture sample items according to specifications, package and ship requests. Ensuring recipes &amp; specifications are followed by the Production team; training bakery staff on product specifications, verifying quality, troubleshooting where necessary.</li> <li>Provide technical guidance to production and packing teams where process improvements/changes are required to maintain top quality product.</li> <li>Conduct ad hoc checks of production/packing to ensure high standards are maintained.</li> <li>Participates in product sensory trials using internal and external panels.</li> <li>Ensures Regulatory compliance of products included labels, ingredients, supplier information, etc.).</li> <li>Be able to collaborate with customers for any enquiries and work cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders.</li> <li>Other related duties as assigned or required.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>A. Sc. in Food Science or a related Science discipline or Culinary Diploma/Baking/Pastry Program.</li> <li>Passion for baking (at home or professionally).</li> <li>Flexibility to work early mornings or alternate schedules when required.</li> <li>1-3 years&rsquo; experience in a food manufacturing facility.</li> <li>Willingness to travel as required.</li> <li>Enjoys teaching and guiding others.</li> <li>Strong mechanical competency and affinity for complex machinery.</li> <li>Functionally competent in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.</li> <li>Proven ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and recommend solutions.</li> <li>Mathematical skills are required.</li> <li>Strong verbal and written communication in English (French an asset).</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>What is the recipe for a great career at FGF?<u><br /></u></strong><u><br /></u>Working at FGF Brands, there is never a dull moment! As a successful company that is continually growing there is always challenging yet rewarding work to be a part of.&nbsp;We have an&nbsp;<em>entrepreneurial&nbsp;</em>spirit that encourages all our team members to use their own&nbsp;<em>creativity</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>out-of-the-box</em>&nbsp;thinking to come up with solutions and new ideas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Disclaimer:</strong>&nbsp;The above describes the general responsibilities, required knowledge and skills. Please keep in mind that other duties may be added or this description may be amended at any time.</p>