Kettle Cuisine

Assistant Product Developer

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   FT

Job Summary

Supports research and development initiatives by assisting chefs with creating new and innovative products. Acts as an ambassador to Honoring Food.

Role and Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining an organized and sanitized workstation.

Assists the chefs during internal taste panels and customer visits as needed Executes recipes from start to finish with little or no supervision.

Develops and writes new recipes under chefs (account manager) supervision.

Responsible for maintaining detailed parameters and specifications for recipes on the computer Assists with any special functions within the scope of R&D on or offsite

Additional duties as needed.

LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

Works under close supervision and has little or no decision making responsibility.

Recommends actions and alternatives to supervisor and others.

Position has indirect contact with customers on matters of little impact on revenue.

Position makes indirect contributions to efforts that generate moderate levels of revenue.

Decisions or actions have a limited impact on the business typically within a department.

Errors are usually detected through routine verification/review, but may result in some work flow disruption or repetition of work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Position is not responsible for supervising or influencing the actions of others.

SKILLS REQUIRED Associate's degree, or equivalent experience required

Requires one - three years of experience On-the-job training of 3-6 months. Must be proficient with MS Office programs, specifically Excel and Outlook.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Assistant Product Developer encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Physical Demands/Efforts Work requires occasional physical exertion including some lifting of objects weighing up to 40 pounds Willing and able to stand for long periods of time

Mental & Visual Demands Work performed by this position requires moderate mental concentration to effectively execute moderately complex tasks. Work requires continuous visual effort for extended periods of time. Work Environment and Hazards Employee works in a manufacturing setting with frequent exposure to heat/cold, dust, or other factors that may require protective equiptment and still pose a hazard. This position has regular exposure to hazards that could result in significate injury and lengthy loss of time at work. Travel is not required for this position. Additional skills Passion for food Culinary training; i.e. cooking techniques / knife work / sanitation / HACCP / ingredient knowledge ServSafe certification a plus Ability to adapt and multi-task via a dynamic work environment with a positive attitude Collaborative Customer- Centric Strong verbal and written communication skills Keen attention to detail

CORE VALUES

Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day. Honor Food We create and produce the best tasting, safest, all natural recipes that strive for perfection in every batch, from bench to kettle Honor Each Other We seek to develop trusting, respectful and mutually rewarding relationships with all our team members and business partners Honor Development We recognize and nurture each others talents, strengths and interests in order to further strengthen and grow our team Honor Innovation We continually strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Kettle Cuisine complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

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