Kettle Cuisine

Product Labeling and Technical Information Specialist

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   FT

Job Summary

Responsible for the development, generation and accuracy of technical contents of label copy for new and revised food products and maintenance of technical information documents including corporate & customer food policies, finished product specifications, product labels, selling and merchandising collateral. position is integral to collecting, researching, and resolving issues and/or discrepancies, and ensuring 100% data integrity. 

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES  Generates label content in accordance with FDA/USDA regulatory requirements using Genesis/ESHA software, including nutritional data, allergen statements, ingredient listings, bar codes, common name, and applicable claims. 

Label application preparation for both KC and private label including USDA, FDA, Organic, GIG/gluten and new private label accounts including notification of any recipe or ingredient changes. 

Portal Entry & Customer Specs (Wawa, ICIX, GORP, Darden, The Sea, The Kitchen, WF, Pret, Ikea, Sam's, Wal-Mart, etc.)  Liaise with Sales and Culinary to create sample labels and preliminary finished product specifications as needed. 

Maintain confidentiality of product formulas ingredient specifications and related governmental materials. 

Work with Corporate & Regulatory Compliance to ensure that product labeling meets applicable regulatory and industry requirements.  Enters the technical label information into the appropriate systems, properly setting up new materials against raw material specifications into Genesis software as needed.  

  Implement and communicate revisions to recipes and labels with all appropriate personnel.  Work with cross functional team (Procurement, Culinary, and Corporate & Regulatory Compliance) to ensure food policy compliance. 

Remains aware of changes in rules and regulations affecting label copy and contents.  Annual review of all KC Specifications  Management of Trace Register for Whole Foods Seafood  Other Duties as assigned  Qualifications and Experience  Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Food Technology OR equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience required.  

Previous experience managing accuracy of data, data entry, and document/record management required as well as experience in generating, reviewing and approval of technical food label copy.  Demonstrated ability to problem solve, research, analyze and source missing information.    Conversant with food label terminology and regulatory aspects of labels and claims  Must be conscientious, accurate, detail oriented, organized and a team player  Familiarity with FDA and USDA guidelines  Ability to quickly learn new systems/procedures. 

Must know how to utilize all resources available, be willing to learn and accept changing priorities - Adept at meeting deadlines  Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills 

Previous experience working with Genesis/ESHA software  Strong PC skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Moderate skill in Adobe Creative Suite a plus.  Strong demonstrated project management skills  Required attributes  Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward  

Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team  

Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders 

Creative problem solving skills  Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once  Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments  Passionate about food  

Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect 

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 – It inspires everything we do 

Honor Each Other – Value and appreciate differences and support one another 

Honor Development – Recognize and nurture each other’s growth 

Honor Innovation – Strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence 

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