Senior Associate Analytical Services
Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA
Posted on: September 18, 2022
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!
The Senior Ingredient & Analytical Research Associate 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 through
hands-on testing and/or direction. Spearheads new technology
development and its application into all baked good areas. Develops
and implements productivity projects. Coordinates internal lab
testing of ingredients/finished products, shelf-life studies, 60/40
testing, writing/revising ingredient specifications, and
laboratory/department SOPs. Maintains all lab equipment, manages
lab equipment and supply orders, and process orders invoices for
payment of laboratory supply and third-party claims testing.
Authors technical reports on shelf-life and 60/40 studies, draws
conclusions from data and results, and presents finding to
Key Job Responsibilities:
--- Contribute to key product improvement, cost reductions, new
products, development, knowledge building or other technically
based, business driven objective. To lead in special projects
concerning products, processes, equipment, and facility concepts
--- Design and execute experimentation using established
procedures, standard techniques, and equipment. Be able to set up a
basic baking laboratory where required, select the equipment, and
manage the project.
--- To work both in a "hands-on" environment and /or direct as
needed to develop ideas and concepts into product reality. Evaluate
new ingredients, materials, products, or processes. Assist in
setting quality standards and ensure that ingredients and finished
products are maintained at such standards. Contribute as a member
of Taskforce teams to convert to new and improved formulas.
--- To write the reports/memo on current status of developments.
Record data from analyses or experiments in a computer, logbook, or
laboratory notebook. To maintain a daily log outlining project
status and activities in such detail that others may continue the
test. Keep records of all tests that have been carried out.
--- Interpret results and translate results into possible
solutions. Describe/demonstrate research results or experimental
protocols to colleagues in a professional manner. Organize
corporate and internal shelf-life studies and develop final
technical reports on results to align teams.
--- Develop templates for final reporting of 60/40 studies and
coordinates internal sensory testing to prepare technical reports
to measure quality, quantity, and composition.
--- Carry out those programs so laid out by designated supervisors
under authority of the Director of Ingredient & Analytical Research
North America, within the parameters of time and cost, etc. Provide
guidance on shelf-life extension of ingredients, calculate
nutritional values for ingredients, and perform other key tasks for
Director of Ingredient & Analytical Research North America during
--- Utilize practical and technical abilities both of his/her own
and/or other team members, make changes, samples adoptions as
required. Utilize services available - laboratory, accounting,
packaging, technical services, marketing, engineering, etc. - to
ensure that product(s) are followed through to channels for final
approval for sale.
--- To ensure, at all times, communication with all R&D members
of product development team throughout Bimbo Bakeries USA and any
other groups related to the projects. To advise and guide, as
requested, other R&D team members and other departments
throughout Bimbo Bakeries USA, on scientific/technical matters as
necessary. Prepare monthly departmental status reports to aligns
teams and management on productivity. Coordinate R&D teams on a
package retrieval system.
--- Develop a key quarterly stakeholder meeting to align
Procurement and R&D teams on new products, expected volumes,
and ingredient supply chain issues and solutions.
--- Lead for BBU specifications, system updates, and process
operating guides for product developments. Ensure flow of
documentation is communicated to those who have a need to know.
--- Deal effectively and professionally with outside ingredient
suppliers to meet R&D objectives (keeping Purchasing
--- Validate BBU and Bimbo Canada ingredient categories, physical
states, allergens, and ingredient analytical parameters for launch
of OCloud and Passport Optiva. Assist Passport team in obtaining
the necessary ingredient specifications to expand Passport Pilot
products. Attend Passport Trainings to launch the new system.
--- Provide guidance to Canadian R&D team on methodology and
equipment used for internal analytical testing of finished
products. Lead contact for Canadian R&D team on developing
60/40 technical reports.
--- Sample and identify, if any, bacterial, fungal, or
non-desirable excess material in BBU bakeries to ensure corrective
actions are taken and signed off. Sample and coordinate testing of
swabs from bactericidal and fungicidal treatments and develop
technical reports to measure effectiveness.
--- Lead for Missing and Out of Specification COA notifications
from Quality and Food Safety to determine root cause and provide
--- Coordinate and participate in external and internal quality
audits to represent R&D. Participate as a member of the Quality
--- Train newly hired associates/co-ops on job responsibilities
including analytical testing and specification maintenance.
Supervises Analytical Associate I.
--- Where approved, travel to all Bimbo Bakeries USA technical
facilities and to co-packers facilities, to accomplish R&D
objectives independently and effectively, and interface
professionally with representatives of the same.
Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest
baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA
("BBUSA") includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated
entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking,
East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA 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.
Education and Work History:
B.S. degree in Food Sciences, Cereal Science, or in Chemical, or
Food/Agricultural/Biological Engineering required. A combination of
education, training and experience that results in demonstrated
competency to perform the work may be substituted.
--- Strong commitment to and support of BBU's values, ethics,
goals, and objectives.
--- 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
--- Proven excellent work record with demonstrated high levels of
initiative and self-direction.
--- Demonstrated strong problem-solving and critical-thinking
--- Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral)
--- Excellent project management skills with ability to prioritize
multiple activities simultaneously
--- Computer skills and proficiency with word processing,
spreadsheet, database, and other software/applications.
--- Willing to travel as required.
Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our
- All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100%
renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created
through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement
- Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the
Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership,
innovation and commitment to environmental protection through
- We have 18 ENERGY STAR Certified facilities
- Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste
- Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel - propane,
compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
- Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging
across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and
wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle. The physical
and mental demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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, disability, gender,
age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital
status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification
protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment,
including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation,
reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other
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