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Food Technologist II, Bakery


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23310

Headquartered in the United States, Rich’s is a family owned, global food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in kitchens at home and in bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, we provide our customers insights that help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Rich’s portfolio includes creative solutions geared toward helping food industry professionals compete in three marketplaces: foodservice, retail, and in-store bakery and deli. The company’s history spans more than 70 years, and with more than 2,000 food products across multiple categories and annual sales now exceeding $3.7 billion, we have experienced record growth over the past decade. Meanwhile, our culture of family values is a rarity in today’s corporate environment, regardless of the industry.



Some of the benefits we offer include an on-site, 24/7 fitness center (complete with a personal trainer), on-site day care, flexible summer and holiday hours, and endless opportunities to learn, contribute, and advance your career.


As a  Product Development Scientist in our Bakery Division, you will join a team of talented associates and have the opportunity to make a difference from day one, both in innovating new products and improving existing ones. In this role you will get to work in our state-of-the-art labs and pilot plant as well as partner with sales/marketing associates and our key customers. Team members have the opportunity to not just commercialize their own new products, but  as their career progresses, to also have an impact on many of our other product categories. Accountabilities require the ability to successfully partner with others cross-functionally.  Work gets performed through Speed to Market (STM) or standardized business processes.


  • Develops and implements the technical plans for multiple food development projects simultaneously.
  • Scope of technical accountability includes formulation and process parameter development.
  • Project work includes all phases of NPD development from initial prototype development, to pilot plant scale, to full scale commercialization.
  • Designs and executes experiments, analyzes and interprets data to make sound technical recommendations for specific projects
  • Prepares prototype food products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment as required.
  • Provides solutions to a wide range of challenges by applying technical knowledge and experience
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams and technical peers, throughout the development new products and processes
  • Develops and implements cost savings ideas through formula and process optimization.
  • Writes technical reports and documents daily laboratory work in an electronic laboratory notebook


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical/Food Engineering or Master’s in Food Science. B.S in Food Science or relevant field with min of 2yrs of experience
  • Willing to consider new or recent graduate with Co-Op or internship experience in product or process development
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience in the food industry. Product development experience in bakery, cereal, dough or processed grains preferred.
  • Previous intern or coop experience for new graduate candidates.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency with presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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