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Manager Technical Services

Company: 0090 The Hillshire Brands Company
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details:


The Manager of Technical Services provides leadership and guidance for the execution and implementation of new products, line extensions, facility product and process qualifications, and product and process design modification. This position works cross-functionally within facilities and across Tyson Prepared Foods to realize product design which meets all requisite company, customer and consumer requirements. Leadership and guidance is provided to R&D, Quality and Production teams. The manager serves as a product line authority for assigned product categories within assigned facilities and across the network of Tyson Prepared Foods facilities and Co-manufactures. They develop and evaluate new and improved manufacturing processes. The manager provides facility and product information to facility, corporate supply chain and R&D management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in the commercialization of new or transferred products, establishing test design, forming teams as required for successful start-ups.
  • Identifies and execute opportunities for process improvement, value added new technology, cost reduction and overall product/process optimization.
  • Provide leadership and technical support to Supply Chain for the resolution of product quality issues and manufacturing issues, pulling together R&D, QA, Operations, Purchasing, Marketing and other department as necessary.
  • Collect data, run tests and conduct experiments to develop resolution to problems.
  • Assure our plants have updated manufacturing instructions for products and processes within assigned product categories.
  • Key resource in the establishment and maintenance of product specifications for raw materials, packing, new and existing products.
  • Manages multiple product and process development projects, some of complex nature. Applies knowledge of research methods, food science, and process technology to develop improved products, new or improved processes, and cost savings.
  • Projects may include multiple production facilities and/or co-manufactures and may require traveling to these facilities.
  • Documents, summarizes, recommends status and next steps for assigned projects.
  • Provide support as technical liaison between brand groups, R&D and engineering on capital projects.
  • Keeps abreast of latest food and meat science research, processing methods, quality control tools and product development methods.
  • Assist in planning and formulating various aspects of research and development proposals such as objective or purpose of project, costs of project and equipment resources requirements.
  • Work with the Regulatory Compliance team and packaging engineering to ensure that finished product labeling is appropriate and in compliance all relevant regulations.
  • Collaborate with Food Safety help ensure that all physical, analytical and microbiological testing of raw materials and finished products are completed as required.
  • Collaborate with the QA team to help in determining and implementing appropriate quality standards and measures for existing and new products and product lines including process capability studies when required.
  • Collaborate with Purchasing to approve alternate sources of raw materials and co-packed items.

    • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related discipline; advanced degree a plus.
    • Minimum of 3 years of progressive responsibility in technical areas of food processing, quality or R&D management.
    • Consideration for experience and proven success in related discipline.
    • Proven leadership and communication skills.
    • Proven track record of process capability assessment, SPC, experimental design and process development.
    • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated experience in Quality Control and HACCP principals.
    • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated experience in product development/ formulations.
    • Self-motivated, high energy team player.
    • Strong, proven project management skills; interpersonal skills; can translate technical knowledge to a variety of listeners with varying interests.
    • Demonstration of successful new product scale up to plant manufacturing.
    • Computer skills, including project managements and SPC software.
    • Must submit a resume in .pdf or Word format to be considered.

      Relocation Assistance Eligible:

      Work Shift:

      1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

      Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

      Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

      We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

      CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here .

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