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Bakery Technologist - Sweet Goods Specialist 


Position Objective:

Improve AB Mauri profitability and turnover by developing new and improving existing AB Mauri bakery ingredient products in response to market trends, customer demands and availability of new technology.

Key Result Areas:

Performance Standards

Product Development

· Contribute to the business objectives and strategic product development by assisting with the evaluation and improvement of existing product lines as identified to maximize profit.

· Contribute to the business objectives and strategic product development by assisting with and/or developing, formulating and testing new products to meet customer requirements. Ensure the products meet standards before market introduction/launch.

· Report results, findings, conclusions and recommendations on all new ingredients, products and suppliers to maximize profit and ensure a competitive advantage.

· Assist with technology innovation; using publication and patent information to identify and understand new opportunities for business growth.

· Adhere to the New Product Development Process, including all documentation.

· Responsible for assisting with and/or evaluating and reporting on potential new AB Mauri products from a sister company, as required.

· Conduct all activities in a safe manner, wear PPE as necessary.

Technical Services

· Contribute to technical training seminars and/or information, as requested.

· Provide manufacturing, sales and marketing support upon request.

· Support procurement by evaluating and testing new and alternative raw materials.

· Assist with providing technical information and assistance to sales, marketing and customers with implementation of products, especially customized as needed, thus building a collaborative relationship with vendors and customer.

Expense Control

· Ensure department expenses are within budget.

· Comply with the Corporate Travel policy and control spending.

· Contribute to department and capital budget preparations to ensure budget meets laboratory needs, as requested.


· Actively update line management on progression of projects.

· Communicate results, conclusions and recommendations of new product testing in accurate and timely manner to all appropriate personnel.

· Professionally interact and communicate with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality, Sales and other departments.

· Complete weekly and monthly reports by due date.

· Complete project documentations and file on the shared drive on the computer system.

· Accurately document project progress and reports, including making conclusions, and recommendations.

Human Resources

· Comply with all HR policies and procedures.

· Comply with relevant employment laws.


· Keep abreast of Bakery and Baking Ingredient Technology and enhance technical skills by attending appropriate seminars, professional meetings, training and additional course work.

· Other duties, as assigned.


· Bachelor's degree in Bakery Science, Food Science or related discipline.

· Up to eight (8) years of ingredient NPD, ideally working with applications in the sweet bakery goods area.

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

· Strong analytical, organizational and prioritizing skills.

· PC, word processing and spreadsheet skills.

· Excellent planning, organization and problem solving skills.

· Ability to manage multiple tasks.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a customer focused environment.

· Experience of working with customers / in a customer facing environment

· Experience working for a manufacturer of bakery products or bakery ingredients in a NPD role.

· Previous knowledge and experience of product development.

· Project Management experience.

Working Conditions

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk, hear and smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

· The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to airborne particles and chemicals. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.

Other Factors

· Light travel.

Position Requirements  
About the Organization At AB Mauri North America (ABMNA), we are passionate about baking and are proud to be an important part of the baking technology industry. Our products play a role in the everyday lives of consumers across the United States and Canada, and we partner with our customers to achieve their goals, providing quality ingredients and proven solutions together with superior service and technical expertise.

ABMNA manufactures and markets bakery ingredients for the mechanized and craft bakery markets in North America. The company’s heritage product line features both fresh and dry baker’s yeast sold under the iconic Fleischmann’s brand. The company has also built a successful position in dry bakery ingredients including leaveners, bread improvers, mold inhibitors and enzyme solutions, among others.

ABMNA operates three yeast manufacturing facilities in North America - Memphis, TN; Montreal, Quebec; and Calgary, Alberta. In addition, the company operates a dry blending facility in Greenville, TX, an enzymes blending facility in Wilsonville, OR, and a bread and sweet goods mix and concentrate blending facility in Cedar Rapids, IA. The company’s region headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO.

ABMNA is a division of the global bakery ingredients business, AB Mauri, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF). AB Mauri has nearly 7,000 employees around the world and has a major presence in bakery ingredients, with significant market positions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. With its head office in Peterborough, UK, operations in 55 countries and sales in 90 countries, AB Mauri is recognized as a leader in baking technology and best-in-class supplier of bakery ingredients.


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