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Product Development Assistant
Everything we do at Krispy Kreme is about connecting people to moments of happiness. In fact, it is in the little moments here that big possibilities are discovered. A perfectly iced doughnut can brighten a customer’s entire day. A laugh over lunch can spark a lifelong friendship. Trying something new can change the course of a career.
Are you great at communication?
Being a good communicator is important to us, while we love everyone to be “Irresistibly Original” you’ll be dealing with lots of different people in this job so you have to be able to get your points across while remaining calm and professional at all times and acting as an ambassador for your company.
Working as part of a small knit team you will be supporting our Product Technologists on the day-to-day operation. You will be responsible for assisting the development and commercialisation of our Core New Product Development calendar, including our "Limited time only" doughnuts, power partnerships & incremental innovation.
You will support our Product Technologists in bringing AMAZING product ideas from concept to reality in line with identified cost parameters.
Every day at Krispy Kreme presents different challenges and while you will need to be flexible and adaptable to meet them all, there are some tasks that will form the backbone of your work in this role:
What will I be doing?
You support product development - supporting manufacturing trials, collecting trial data, preparing product samples, testing ingredients & doughnut samples, creating the relevant quality documentation, & creating recipe cards
You maintain the NPD kitchen by managing ingredient samples, cleaning development equipment, and ensuring the kitchen is left clean at the end of every day
Support the Product Technologist with co-ordinating with other company departments, suppliers, and customers in making sure that everything runs smoothly, in a timely manner and in accordance to agreed procedures
Liaising with other company departments and ensuring good dialogue and smooth information flow
Making sure all incoming ingredients and supplies are delivered on time and according to agreed quality specifications
Accurately completing all project-related documentation
Assist in the creation and Preparation of samples for external and internal review.
We firmly believe in hiring for cultural fit and training for skills; however, there are some things we need from you to be successful in this role:
Ability to prioritise workload in a fast-moving business.
You’ll have to be well-organised and be able to maintain your focus when you’re working to make sure that everything is done on schedule and in an extremely accurate manner.
Strong team player with effective communication skills (Written and Verbal)
Creative with a passion for food and innovation
Ability to work independently, prioritise, & demonstrate initiative
Integrity and a commitment to ethical operations
Confidence, passion and enthusiasm about product development and the Krispy Kreme Brand
Ability to stay grounded and true to yourself. After all, everyone at Krispy Kreme is an Original!
As well as being part of the team, you’ll be expected to work on your own and use your own initiative at times so you have to have a confident and outgoing in nature.
Skills & Qualifications
Degree qualified in Food Technology or non-food related studies with a food manufacturing background
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a food industry
Experience within bakery manufacturing desired
Experience in stage gate and structured project management desired
This rare opportunity doesn’t come up often, so if you are interested……
Applications close – 9am, Monday 8 August 2022
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