Organic Ingredient Specialist - R&D Non Protein in Alsip IL

Griffith Foods
Organic Ingredient Specialist - R&D Non Protein
Job ID: 
Alsip IL
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Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist, Research Technician


Griffith Foods is a global manufacturer of food products. We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world. Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers. While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world s best-known companies.

The Organic Ingredient Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Organic R&D Team. The incumbent must maintain a high level of proficiency in the organization of daily operational functions and computer systems to create and maintain effective internal and external communication and support.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a working knowledge of the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations relevant to the business and distributes to appropriate personnel.
  • Interface between R&D team and Supplier in sourcing raw materials and documentation.
  • Coordinates documentation for new raw materials, new regulatory documents required for current raw materials with suppliers and Purchasing associates to support Organics initiatives.
  • Reconciles incoming information upon receipt and confirm compliance with NOP and Regulatory requirements.
  • Store, manage electronic filing system and track Organic documentation.
  • Manage and maintain R&D Organics trackers, compliance of the Organic raw material portfolio and Teams site.
  • Advises team on estimated timing, status updates and delivery delays for documentation.
  • Work with internal and external customers in the resolution of questions, issues, or actions relating to documents.
  • Assist project team members with questions or issues related to documents.
  • Assemble information needed to support project activities.
  • Create and/or update desktop work instructions and procedures.
  • Work with project team members to ensure records are complete and accurate and compliant.
  • Proactively follow assignments through to completion, attentive to detail and adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide guidance to others on the team.
  • Possess a high degree of flexibility with the ability to adjust to changing priorities quickly, have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.


  • A 4-year technical college degree in a specialized field such as science or technology.
  • 2+ years experience in the Food or Beverage industry.
  • Organic experience greatly preferred.
  • Must have an attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Strong organizational and analytical abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines on a multitude of concurrent tasks.
  • Discretion with confidential information.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
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