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Product Innovation Manager - Los Angeles - Food Contract Manufacturing

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Permanent

Product Innovation manager - Food Contract Manufacturing

Based: Los Angeles, California


$100,000 - $150,000

On-site / Full Time

Health Care Benefits



Kinetica are partnered with a Food Contract Manufacturer in Los Angeles, CA on a Product Innovation Manager opening. The Product Innovation Manager will leverage their culinary knowledge and expertise in recipe and concept creation, food and flavor trends, product development, and back of house operations to deliver innovative solutions to drive growth across channels


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop high-quality food products and applications
  • Benchtop formulation, development and scale-up via plan trials/startup for Proteins, Meals, Appetizers, Desserts, Pastries, and Ice Cream
  • Leverage industry insights and data tools to identify, track, and share food and flavor trends
  • Create paper concepts and lead development from idea through presentation-ready prototypes
  • Organize and execute product tastings for sensory evaluation, shelf-life studies, and product stability.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Culinary, Culinary Science, Culinology, Food Science
  • Experienced in culinary development
  • Experienced working with national account restaurant chains, QSR chains, and/or non-commercial customers.
  • Experienced with benchtop product development through to scale-up.
  • Knowledge of Food Manufacturing, SQF, HACCP, and GMPs.
Jacques Fletcher Principal Consultant Contract Manufacturing

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  • +44 (0)113 261 71 81
  • Kinetica (UK) Ltd, Floor 13, Whitehall Waterfront, 2 Riverside Way, Leeds, LS1 4EH, UK