• R&D Food Technologist (Frozen Meals)

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Fullerton
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/15/2018 9:54 PM)
    # of Openings
    CJ Foods
  • Overview

    CheilJedang (CJ) was founded in 1953 specializing in food products. Since then it has grown into a global lifestyle brand with a business portfolio built around the four sectors - Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Shopping & Logistics. With over 55,000 employees around the world, CJ Group promotes healthier, happier and convenient living through its many products and services. For more information, please visit www.cjamerica.com.


    CJ Foods, an affiliate of CJ Group, began its US operations in 1978 and has since become a major distributor and manufacturer of Asian food products to many markets nationwide. With U.S. headquarters located in Southern California, CJ Foods constantly strives to introduce the best authentic Asian food products to American households by utilizing over 30-years of industry experience and established networks. CJ Foods’ brands include Bibigo and Annie Chun's and our main products include dumplings, Korean BBQ sauces, seaweed snacks and ready meals. CJ is the No. 1 Food Company in Korea and CJ Foods’ mission is to become the No. 1 Asian food company in the U.S., specializing in globalization of Korean cuisine. Please visit www.cjfoods.com.


    • Work mainly on frozen entrees with focus on Asian flavor profiles; advanced sauce development with composed meal of carbohydrate, protein, sauce & vegetables
    • Assist in the development of new frozen food products from concept to commercialization within cost and nutritional guidelines
    • Improve current products with regard to both cost and quality; submit creative ideas for accomplishing these types of objectives
    • Keep up-to-date knowledge on food trends and competitor analysis; purchase, tear-down, document, record & share with team members
    • Set-up, Supervise & Support production trial runs & new product launches at various factory locations, at times assisting QA and production in trouble shooting issues
    • Communicate with vendors and suppliers as needed, especially sourcing new ingredients and researching MOQs, specifications, pricing and building relationships
    • Set-up & perform internal & external consumer sensory tests and manage real time and accelerated shelf-life studies
    • Other duties as assigned by management


    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience
    • Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of  directly related experience
    • Associate’s degree & 8 years of  directly related experience
    • High school diploma / GED & 10 years of  directly related experience


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Preferred 3+ years of food industries experience with Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field 
    • Culinary experience is highly desired, training/certification or degree preferred
    • Advanced knowledge of Food Science principles, Genesis, and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Walking, stading or sitting for extended periods of time; ability to lift up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis
    • Bilingual in Korean strongly preferred



    • Health Insurance PPO Packages (competitive 100/70 plan - 100% covered by insurance)
    • Dental + Vision (with generous allowance amount per year)

    • Life Insurance (employee + dependent(s))
    • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave (short term 100% covered)
    • Health Savings Account
    • Flexible Spending Account (employee + dependent care)
    • Daily Lunch Allowance
    • Gym Reimbursements
    • Employee Discounts (40% off CJ products & services)
    • 401(k) 5% Match (no vesting period!)
    • Flexible Work Schedule Option
    • Paid Time Off (generous and increases by tier!)
    • Paid Time Off Balance Cash Out Option
    • Paid Family Leave (family care or volunteer trip)
    • Paid Maternity Leave (paid 100% for 12 weeks)
    • Paid Secondary Caregiver Leave (up to 2 weeks)
    • Paid Creative Leave (up to 2 weeks specified on years of service)
    • Paid Holidays (10 ~ 11 days)
    • Talent Sharing Opportunities
    • Employee Club Activities (movie, e-sports, book, sports activity club, etc.)



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