R&D Master Blender, Formulation, Food and Sensory Science
in Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg, MB
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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We are currently seeking an R&D Master Blender, Formulation, Food and Sensory Science.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Food and Sensory Science, (and EIC Quality Manager), the incumbent is innovative, science-driven, and passionate about cannabis products. The R&D Master Blender will focus on formulation related tasks and contribute to all operational requirements from ingredient and raw material preparation, formula/recipe transfer from R&D bench to operations, to final formulation and specification setting at operational stage including manufacturing process observation and improvements, as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Raw material preparation, measurement, blending and formula / recipe transfer and scale-up from R&D;
  • Collecting, preparing and/or testing samples to ensure compliance to specification under the supervision of the Quality Manager;
  • Collecting, preparing and/or testing samples to examine stability and shelf life of products under the supervision of the Quality Manager, coordinating sample transfer for laboratory and sensory panel testing;
  • Follow-up and troubleshooting of recipe / formulas based on data analysis and in collaboration with R&D;
  • Process and Scale-up transfer from R&D to Operations according to strict quality requirements and under the supervision of Quality Manager;
  • Work in conjunction with R&D and Operations to assess and recommend formula/recipe and/or process improvements based on real time monitoring of manufacturing process and results;
  • Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and ingredient trials based on Quality Manager and R&D requirements;
  • Clearly, document all data generated and report all work performed - includes creation and documentation of formulation, formulation and experimental protocol, execution of experiments in conjunction with R&D Technician, identification, and corrections of developmental and manufacturing issues/problems/observations;
  • Maintaining R&D equipment in proper working order and keeping a clean work area;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Food Science, Food Engineering or other relevant degree, or equivalent experience;
  • Self-motivated problem solver and the drive to deliver objectives in a complex environment;
  • Highly organized team player with a strong focus on detail and accuracy;
  • Experience with cannabis consumer products, sensory methods, and product development would be considered an asset;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word);
  • Highly effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with different functional groups;
  • Sense of urgency;
  • Ability to operate within an evolving and sometimes ambiguous environment;
  • Experience with GDP, GLP, GMP, GPP working requirements will be considered an asset.

For more information and to apply online, please visit the Careers page of our Website at: https://www.organigram.ca/careers

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected will be contacted.
Organigram is an equal opportunity employer.

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