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Manager, Food Technologist, LAC

Restaurant Brands International

Restaurant Brands International

Gainesville, FL, USA
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024

About Restaurant Brands International:

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with over $40 billion in annual system-wide sales and over 30,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. RBI owns four of the world's most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, POPEYES®, and FIREHOUSE SUBS®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for decades. Through its Restaurant Brands for Good framework, RBI is improving sustainable outcomes related to its food, the planet, and people and communities.

This is a fully remote job opportunity.

The employment contract will be provided through the employment agency

Job overview:

Reporting to the RBI LAC Quality Assurance Director, this position is responsible for ensuring that existing suppliers and distributors of food and packaging to the Restaurant Brands International (RBI) brands Systems (Burger King®, Tim Hortons®, Popeyes®, Firehouse Subs®) maintain RBI standards and meet RBI and industry quality, food safety, and regulatory requirements by reviewing and writing food and packaging product specifications in RBI platform. The Food technologist ultimately protects RBI guests, the brands, profitability, and regulatory reputation against damage caused by product safety or food security issues. Supports, advises and works with masterfranchisees, Supply Chain, Marketing, Innovation and Ops teams to drive profitable business growth and increase customer satisfaction in RBI products. Works closely with suppliers to develop, specify and support the launch of new products with the highest food safety and quality standards at the optimal food cost.

Your skills and experience:

  • Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or related Technical Sciences.
  • Certified HACCP training is nice to have.
  • 3+ years of quality assurance or production experience in food industry (Quick Service Restaurants, Food Manufacturing, Fast Moving Consumer Goods).
  • Experience in New Product Development or general knowledge of food manufacturing and handling.
  • Experience in the food industry processing development and specifications (ingredients & additive, sensory attributes, production and supply efficiencies).
  • Results oriented and sense of urgency. Takes accountability and demonstrates drive in delivering results. Flexible and resourceful. Prioritizes workload and deploys resources according to RBI strategies and needs, to ensure timely execution of the critical objectives. Successfully manages high tension, crisis situations.
  • Enthusiastic individual who can manage in a very organized manner the different processes involved in the position activities and responsibilities and that listen to the issues and then offer unique and innovative solutions or approaches to it.
  • Process management experience is a must, which will require good time management and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience interacting with external people (customers, suppliers, etc.).
  • Ability to remain professional and courteous with RBI stakeholders and suppliers at all times.
  • Very good computer skills (skilled with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel is a must).
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Fully fluent in English both spoken and written.

Restaurant Brands International and all of its affiliated companies (collectively, RBI) are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers that do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, provincial or federal laws, rules, or regulations. RBI's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.