Griffith Foods Inc.

Griffith Foods is a family owned, global organization comprised of three business operations:  Griffith Foods, Custom Culinary and Innova Flavors.  The common goal of these three operations is to collaborate with food companies to deliver new and exciting food products to consumers.  This is achieved by applying superior food science and technology expertise, creative innovation and worldwide presence to create and manufacture unique and customized food ingredient systems, which take Food Beyond Boundaries!

Griffith understands our people make it happen!  We strive to hire, develop and retain top talent.  Our total compensation is a combination of base pay, incentives and benefits.  Benefits include:  BC/BS medical PPO 1st day, MetLife dental PPO 1st day, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Retirement Plans, Education Assistance, Telemedicine, FSA, EAP,10 Paid Holidays, Wellness Reimbursement and much more including Weight Watchers, walking path outside for walk the talk meetings, work/life balance, etc.  We made the exclusive list of the Top 100 places to work by the Chicago Tribune, which I am VERY proud of!

Jan 08, 2019
Job Title:  Regulatory Specialist                                                                     Location:  Alsip, IL Reports To :  Susan Bergman, Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager Summary:   Provides Regulatory support and expertise both internally within Griffith Foods and externally with our clients to support the overall business strategy of the organization.  Creates and interprets FDA and USDA labeling.  Regularly communicates verbally and electronically with R&D, Sales and Clients to support defense and growth of the business. Duties & Responsibilities: Coordinates and provides required documentation support for internal and external customers.  Support documentation including but not limited to:  Specifications, Ingredient Statements, Allergen Statements, Genetically Modified Statements, Kosher, Halal, MSDS, Range Formulas, Nutrition Information, Country of Origin information. Interprets and applies proper terms for Griffith Laboratories' ingredients to create accurate finished product labels.  Is well versed in FDA and USDA labeling procedures and labeling nuances. Creates and interprets FDA and USDA labeling, regularly communicates with R&D, Sales, Clients. Communicates with external governing agencies to facilitate certification of materials, products, and promote positive business relationships. Collects, edits and transmits technical information to and from other Griffith Companies. Communicates receipt of Regulatory requests and provides updates as to progress and completion. Coordinates across functions to gather technical information needed to fulfill Regulatory requests. Coordinates/carries out specific projects related to Regulatory Compliance and the Regulatory Department.  Assists in selected training of personnel. Coordinates the dissemination of electronic formula information to all functions to facilitate the development and production of safe and regulatory compliant food products.  Provides formula disclosure to customers where authorized. Responsible for handling, maintaining, and enhancing the security of all information regarding product formulas and other technical information. Represents Regulatory and Product Development in professional business relationships with GLUS client and supplier base, academia, government, and corporations in the food industry Knowledge & Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related field from a 4 year institution. 3-5 years’ Food Regulatory experience. Proficient in use of Microsoft Applications. Strong working knowledge of FDA regulations and good basic knowledge of USDA regulations pertaining to raw materials, including applications and labeling.
Griffith Foods Inc. Alsip, IL, USA Full time
Jan 08, 2019
Job Title:   Product Development Manager                                                      Location:  Springdale, Arkansas                     Reports To :  Lisa Sprang, Director Product Development Summary:  GFUS Product Development implementation of technical and talent management programs to support the overall business strategy.  Directs product development activities by performing the following duties personally, through a designate, or through subordinate supervisors. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Functions as a manager in execution of technical activities that support key clients and the overall Griffith Foods business strategy. Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing and utilization of foods. Collaborates with Supply Chain to link product formulation activities to commercial fulfillment efficiencies and production of safe and regulatory compliant food products. Collaborates with Sales and Marketing peers to assign, manage, and prioritize projects for key accounts. Defines, implements and drive metrics to monitor Product Development effectiveness and efficiency. Implements Product Development processes to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of function. Supports Innovation activities that support the long-term strategy of the organization. Establishes goals, appraises performance, recommends training and provides input into final review for all direct reports. Coaches staff on job performance. Communicates progress of all products under development. Leverages methods and procedures for monitoring project success, such as metrics, resource investment, research findings, progress reports and staff conferences. Represents Product Development in professional business relationships with GFUS client and supplier base, academia, government, and corporations in the food industry. Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the security of all information regarding product formulas and related confidential information. Implements contingency plans for Product Development roles in the event that an associate is unable to perform their assigned duties. Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry or related technical degree. 5-8 years’ experience in Research & Product Development within the food industry. Experience with retail or foodservice manufacturer. Extensive experience in working directly with customers and manufacturing facilities.
Griffith Foods Inc. Arkansas, USA Full time
Apr 19, 2018
Participates in planning and conducting projects to develop new and improved products for our customers. Applies scientific and culinary principles in the development, production, quality control, packaging, processing of food products by performing the following duties. Education & Experience: BA or BS degree from a four-year college or university must be in Food Science, Applied Science or Culinology. 3 years’ experience minimum of Research & Product Development or Quality Systems experience within the food industry. Proficient in MS Office skills; such as Word and Excel. Previous experience developing USDA products preferred or a minimum of development experience in seasonings, meat flavors, soups and/or sauces.
Griffith Foods Inc. Medina, OH, USA Full time
Feb 20, 2018
This is your chance to join a dynamic Regulatory and Technical Services Team in a growing, profitable organization. This role provides opportunities for individual leadership, learning and career growth. This job could be based out of the Oswego or Avon manufacturing facility, depending on candidate. BS in Food Science from 4 year university; BBA with food manufacturing experience considered Minimum 5 years in a food manufacturing environment Qualified / Experienced FSQS Auditor – Certified preferred FDA / USDA regulation knowledge GFSI knowledge, BRC preferred HACCP / Seafood HACCP / Acidified Foods Manufacturing are all a plus for candidate Computer Skills - Microsoft Suite of products, MS DAX preferred Technical writing skills Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills Ability to work independently
Griffith Foods Inc. Oswego, IL, USA Full time
Feb 08, 2018
This position is responsible for developing, recommending and implementing cost-effective food manufacturing process improvements within the product requirements, quality standards, and sustainability platform specified by the customer(s). Responsible for carrying out capital projects. This involves the development of a project plan and scope, organizing and coordinating schedules, and document all aspects of projects such as directing outside contractors, cost control, project integration into the plant operation, and training. Requirements:                                              Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering discipline. Minimum of 10 years of related experience in manufacturing and process. PE license is an asset. Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time to various Griffith plants and vendor sites.
Griffith Foods Inc. Alsip, IL, USA Full time