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Flavor Scientist – Navarch

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Location: Fengxian District, Shanghai

Date: Jun 22, 2016

Requisition Number: 51466

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work and fun. Work as a hobby. Play hard and work hard. Realize your ambitions and potential. That’s the Navarch philosophy.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

Flavor Development is a critical and leading capability that R&D provides to the business.  This requires a strong Science and Technology Flavor Science Program that can provide leading-edge flavor systems / technologies.  A critical role within this program is a Flavor Scientist to lead research initiatives which increase the foundational understanding of flavor science as it relates to areas such as analytical flavor chemistry and trace volatile analysis, identification of key sensory and bio-active compounds, flavor formulation and consumer drivers.  Also to deliver against short and long term projects which enable optimal product performance, value and scale thru flavor. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

- Deliver on workstreams within flavor chemistry project to increase core competency and fundamental understanding of flavor science
- Lead the delivery of short and long-term flavor science projects for performance, value and scale
- Develop subject matter expertise in flavor chemistry and trace volatile analysis (GC-MS, GC-Olfactometry) and identification of key sensory and bio-active compounds
- Provide technical leadership and expert support to regional R&D and the broader business
- Collaborate with Commercial, NPD, Sensory, Analytical, QA, Regulatory, Legal segment
- Partner externally with suppliers, universities, and research consortia

REQUIREMENTS:

B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Food Science required

M.S. /Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Food Science preferred
3 years of experience in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Food Science required
3 years of experience in analytical flavor chemistry and identifying/quantifying trace sensory actives preferred 

 

OTHER SKILLS

- Flavor chemistry training and/or experience required
- Analytical chemistry, especially GC, GC-MS, GC-O, and SPME required
- Analytical flavor chemistry and identifying/quantifying trace sensory actives preferred
- Natural products chemistry and identifying/screening bio-actives preferred
- Mint science experience preferred
- Taste physiology & modulation preferred
- Sensory and Consumer Insights tools and techniques preferred
- Flavor, gum and confectionery formulation & manufacture preferred

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Maintenance and installation of GC-FID, GC-MS and GC-Olfactometry instruments
- Solvent extractions, preparing silica columns for flavor separation and concentration of extracts
- 15 - 25% travel required

 

 

 

Navarch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 


Job Segment: Scientific, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Technology

 

 

 

Production Operator

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Location: Fengxian District Shanghai

Date: Jun 7, 2016

Requisition Number: 12828

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work and fun. Work as a hobby. Play hard and work hard. Realize your ambitions and potential. That’s the Navarch philosophy.

The role functions as a member of an area team that is directly responsible for the efficient production of quality products in the required quantities. This role will operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. Production Operators must ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Production Operators must have the skill set to train and/or perform the tasks of other associates in the area as needed. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site objectives.

 Key Responsibilities:

- Performs all assigned activities and job tasks within a line or area

 - Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner

- Takes corrective actions in solving problems to root cause level

 - Assess equipment operating reliability and perform routine repairs, adjustments and malfunction troubleshooting

- Performs and/or works with Maintenance to complete equipment preventive maintenance

 - Maintains accurate records of QC checks, production numbers or waste performance - Performs all shift support documentation in a quality matter

- Performs QC tasks such as metal checks, inspection of date codes, item numbers, dump logs, etc

- Demonstrates high degree of ownership for product quality: Performs all standard quality checks & other quality related duties

 - Understands production schedules, production computer systems, work instructions and production inventories.

 

Qualifications:

 External Physical/Environmental Requirements:

- Standing on a concrete floor

- Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)

 - Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 50 lbs

 - Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals

 

Minimum Qualifications:

- Be 18 years of age or older

- Have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent education

 - Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

- Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

 

 Preferred Qualifications:

- 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

- 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

 - Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email

- Knowledge of inventory control principles

 

Company-paid relocation is not available for this position.

Every associate at Navarch has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.

 

Navarch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 

 

Material Handler (Contract) - Petcare

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Location: Fengxian District, Shanghai

Date: May 26, 2016

Requisition Number: 26501

A mutually rewarding experience.

Job Summary

The Material Handler is responsible for loading outbound trailers with correctly tagged and wrapped pallets of finished product and accepting and returning packaging material. The key responsibilities of the position are to ensure that finished goods material is managed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the production schedule and changeover timing.

Key Accountabilities

• Manage all movements of material in shipping and wrapping areas in a timely and efficient manner to meet our standards of quality and maximize production (line supply and shipping)
• Inspect trailers prior to loading and load in accordance with standard loading patterns and weight limits
• Perform safety inspections for forklift trucks
• Assist in the weighing and transacting of scrap and re-work
• Unload packaging materials in accordance with Company standards;
• Complete daily inventory transactions of material movements through Company system and identify/report discrepancies to Coordinator
• Suggest and implement continuous improvement changes to deliver increased speed and efficiency of daily activities
• Maintain cleanliness for area, material traffic areas, maintain equipment in good working condition, and monitor driver activity to ensure it adheres to site safety guidelines.
 

Other:
• All other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• Responsible for following all Quality and Food Safety Policies and applicable procedures.

 

Key Technical Knowledge and Skills
• Forklift experience mandatory
• Excellent communication and teamwork skills
• Strong drive for results
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Action oriented and not satisfied with the status quo


Critical Learning Experiences
• 2 to 4 years manufacturing experience - preferably in materials management and shipping areas
• Extrusion Experience: At least 1 year preferred

Navarch is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 

Dry Dog Sales Planning Manager

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Location: Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Date: Jun 12, 2016

Requisition Number: 58114

Position Title:                   Dry Dog Sales Planning Manager – Navarch

Reports To:                       Dry Dog Sales Planning Team Lead

Segment:                           Petcare

Function:                           Sales

Purpose of Role

The Sales Planning Manager drives the overall growth and profitability of the category and is in-charge of its end-to-end business management.  The associate leads and manages the sales planning process, collaborating with the whole Sales and Operations team, account teams, and Marketing.  Responsibilities include setting volume and distribution targets for the portfolio, developing activity-based account plans with product mix and trade investment level recommendations that deliver over-all category value, and driving the preparation of necessary supporting materials for sell-in with customers. The associate initiates real-time course correction, provides senior internal Navarch Petcare coverage in key customer discussions, and engages cross-functional teams as necessary for successful issue resolution. The associate represents the sales function as a key stakeholder in various category decision meetings with internal stakeholders (e.g., Marketing for potential new products, Manufacturing for key customer demands, Strategic Pricing for price cards), utilizing his/her deep expertise in the category across various accounts and channels. 

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Sales lead for cross functional S&OP process including Activity Management (Step 1) and Demand Planning (Step 2)
  • Responsible for delivering national brand selling stories to field sales team and customers by working with the internal category manager and marketing lead
  • Portfolio expert and consultant for field sales team  in establishing and deploying  tactical best practices- assortment, pricing, shelving, and promotion
  • Collaborates with national account managers to create account plans and execution with a portfolio approach top of mind.
  • Attends and represents portfolio/brand presentations with national accounts
  • Works with customization manager to establish priorities for deploying and activating against corrugate and semi-permanent displays

 

Critical Leadership Capabilities

  • Problem solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Influencing without Authority
  • Organizational ability
  • Business Acumen
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Channel Planning & Execution
  • Standing Alone

 

Key Supporting Competencies

  • People leadership and effective project management skills
  • Clear understanding of CPG selling strategies, channels, the sales planning process, and operations side of selling
  • Knowledge of the business – its mission, strategies, products, and services and the industry in which we compete, and understanding of the key business parameters and methods to achieve corporate objectives

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA/BS in a business related field
  • Minimum 5 years of business experience in CPG industries, working with customers in Sales, Customer Service, Logistics, Marketing Services, Brand Marketing or other similar function
  • Strong computer and systems literacy
  • Solid understanding of industry and trade channel
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or advanced degree or comparable experience a plus

 

 

Internship Human Resources

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Location: Minhang, Shanghai

Date: Jun 1, 2016

Requisition Number: 23476

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Responsibilities: 

• optimizing processes like the recruitment of personnel, talent development or succession planning,
• organizing and conducting job interviews and Assessment Centers,
• organizing and conducting campus events and career fairs at universities, as well as
• planning and implementing various communication measure within the scope of Human Resources marketing.

 

What we expect of you: 

 

• Advanced studies in a relevant field
• Ideally first practical experience in Human Resources
• The ambition to take on responsibility from the beginning
• The ability to work independently and well structured
• A proactive way of working, flexibility and enthusiasm
• Very good communication skills and proficiency in Chinese, English
• Very good skills in Microsoft Office

 

What you can expect of us:
 

• The responsibility for your own project with the support from a well aligned team
• An open and international work environment
• The opportunity to establish a network within one of the most successful branded goods companies in the world
• A career talk before the end of your internship regarding future entry possibilities within Navarch.
• An attractive compensation package

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Job Segment: Intern, HR, Branding, Entry Level, Human Resources, Marketing

 

 

Pet Caretaker

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Location: Minhang, District, Shanghai

Date: Jun 21, 2016

Requisition Number: 58841

Position Title:            Pet Caretaker –Dog or Cat

Reports To:               Pet Feeding Center Team Lead – Dog or Cat

 

Purpose of Role

The focus of this role is to provide daily care for the pets within the Navarch Petcare Feeding Facility including cleaning of the facilities and implementation of the environmental enrichment programs. 

Adherence to Navarch Welfare Standards directly impacts the reputation of the business and its brands to customers, consumers, media and the community, thus directly affecting the future success of our products and the Navarch brand.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Excellent oversight of the pets within the facility to ensure quality of data and the  health and welfare of the pets within the facility
  • Execute the daily operations of the care unit of the Navarch Pet Feeding Facility to ensure pet safety and well-being, efficient running of the facility and that quality data are gathered from the protocols and delivered to the business.
  • Accurately record the requested data according to study protocols (i.e., consumption timing, amounts eaten, body weights, etc.)
  • Evaluate pet health (both mental and physical) for any veterinary and/or enrichment needs.
  • Daily cleaning of pet housing quarters (interior and exterior) in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Implementation of environmental enrichment programs as directed by the Pet Enrichment Specialist.
  • Implementation of exercise programs in accordance with standard operating procedure and/or veterinary recommendation.
  • Provision of basic animal health tasks such as grooming, nail trimming, weighing, etc. to pets
  • Collection and evaluation of feces quality
  • Implementation of global methodologies serves to keep the business units and brands aligned globally.
  • Recommends supplies for proper running of the facility
  • Identifies veterinary and behavioral training needs of the pets within the facility
  • Suggestions on improvements to methodologies or standard operating procedures
  • And other duties as assigned

 

Critical Navarch Leadership Capabilities

  • Delivers consistent results
  • Creates collaborative relationships

 

Key Supporting Competencies

  • Action Oriented
  • Priority Setting
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personal Learning

  

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge in animal facility operations
  • Computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of animal health and management issues

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience interacting with cats/dogs in a professional setting
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or MS in a biological science preferred but not required
  • Experience working in an animal facility or Veterinary Hospital is preferred

Every associate at Navarch has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.

 

 

Category Analyst

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Location: Kunshan, Jiangsu

Date: Jun 7, 2016

Requisition Number: 23694

A mutually rewarding experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares weekly Business Summaries, Period End Business Reports and trend analysis
  • Supports Category with data analytics for planograms, regional testing and research analytics
  • Conducts individual promotion analysis and macro chain analysis to determine promotional effectiveness
  • Provides monthly Nielsen reporting with competitive analysis, including pricing, product assortment, and promotion
  • Solicits inputs, develops recommendations and maintains segment volume forecasting
  • Assists in the identification and analysis of business issues and opportunities
  • Maintains new product performance by market with recommendations to drive revenue and profit
  • Maintains functional/technical skills on appropriate software applications to provide optimum level of support
  • Provide ad-hoc support and analysis as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related fields
  • 2-3 years working experience preferred in sales, Sales analyst or support role.
  • Strong interpersonal and written abilities, and advanced problem solving capability
  • Ability to analyze syndicated data (Nielsen or other data sources) and make appropriate recommendations
  • Capable of leading work to identify appropriate reporting needs / data sources (consulting with account teams)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Skilled at working cross-functionally to service a broad group of key stakeholders

 

LOCATION and REPORTING HIERARCHY:

  • This position will report directly to the Director of National Accounts
  • This position will require up to 25% travel. 

 

Core Competencies include:

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Planning
  • Business Acumen
  • Learning on the fly
  • Command Skills