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  • Sample Coordinator

    Job Locations US-NY-Poughkeepsie
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2018 4:07 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1154
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    R&D
    Company
    Efco Products
  • Overview

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    Efco Products in Poughkeepsie, NY is now accepting applications for a Sample Coordinator in their R&D department.

     

    The Sample Coordinator is responsible for the organization and fulfillment of all sample requests at Efco Products.  This individual shall effectively plan and complete all activities necessary to ensure the highest quality standards for the production and distribution of safe, wholesome food products for sampling.

     

    EFCO is a global leader in ingredients for wholesale bakeries, chain restaurant operators, retail bakeries, food processors, frozen food manufacturers, and supermarket bakeries. We offer an ever growing portfolio of off-the-shelf products and custom formulated products that include bakery fillings, bakery mixes and concentrates, beverage bases + syrups, fruit and specialty toppings and other specialty ingredients.

     

     

    Cake Donut Mixes       ProductsCake Mixes  Crepes

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

    PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Oversee and ensure effectiveness of sample request program
    • Coordinate the production, packaging, and shipping of customer samples
    • Communicate with Customer Service and Sales on sample contents and timing of distribution
    • Package all stock and laboratory samples safely and securely to ensure arrival in proper condition
    • Transport stock samples to food processing area to be repackaged into sample containers
    • Create product labels and preparation instructions for customers
    • Print shipping labels using UPS and DHL shipping portals
    • Send tracking information to customers and input information into sample tracking document
    • Produce documentation needed for shipping international samples
    • Create a library of stock samples for sample fulfillment
    • Forecast and monitor stock sample inventory levels
    • Coordinate with Quality Assurance to refill inventory levels of stock samples
    • Prepare lab samples of items not currently in inventory or on production schedule
    • Maintain a recall-traceability program through the documentation of production information

     

    SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Organize the sample pack off area and rotate product inventory to ensure product freshness
    • Demonstrate knowledge of quality parameters associated with the product portfolio
    • Gather and distribute customer feedback regarding shipped samples
    • Coordinate the materials needed for trade shows and ensure the proper packaging and shipping
    • Create marketing materials to be included with sample containers
    • Interface with customers on sample timing, product questions, and required documentation
    • Monitor inventory levels of shipping supplies and order as needed
    • Measure and quantify internal and external satisfaction of sample request program
    • Streamline the sampling process as part of continuous improvement activities

     

    Other SpecialtiesPure Choice for Clean LabelTurnover Fillings

    Qualifications

    GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • Understanding of food safety requirements for handling and distributing products
    • Strong organization, planning, and decision-making skills
    • High attention to detail with a commitment to continuous improvement
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with general computer skills
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision
    • Ability to interact with associates at all levels where the ability to gain cooperation is critical
    • Punctuality in workplace attendance and project timelines
    • Diligent and thorough in maintaining a clean and organized work area
    • Ability to handle food allergens and regularly lift and carry packages up to fifty pounds in weight

    Company Profile

    Company Profile

    EFCO is a global leader in ingredients for wholesale bakeries, chain restaurant operators, retail bakeries, food processors, frozen food manufacturers, and supermarket bakeries. We offer an ever growing portfolio of off-the-shelf products and custom formulated products that include bakery fillings, bakery mixes and concentrates, beverage bases + syrups, fruit and specialty toppings and other specialty ingredients.

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