ACH Food Companies, Inc.
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Purpose

This position is responsible to supervise, analyze, maintain, and revise all product specifications and technical data sheets for ACH Food Companies, Inc. This includes ingredients, products and packaging specifications.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and revises ROH, VERP, HALB and FERT specifications and TDS. Completes recipes for new FERTs using existing structure including the completion of specification shells for those materials.
  2. Analyzes and reviews data and reference material to update and revise specifications where needed to ensure consistency, balance cost and ensure safety.
  3. Ensures all specifications are accurate and consistent in SAP Recipe Management Work Bench.
  4. Ensure appropriate data harmonization between specifications and inspections plans.
  5. Manages specification approval process and vendor documentation.
  6. Creates and manages raw material vendor files both paper and DIR in SAP. Includes specification, nutritional information, MSDS, Kosher certificates, allergen information, natural, gluten, non-GMO documentation as well as all other pertinent documents.
  7. SAP Superuser able to provide guidance internally and externally.
  8. Acts as Data Steward. Creates, updates, monitors, and closes Qnotes as appropriate.
  9. Develops & documents Quality specifications for ACH and Co-packed products.
  10. Assists in quality related issues involving vendors and the Procurement Department. Receives and reviews vendor certificates of analysis.
  11. Shall be an SQF practitioner.
  12. Trains new users in SAP as appropriate.
  13. Assists in data collection for cost savings, recalls and "where used".
  14. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.


Education / Experience / Skill / Competence Requirements

Education:           BS in Food Science, Chemistry, Packaging or related field or 5 years related work experience.


Experience:        3-5 Years in Food Industry.



  1. Attention to Detail Achieves thoroughness and accuracy by being attentive to detail in the planning and the execution of tasks.
  2. Analytical Skills/Attention To Detail - Gathers and analyzes data and information skillfully and accurately. Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when dealing with numbers, data or observations.
  3. Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Develops alternative solutions. Works well in group problem-solving situations.
  4. Business Acumen Understands business implications of decisions. Demonstrates knowledge of market, company financials and competition. Aligns work with strategic goals.
  5. Oral Communication Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  6. Written Communication Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  7. Team Work/Building Partnerships Balances team and individual responsibilities. Develops and leverages relationships within and across work groups both internally and externally to achieve results. Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  8. Leadership Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others.
  9. Problem Solving Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  10. Project Management Plans and organizes tasks. Follows protocols to control resources and achieve end results. Manages time effectively. Analyzes risks and establishes a risk management plan. Ability to work crossfunctionally in the duty area.
  11. Initiative Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Equipment/Software:   Excel, Word, IBM AS 400, SAP, Tracegains, SharePoint.


Certification, Licenses, Registrations:     SQF Practitioner or obtain within 6-9 months.




EOE M/F/Vet/Disability

ACH Food Companies, Inc.
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