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Baker-In-Residence/Community Engagement Baker

Company: Hartwick College
Location: Oneonta
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Date: January 30, 2023
Title: Baker-In-Residence/Community Engagement Baker Description: The Baker-In-Residence/Community Engagement Baker prepares the bakeshop/cafe production items including doughs, cakes, cookies, pastries, and other dessert and baked items. The baker maintains inventory for the bakeshop/cafe and ensures the equipment, cooking and storage areas are maintained in a clean and safe manner. The Baker also cooks in other work areas of the kitchen in addition to the bakeshop, as needed, based on overall production needs. The Baker will lead the work of staff and student employees and reports to the Director of the Center for Craft Food & Beverage (CCFB). The Baker will be responsible for developing solutions - ingredients, formula, and processes related to client/bakery needs. Emphasis on bakery and adjacent food categories such as: cakes, sweet breads, muffins, icings, cookies, biscuits, crackers, breakfast cereals, cereal bars, etc. The Baker will also support our customer base in bakery ingredient development along with new applications of novel ingredients. The role will focus on sensory driven innovation to help move ingredients from concept to commercialization while collaborating with clients/community.Responsibilities

  • Identify product growth in collaboration with bakery clients to expand ingredient portfolio and baking success.
  • Provide technical leadership in formulation, benchtop development, and pilot plant processing of bakery products
  • Manage bakery rental space (shared and multi-use facility, class space)
  • Work with cross-functional teams (marketing, sales, R&D and regulatory)
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff
  • Lead and coordinate application studies (current products, range extension, innovative solutions)
  • Stay current with segment and consumer trends
  • Assist with customer trials - at bakery site, customer sites, third party sites, etc.
  • Contribute to a safe workplace
  • Must have proven decision-making skills and work effectively under pressure
  • Knowledge of experimental design, sensory science, performance specifications, and technical tools used in product development
  • Collaborate directly with internal business teams and cultivate relationships with external partners
  • Positively contribute to Hartwick's image through customer engagement, trade shows and other professional forums
  • Work with third-party collaborators to design and implement sensory teams.
  • Be a coach and technical mentor to all members of the team
  • Participate in all campus events including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.
  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational laws, rules and regulations.
  • As a representative of the College, comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.Troubleshooting:
    • Flexible to consider additional information or ideas when developing solutions
    • The ability to use knowledge, facts, data, and professional insights to effectively solve problems and implement solutions
    • Must be exceptionally organized and self-disciplined to accommodate the management of concurrent multiple projects
    • Fast learner, embraces and quickly adapts to change
    • Possess high level of proficiency in business and technical writing skills, along with dynamic presentation skills for small and large audiences
    • Solid understanding of food safety and regulations
    • Knowledge of product attributes that may vary during production, and the relationship between production variability and consumer acceptance
    • Identify the tolerable limits (levels/intensities) of product variability, and know which qualitative attributes matter most in consumer acceptanceQualifications: Minimum requirements are a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Food Science, Food Chemistry, Cereal Science, Culinary Science, Baking/Pastry Arts, or Chemical (Food) Engineering from an accredited college or university is required, with a minimum 3 years of experience in food research and development, preferably in the culinary arts/baking/pastry industry.
      • Strong process knowledge with mechanical/electrical/controls aptitude
      • Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with others
      • Proficient in running lab testing and bakery equipment, plus foundational knowledge of formulation and process
      • Knowledge of baking process equipment and ingredient functionality preferred
      • Proven excellent work record with demonstrated high levels of initiative and self-direction
      • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
      • Project management skills with ability to prioritize multiple activities simultaneously
      • Computer skills and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database and other software/applications
      • Proven track record in people management (developing, coaching, mentoring, directing) with demonstrative teambuilding skills
      • Strong business acumen with an ability to mesh business needs with technical competencies
      • Leadership competencies
      • Must be able to work with and consume wheat products; i.e., no wheat/gluten sensitivity, intolerance and/or allergies.
      • Commercial baking experience (retail or corporate)
      • Management experience
      • Community engagement experience
      • Fluent in English
      • Able to travel periodically (25% of time), with no destination restrictions
      • Must be able to lift 25 to 50 poundsAll employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders-what you do at Hartwick really matters.Our beautiful 425-acre campusis located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York-a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees,flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.Hartwick Collegeprohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening "the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community." Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment.Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:
        • A cover letter;
        • A resume;
        • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your pastand/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College's Diversity Statement (); and
        • The names and contact informationfor three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Keywords: Hartwick College, Utica , Baker-In-Residence/Community Engagement Baker, Hospitality & Tourism , Oneonta, New York

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