We are dedicated to providing our employees the tools they need for long-term growth and success. As a result, our employees demonstrate tremendous loyalty to our company and to our mission of delivering consistently high levels of service to our customers.

Because of our employee loyalty, nearly all of our job openings are for new positions, based on the growth of our company.

International Food Products seeks and values employees of all backgrounds. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

International Food Products is part of The International Companies’ group of privately owned companies. Visit The International Companies to learn about opportunities at our sister companies or apply now.

 

Available Positions

Quality Control Lab Technician
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Would you like to work for a company that still has a “family” atmosphere and where you the employee are still the greatest asset to the company?

Are you a highly independent person? Do you actively seek out problems to solve? Do you have a knack for knowing what is important?

If so, you may be the perfect candidate for our Quality Control Lab Technician.  We are searching for Lab Technician’s to fulfill roles on both first and second shift.  This position is located in Hazelwood, MO at our Aviator Distribution Facility.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position are:

Responsibilities

 

  1. Perform laboratory testing of finished product and raw materials.
  2. Perform Post Sanitation Inspections
  3. Sanitation Chemical Testing
  4. Approve Finished Goods and Raw Materials in Navision
  5. Create COA’s
  6. Sample Raw Materials
  7. General running of laboratory, includes verification of lab equip. i.e.:
    1. Scale                                    e. pH Meter
    2. Thermometer                    f. ATP unit
    3. Viscometer
    4. Refractometer
  8. Support Quality Programs
  9. Evaluate that standards are being met.
  10. Responsible for cleanliness of laboratory and lab paperwork filing.
  11. Food Safety Responsibilities:  Ensure compliance to food safety requirements in assigned departments.
  12. Food Regulation Responsibilities:  Comply with all FDA food regulations.
  13. Food Quality Responsibilities: Perform audits on continual basis.  Ensure compliance with written product specifications.  Relay quality defects to appropriate management personnel.
  14. Perform ATP swabbing as needed.
  15. Perform Environmental Monitoring/Water Potability Testing as directed.
  16. Assist in training of new lab techs, group training or individual training.
  17. Ordering Supplies and working with lab vendors.

Assist and help back-up in the Microbiological laboratory as needed and adhere to responsibilities in Quality Control Analyst – Microbiologist, as assigned by Laboratory Management.

Knowledge and Skill Level

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or other related discipline.
  • Computer (excel & word)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills to effectively translate ideas, concepts and information

Excellent benefits and competitive pay, are just a few of the reasons to consider our opportunity.

If you feel you have the above qualifications then please submit your resume including your salary expectations to careers@ifpc.com.

Category Buyer- Liquid Sweetener, Starch, Fine Ingredients
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The International Companies is comprised of three unique operating groups: a feed ingredient manufacturing firm, a value added food ingredient system manufacturer, and a food ingredient trading/distribution firm. The acquisition of raw materials for each of these businesses plays a critical strategic role in the growth, competitiveness and profitability of each group. The category buyer role is designed to facilitate the cost competitive, reliability, and quality driven requirements for specific distributed and consumed raw materials.

International Ingredient Corporation: IIC competes for raw materials. Access to scarce raw materials is central to IIC’s growth opportunities and profitability.  As such, IIC has developed relationships, strategies, and provides service to potential vendors that bring scarce raw materials under management.

International Food Products: IFP is a complex trading, distribution and value added manufacturer of food ingredients and systems selling food ingredients and fine chemicals in a highly competitive marketplace. For IFP’s largest and growing product categories; Sugar, Oils, Flour, Corn Sweeteners, Starches, Chemicals; competitiveness and growth are dependent on superior market relationships and knowledge, and informed trading or risk taking. For the legacy Dairy House manufacturing business, the primary source of growth and profitability is the development of unique ingredient systems. However, access to critical raw materials such as cocoa, and price control of many fine ingredients are vital to quality, availability and margin preservation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify vendors, understand markets, verify quality requirements, and source key raw materials and distributed goods at market competitive values.
  • This role will be responsible for the purchase of liquid sweeteners, packaged corn sweeteners, starch, various fine ingredients consumed in manufacturing, some flour items, tomatoes, egg powders, peanut butter, and other items as assigned.
  • Work closely with Category Manager and sales team to competitively source and win business for the distribution of liquid sweeteners and blended sweetener product.
  • Work closely with Category Manager with various assigned tasks related to measuring and reporting on risk position related to the oils business.
  • Work closely with logistics group in the efficient acquisition of assigned raw materials and products.
  • Achieve Goals and Objectives for volume and Margin on distributed products within the assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Achieve targeted competitive costs and budgeted costs for assigned areas of responsibility for consumed raw materials.
  • Support product innovation by supporting R&D and Quality in the identification and sourcing of new raw materials.
  • Travel with sales force as needed to support sales of distributed products in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Travel to vendors and attend industry functions relevant to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Share market information with internal stakeholders, sales team and customers as needed.
  • Actively support and participate in budgeting process.
  • Assume related tasks as assigned.
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to maintaining pricing practices
  • Proactively communicate distributed product availability and price issues to sales and customer service
  • Support documentation requirements for various products
  • Audit and analyze invoice and margin reports for cost & price accuracy
  • Perform cross-category purchasing related duties as required

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Position is based in Fenton, MO headquarters.
  • Bachelor degree.
  • 2+ years experience purchasing Feed / Food industry ingredients
  • 2+ years Ag market experience such as grain trading, commodity trading, and risk management.
  • Self-starter, ambitious.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point
  • Food Science or chemistry experience/education a plus.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVEL

The category buyer is a skilled and knowledgeable buyer of various food ingredients, is able to develop and maintain excellent industry relationships and has an excellent grasp of market factors, technical product knowledge, logistics, and quality requirements.

TRAVEL

  • Up to 4 weeks per year

Excellent benefits and competitive pay, are just a few of the reasons to consider our opportunity.

If you feel you have the above qualifications then please submit your resume and your salary expectations to careers@ifpc.com..

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