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Company Overview:  At Don Lee Farms, we’re a proud California-based, multigenerational family-run food company that has been serving America since 1982. Our diverse range of flame-grilled burgers, crispy tacos, and protein-packed bowls can be found in major retailers like Trader Joe’s, Costco, Walmart, and Sam’s Club. Whether under our Don Lee Farms® brand or a private label, our mission is to make mealtime convenient and delicious.

Company Snapshot:
Founded: 1982
Headquarters: Inglewood, CA (Los Angeles)
Additional Manufacturing: Mansfield, TX (Dallas)
Industry: Family-owned food production

Job Overview:   Join our dedicated team of food innovators at Don Lee Farms, where you’ll be at the cutting edge of fresh and frozen food production. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and maintaining formulations, specifications, labels, processes, and testing procedures. You will also integrate process knowledge into new product developments and manage various technical and project management tasks. Your contributions will help bring fresh and frozen products to thousands of retail, school districts, and food service locations worldwide.

Location: Inglewood, CA (Near LAX)

Key Responsibilities

R&D and Regulatory Compliance Manager
Develop and maintain specifications, FDA and USDA labels, processes, and testing procedures.
Lead new product development projects requiring knowledge of new processing technologies and product formulation.
Supervise bench-scale trials and commercialize new products.
Design processes for cost-effective manufacturing while ensuring product quality and accuracy.
Resolve development roadblocks and assist with new product launches.
Stay updated on the latest food processing technologies.
Integrate process knowledge into new product development.
Travel to Mansfield, TX, for product launches and ongoing development activities.

Skills and Abilities
Extensive experience in the food industry.
Proficiency in FDA and USDA labeling requirements, and knowledge of the School Lunch Program.
Regulatory expertise for new product development.
2+ years of hands-on experience in technical services and successful industrialization of new food products.
Passion for creating innovative and exciting food products.
Self-starter with a curious mindset and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovation-centric environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and strong computer literacy.
Excellent project management skills.

Don Lee Farms is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

More information:

Danny Goodman
Don Lee Farms, a Family Food Company
(310) 674-3180 ext.128