Associate Food Labeling Specialist

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’sStartup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
The Associate Food Labeling Specialist is responsible for overseeing the entire labeling process, from ingredient creation to labeling review. Responsibilities include executing on core Labeling and Compliance functions including Specification Input, Packaging Creating, and Labeling Review on retail packaging, protein labels, and e-commerce allergen labels.

Planning and Execution of Labeling Activities

  • Align with New Product Development and Culinary teams on packaging creation and labeling review schedule on a quarterly basis and as needed.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of labeling activities to ensure teams meet the weekly retail label review deadline for print.
  • Develop e-commerce meal bag allergen labeling on a weekly basis.
  • Act as first point of contact for labeling related questions; providing input and answering questions related to labeling requirements for new and existing products.

Database Management

  • Responsible for the accurate input of manufacturer specification information into the Home Chef database, including, but not limited to, storage temperatures, ingredients statement, allergens, nutritional facts panel, and shelf life.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members when specification is missing pertinent information or ingredient needs to be updated.
  • Responsible for FSQA approval of Shorts/Replacements process and creation of replacement ingredient in admin database.

Label Development

  • Responsible for the development of the label copy which includes product name, weight statement, ingredient statement, allergen declaration, nutrition facts panel and claims which meet government requirements and standard of identities.
  • Approval of label artwork upon review, ensuring compliance to all applicable USDA, FDA, regulations along with other requirements and approved statements.
  • Support review of labels and printed packaging by Regulatory and Legal Counsel. Track label development and reviews.
  • Review and collaborate cross-functionally on vendor generated labels.
  • Provide guidance for updates and final approval.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure Home Chef labels and packaging meet FDA and USDA requirements.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • B.S. in Food Science/Nutrition or related field
  • Working knowledge of FDA and USDA label regulations and documentation requirements
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and work in a fast-paced environment autonomously
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks/priorities
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in Food Labeling

Perks/Benefits:
- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
- Company paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability
- Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
- 401k program
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days 
- Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
- Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop
- Onsite gym 
- Free water taxi for Wrigley Building employees (seasonal) 
- Catered lunch every Friday plus snacks and beverages on hand every day
- Employee discounts through Perkspot
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
- Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment
Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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