AB Mauri
  • 05-Aug-2019 to 04-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Bake Lab
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

AB Mauri North America is a division of AB Mauri, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products.  Our signature line of quality bakery ingredients including dough conditioners, mold inhibitors, leaveners, vinegars, malts, syrups, acidulants and more are sold under the AB Mauri Bakery Ingredients brand name.  When bakers choose from our complete product portfolio, they experience our commitment to an ongoing working relationship - beyond the product purchase.

AB Mauri North America dates back to the introduction of Fleischmann's Yeast in the U.S. in 1868, thanks to the industry-changing vision held by brothers Charles and Maximillian Fleischmann who partnered with Cincinnati businessman James Gaff.

Around the world, AB Mauri operates in more than 50 locations in 32 countries, with global headquarters located in Peterborough, United Kingdom.  AB Mauri was formed in 2004 as an operating division of Associated British Foods (ABF).

Position Objective:


Manage the daily operation of the ABMNA Bake Lab ensuring high standards of H&S, cleanliness and operational efficiency. Manage Bake Lab technicians providing clear direction on work objectives and ensuring they operate effectively and safely. Further develop the AB Mauri range of products within North America to maximize competitive advantage and grow market share. Assure new/improved market segment products are based on market evaluations, technical sales, and customer inputs and fully tested prior to market introduction. Perform testing on field samples to assure AB Mauri products are consistent and competitive. Recommend product enhancements or reformulations as necessary based on lab testing. Support the procurement team to reduce costs and risk by evaluating alternative raw materials.

Key Result Areas:

Performance Standards

New Product Development

Direct and communicate development of new and improved product solutions to sales and marketing so that new products are well understood and are launched successfully.

Contribute to the business objectives and strategic plans by developing, formulating and testing new products to meet customer requirements.   Ensure new products meet internal specifications before market introduction/launch.

Work with AB Mauri Technical Service and Sales teams to determine customer and product requirements in conjunction with customer's technical, purchasing and marketing personnel.

Manage technology innovation; using publication and patent information to identify and understand new opportunities for business growth.

Collaborate within AB Mauri and ABF technology groups; evaluate and report on potential new AB Mauri products from other ABF companies, as required.

Support and adhere to the Internal Business Plan, Quality and Product Management Processes including all documentation and reporting.

Bakery Lab

Develop Bake Lab test methodology which is reliable and representative of industry standards so that test results closely represent bakery production applications.

Train Bake Lab technicians in the principles of accurate, reproducible test baking techniques.

Ensure personnel working within the Bake Lab are suitably trained in the use of Bake Lab bakery equipment.

Ensure lab meets regulatory requirements

Ensure lab equipment is operational and maintained in clean, organized manner. Schedule maintenance and repairs as needed.

Ensure the test bakery is clean and orderly.

Ensuring adequate stocks of finished product and raw materials are available for tests.

Technical Services

Conduct bakery trials to optimize and validate new products in conjunction with sales and/or tech service personnel.

Develop product bulletins on existing and all new products/categories so that internal and external customers understand functionality of products.

Identify and communicate customer trends and possible product opportunities to sales, marketing and technical teams so that "New Technology" projects are properly focused and agreed upon.

Support technical service personnel as required so that customer satisfaction is achieved.

Conduct sales/customer technical training seminars, as required.

Quality Assurance

Provide timely, professional customer support by way of phone, fax or e-mail followed up with on site support when required.

Collaborate with Supply Chain, QA and customers to substantiate and/or remedy customer complaints to minimize product liability as requested.

Test samples of AB Mauri Ingredients or yeast products, as required.


Actively update management on progression of projects using the internal documentation process. Complete weekly and monthly report(s) by due date.

Communicate results/conclusions and recommendations of new product testing in accurate and timely manner to all appropriate personnel.

Expense Control

Comply with the Corporate Travel policy and control spending.

Contribute to department and capital budget preparations to ensure budget meets laboratory needs, as requested.

Human Resource Management

Actively display the AB Mauri values of Customer Centric, Ambitious, Innovative, Collaborative and Accountable behavior

Ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures and relevant employment laws.

Be an effective, accountable and valued member of the technology team


Keep abreast of Bakery and Baking Ingredient Technology by attending appropriate seminars, professional meetings.

Represent AB Mauri in a professional manor at trade shows, seminars and training courses.

Other duties as assigned.

Business Acumen

Understands the competition and the industry.

Keeps up to date on business and economic trends that affect the business.

Understands the financial model of the Company and how technology impacts that model.

Uses Company assets responsibly, avoids unnecessary expenses and looks for ways to control costs.

Strives for long term vs. short term solutions.

Can assess long term customer needs and competitive pressures.

Can assess market potential of new ideas.

Can create innovative strategies and tactics.

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting customer needs

Advocate for the customer-uncompromising and committed-always seeking to "make it easier" for our customers.

Actively listens to customers and responds appropriately.

Strives to build positive customer relationships.

Is willing to explore changes to established procedures and products to meet customer needs.

Understands how personal actions impact customers and their use of our products.

Is Collaborative with other managers in AB Mauri.

Project Management

Looks at challenges in a unique manner and develops innovative solutions.

Develops new ideas to improve productivity, increase revenue or control costs.

Sets clear objectives and measurements.

Able to define a clear path to achieve objectives.

Accurately identifies necessary resources.

Clearly identifies responsibilities and tasks and involves others, as needed.

Plans sufficient amount of time to accomplish the work.

Monitors process and progress on goal achievement; Keeps others informed.



Bachelor's degree in bakery science, food science or related discipline, or have a minimum of ten (10) years in managing product development, quality assurance or research laboratory.

Exhibits strong leadership skills.

Knowledge of all phases of wholesale and retail bakery production and ingredients.

Strong project management and handling multiple priority skills.

Strong PC, word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.

Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal relations skills.

Strong analytical and organizational skills.

Literacy with integrated business systems.

Experience in experimental baking and formulation.

Previous knowledge and information on product development.

working conditions


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk, hear and smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to airborne particles and chemicals. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.

other factorS

Medium travel.


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