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Manager of Confection and Bakery Applications

Palatine, IL

Discipline: R&D/Food Science Job Number: 7768 Industry: Ingredients

Title: Confection and Bakery Manager   Location: Palatine, IL

This company on the north side of Chicagoland is looking for a high energy individual who is as passionate about the confection and bakery industries as we are. In this position, the right candidate will train extensively with our European confection and bakery teams and bring that expertise to our US customers. This manager will regularly interface with our sales and marketing teams to translate ideas into sweet reality. You will also work hands on as a team member with our flavorists and other applications departments.


  • Comprehensive health & welfare benefits
  • Company-match 401(k)
  • Excellent PTO

Expected Outcomes:

  • Manage the confection and bakery department technician(s) and project load
  • Regular connection and ideation with sales, marketing and customers
  • Ability and willingness to travel, with some international travel expected
  • Accurate record keeping and communication
  • Produce finished confections and baked items for customer presentations
  • Ability and willingness to taste and smell a wide variety of products


  • You are able to and interested in working in a hands-on laboratory environment using pilot scale equipment
  • You are creative, flexible and like to interact in a multi-cultural environment
  • You are organized and detail oriented
  • You have the ability to manage several projects simultaneously with short timelines
  • You are willing to travel
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, food science, biology, culinary school or equivalent industry experience
  • 2-5 years of experience in confections or flavor laboratory
  • Proficient understanding and use of MS Office

George Blomgren
Recruiting Manager

Recruiting Manager at Kinsa Group. George has a BA from Beloit College. He brings over 18 years of diverse talent acquisition experience to Kinsa clients, including extensive corporate and agency executive recruiting experience. An avid networker, George maintains an extensive professional network, and prides himself on placing the right people in the right positions. The newest member of the Kinsa team, George is excited about joining the team and serving Kinsa clients. Connect with George today!

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