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Food Scientist/Product Developer II
Broomfield, CO 80021 US (Primary)
Available to Qualified Candidates
As part of the Research and Development team, the Food Scientist / Product Developer II will be responsible for developing new and improved products and providing technical proficiency cross-functionally related to dairy, non-dairy beverage, and cultured with a focus on innovation, productivity and cost savings programs.
· Articulates technical information and translates to non-technical audiences.
· Leads work across all business functions to positively yield results, and at times, lead project launches.
· Identifies, implements, formulates and executes cost savings opportunities independently within a cross functional team.
· Assesses technical feasibility and provide direction on formulations.
· Coordinates and conducts production line trials of new or modified foods.
· Develops and maintains component specifications.
· Prepares test plans, technical reports and documentation for the technical community
· Provide direction to various suppliers for new or modified food developments
· Work across all functions, including Purchasing, Operations, Engineering and Marketing to support project launches.
· 5 years of experience in product development and commercialization within an R&D environment.
· Bachelor of Science in Food Science, or Science based degree.
· Demonstrates knowledge of dairy processing equipment and ingredient knowledge.
· Working knowledge, hands-on and theoretical, with experience in the following areas:
o Dairy Processing
o Design of Experiment
o Hydrocolloids & Stabilizers
o Food Safety
o Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners
o Qualification Methods & Practices
o Food Regulations knowledge
o Quality Control & Sampling knowledge and practice
o Co-Packer development and commercializing exposure
· Capability in directing suppliers through design, development/improvement to commercialization projects
· Competent in conceptually designing food formulations, utilizing consumer insight and technical knowledge.
· Aptitude to lead multiple projects in cross-functional environment.
· Able to build technical competencies across multiple food platforms.
· Proactive contributor and effective communicator within R&D and project teams.
· Technical thinker with business awareness.
· Energetic and motivated.
· Must be willing/able to travel approximately 35%.
· Position is based in Broomfield, CO.; Relocation available for qualified candidates.
Dean Foods Company is an Equal Opportunity employer M/F/Veteran/Disability
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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