Product Development Scientist - Vermont-Waterbury
- Research and Development
SUMMARY: The Product Development Scientist I is responsible for all aspects of new product
development. This includes product
formulation and scale up, managing shelf life studies, test methods
development, communication with key suppliers and consultants, new
ingredients investigation, and specifications development. This position works with the business
team (Marketing, Operations, Quality, and Engineering) to support new
product development activities.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May include daily task management of
R&D Technician(s) and Interns
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
for the formulation and shelf life testing of new product prototypes, data
recording and analysis, reporting of results and recommending next steps.
manufacturing trials at GMCR facilities.
and maintain product specifications
in close collaboration with all R&D functions in the development and
refinement of product performance.
with other departments supporting new product development and participates
in category business team meetings.
to give clear instructions to others working in the Product Development Lab
effectively with internal (GMCR) and external customers and suppliers.
work activities and communicates to Product Development Management team.
and improvement of products based on sensory and/or consumer feedback
well with others, be a self-starter, and work independently on assigned
tasks and projects.
problem solving tools and techniques in daily activities.
all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements
directed by GMCR and the department.
a high level of confidentiality required in an R&D environment.
other duties as requested by management.
A strong desire to learn and achieve
M.S. in Food Science from an Institute of Food
Technologists-accredited program preferred; or other relevant discipline
3 years’ experience preferred in related role; comparable
internships a plus
Experience working within MS Office Suite; specific experience in
Excel is required
Proficient in English language both verbal and written
Direct interaction and/or collaborating with vendors/suppliers
Willingness and ability to travel 15-30% annually; domestic and
Ability to get along very well with others, be punctual, and follow
Ability to follow GMCR policies and procedures