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Food Scientist I - Broomfield, CO

Job Family:

Research & Development

Location:

Broomfield/Research & Development

 

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O'Lakes and Earthbound Farm brands in North America and Alpro and Provamel brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world's emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

Our company's history is rooted in the spirit and principles of small food. But The WhiteWave Foods Company has the scale and resources of big food, which allows us to bring better food to more people.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
 
Entry level product formulation and development role that works cross functionally across various departments to lead the development of new products and reformulations of existing products to add value to the WhiteWave brand portfolio.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 

  • Work with cross-functional teams in the development of new product formulations and/or reformulations of existing products
  • Manage a portfolio of assigned product development projects through the various stages of the product development life cycle
  • Provide nutritional labeling, ingredient statements as applicable
  • Source ingredients
  • Meet cost objectives
  • Evaluate current processing capabilities
  • Coordinate production start-up
  • Facilitate product development by working with vendors
  • Lead pilot plant testing of experimental formulations
  • Lead plant trial testing
  • Provide equivalent or improved product quality and cost savings by evaluating new suppliers/ingredients
  • Establish production parameters and processing procedures by drafting product specifications
  • Confirm that products will meet code by conducting shelf life testing for new product formulations
  • All other duties as assigned

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

PREFERRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education and Experience:
 

  • B.S. in Food Science or related field with 1-3 years of relevant work experience OR M.S. in Food Science or related field with 0-2 years of relevant work experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
 

  • Working knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations highly preferred
  • Experienced in product development and formulation highly preferred
  • Knowledge of experimental design and food sensory evaluation techniques highly preferred
  • Must be able to travel as needed to support product development activities, approximate travel requirement is 25%
  • Ability to safely work in a variety of environments including office, laboratory, and/or manufacturing plant settings where occupational noise and other hazards may exist. Position requires moderate lifting of up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting above 25 pounds

 

SALARY: WhiteWave Foods Company offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts WhiteWave Foods rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

The WhiteWave Foods Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or any other factor that may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes all aspects of the employment relationship. WhiteWave Foods is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information on Equal Opportunity Employment, click here.

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If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resources Department.

 

 

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