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Sr. Food Scientist

Job Tracking ID:  85390-185439

Location:   New York, NY

Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular

Date Updated:  February 25, 2015








Job Description:

The Sr. Food Scientist is responsible of product/process improvements & developing new products. The position reports to the Director of Food Science & Culinary Arts and will be located in our company headquarters in New York City, and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible of prototyping, formulation, pilot production and scale-up to plant implementation for new products and product/process improvement projects.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing and quality for commissioning projects, continuous improvement initiatives, and in conducting root cause investigation.
  • Leverage R&D resources at manufacturing facilities to increase technical capabilities for product/process improvement initiatives.
  • Evaluate & approve ingredient trial plans.
  • Develop and maintain the nutritional database for existing and new products.
  • Plan and conduct trials, data collection and interpret results to drive program/project and technical knowledge forward, develop robust action plans, risk assessment and contingency planning.
  • Possess strong product development skills in ingredient functionality, material selection and effects on final product performance.
  • Ensure compliance to internal and external policies, quality standards and legal requirements.
  • Provides support in building technical expertise and maintain community of best practice to technical colleagues.
  • Possess technical leadership to execute time sensitive programs, including alternate line qualifications and supplier/ingredient qualifications.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 80% Product/Formula optimization (experimental design)
  • 10% Develop and maintain the nutritional database for our existing and new products
  • 10% Coordinate and support product sensory panels

Experience and Skills:

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A BS or Masterís degree in Food Science
  • At least 4 years of relevant concept to launch experience in a Corporate R&D setting.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in formulation, start-up & continuous improvement or optimization projects.
  • Ability to build strong trusted working relationships and rapport at all levels & demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Be able to travel up to 35%.

Additional Information:

Job Level:   Management

Years of Experience:   7 - 10 Years

Level of Education:   BA/BS

Starting Date :   May 1, 2015

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