Heartland Food Products Group
is a global leader in the consumer packaged foods industry, supplying
store brand solutions for the retail and food service markets.
Products include zero calorie tabletop sweeteners for hot and cold
beverages and granular sweeteners for both tabletop and baking use.
Heartland is also a pioneer in the emerging portable liquid beverage
mix category. Products are manufactured in the USA and distributed
throughout the North America, Europe, Central and South America, and
the Pacific Rim.
The senior product
development food scientist will be focused on the design, management
and scale up of new products as well as reformulation activities of
existing items. The duties in this position are expected to evolve
over time as a result of the company’s growth and expansion into new
- Quickly develop
understanding of all current products and formulations.
- Provide leadership in
the areas of food science and R&D.
- Design new products
based on targeted flavor profile, texture, color, shelf life and
nutritional content while maintaining adherence to government
and industry standards.
- Collaborate with
ingredient vendors to obtain best product results and costing
(brief suppliers and follow up on their progress)
- Lead pilot and commercial
scale up trials
- Maintain and organize
- Manage and implement
cost savings projects and partner with Purchasing to define and
evaluate areas of cost savings opportunities.
- Support logistics on
the verification of ingredients in inventory for maturity or
stability for processing and finished products for safety,
quality, and nutritional value.
- Must be able to
physically perform the functions of climbing, balancing,
stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking,
pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing,
and repetitive motions
- Use hands to handle,
control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Ability to work in a
flexible and fast paced environment.
- Must be able to lift 20
- Stand or walk for long
periods of time.
- BS in Food Science
- Minimum of 7 years of
food industry experience in a Research and Development
- Must be flexible
- Experience in dairy
industry highly desired
- Experience of working with
protein beverages is highly desired
Job Type: Full-time
- Food Science- dairy
experience a plus: 6 years