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Associate Food Scientist

Minneapolis, MN

Job Snapshot

 

Employee Type:

Full-Time

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Job Type:

Research, Science

Experience:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

4/20/2015

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Job Description

 

POSITION SUMMARY
This individual will play a key role in the development and execution of corporate research, development, and innovation initiatives including new product innovation, product and process improvement, quality, and food safety.  This position will play a major role in helping the company achieve its aggressive growth objectives through appropriate uses of technology and innovation in new product development, packaging, quality control, and operations.  Key challenges include:

 

  • Driving innovation from internal and external sources to help fulfill the company’s strategic plan

 

 

  • Exploring alternative approaches to product development to deliver higher margin new product opportunities to market more quickly

 

 

  • Efforts around establishing new product pipeline

 

 

  • Identifying and researching potential new platform opportunities

 

  • Serve as a voice providing feedback and technical assistance as a member of the New Product Development (NPD) team

 

  • Manage individual projects as assigned

 

  • Collaboration with Operations, QA, and other R&D staff to schedule and execute plant trials

 

  • Sourcing and verification of raw ingredients and other materials

 

  • Provide necessary input for new product cost analysis

 

  • Hands on technical development and commercialization of new products in line with the NPD process

 

  • Log and maintain records of test formulas, procedures, and net outcomes

 

  • Perform sensory audits of existing products, product improvements, new products, or competitive samples.

 

  • Champion quality awareness. Maintain product quality across our product lines

 

  • Continuously improve product and processes for greater product quality and profitability

 

  • Document and maintain product and processing specifications

 

  • Document and maintain nutritional values/product labeling and regulatory requirements

 

  • Document and maintain food safety procedures

 

Job Requirements

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Meat Science, Food Science or related field

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

  • Comfortable in a fast paced, changing environment

 

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with various manufacturing and marketing functional groups

 

  • Must be flexible and able to work well in a team environment

 

  • 1+ year in the meat processing industry preferred

 

  • Direct knowledge of food manufacturing regulations, standards and labeling, plant sanitation, microbiology and SPC preferred

 

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