Provide technical expertise to customers and the
Paradise R&D Department that support the sales and marketing efforts of
the company. Identify and pursue opportunities to improve existing products
through formulation and/or procedures/processes.
Develop prototypes and recipes within a defined set
of requirements based on a concept or project.
Formulates blends and flavors to match ingredient statements, nutritional
profile, and sensory attributes of existing target products.
Develop sensory experiments and report the findings to management.
Identifies areas of cost optimization through better raw material
procurement, ingredient substitutions, or processing efficiencies.
Searches for new ingredients and technologies for effective development.
Looks for new project opportunities with regard to innovation, cost
reduction, improving consumer acceptance and improving quality.
Work with existing suppliers to utilize their capabilities for developing
trends in flavors. Will utilize the suppliers’ staff for joint
presentations to targeted customer projects.
Identify production methods that continue to contribute sustainable
competitive advantages in the marketplace relative to the competition.
Assist the R&D department with product presentations in-house and
off-site as requested by sales and marketing.
Accurately identify project requirements applying the right production
capability, ingredients, and design to match customer needs and product
Analyze and modify recipes involving liquid-to-solid ratios, scale-up, yields,
ingredient hydration, time/temperature concerns, viscosity, and ingredient
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science.
5-10 years experience in product development of
liquid condiments, marinades, and tomato based sauces.
Must have excellent collaboration skills and be able to excel working in a
Sensory evaluation experience and skills
Exposure to a wide variety of equipment, kitchen set-up, cooking techniques
and operator execution; or in-depth knowledge of key applicable equipment
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical
journals, and ingredient spec sheets
Ability to recognize, analyze, develop solutions and initiate problem
Ability to do complex math using percentages, ratios, etc.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively with various sales,
marketing, and technical services personnel.
Computer and software skills
Ability to stand at bench routinely for hours at a time.
Lift up to 50 lbs.
Capable of hand mixing thick products as required.
The company has reviewed this job description to
ensure that essential functions and basic duties have
been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of
all functions, responsibilities, skills
and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by
supervisors as deemed
- R&D Food Science: 5 years