PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST
Responsible for developing new products and technologies as deemed
strategically significant by product development manager and sales,
ultimately leading to the growth and maintenance of the business. The close
interaction with sales and customer allows for the effective management of
projects. Position utilizes personal and internal technical expertise as
well as vendor technical resources to develop products that will support
- Maintain development laboratories
in organized manner for efficient activities.
- Develop new (or modify
existing) products that meet customer performance and cost objectives.
- Provide technical expertise
and guidance to customers and internal departments.
- Complete assigned projects
within designated time frame and designated priority. Notify R&D
Management and Sales & Marketing of any expected delays.
- Supervise and train temporary
staffing or summer interns as requested.
- Design and conduct
experiments, evaluate new raw materials, examine competitive products,
develop new technologies, etc. to grow business or maintain/enhance
product quality and/or position in industry. Identify opportunities
for development of novel products and technologies.
- Prepare information using
designated systems to provide all required documentation for products
(e.g. formulations, specifications, nutritional information, product
data sheets, certifications, labels, costing, etc.).
- Transfer of formulas and
technology to Operations by participation in New Product Scale-up
activities. Provide technical support to Operations for optimization
of new and existing products.
- Keep supervisor and
management informed of critical activities through issuance of clear,
informative communications including memos, meeting minutes, e-mail
messages, etc. Write concise, professional reports upon completion of
major projects to summarize and explain results.
- Use designated procedures and
systems required for efficient operation of R&D laboratory
including enhancement of documentation systems, as requested.
- Support and adhere to all
company health, safety and HR policies and procedures.
- Contribute to the image of
the Company through publications, formal presentations, presence at
industry functions, customers, etc. as requested.
- Provide leadership for entry
into new market segments as well as offer improvements to
formulas/processes for existing product lines.
- Perform other duties as
assigned by R&D Manager.
- BS degree in Food Science or
related discipline plus 5 or more years experience.
Minimum 3-5 years product development experience in related product
areas; flavor expertise in product formulation, process scale-up, food
regulations, use of functional ingredients such as stabilizers,
starches, colors, and fruit in formulations. MSc and having worked in
the flavor industry is preferred.
Job Type: Full-time
- Fruit based Flavor
Development Expertise: 3 years