Development, Science | Enid, OK, United States
AdvancePierre Foods, a leader in the food industry, is
a rapidly growing company that values a talented, diverse and dedicated
workforce. We have an opening for a FOOD SCIENTIST-Protein. Our
rapid growth allows us to provide a wide array of developmental
opportunities, and we reward associates who are results-oriented, live up to
their commitments, and who can align their work activities with the goals of
GREAT BENEFITS! (Medical, Dental, 401K Match)
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
position is responsible manage the investigations, experimental design,
formulation testing, decision making, and commercialization of multiple new
products and current product optimization projects. The incumbent will
work under the leadership of a Group Manager. Able to gather input from
internal and external sources to solve issues.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Direct the coordinated
development of new products and improvements of current products to
deliver on objectives of the annual business plans.
Apply sound culinary techniques to design products with
consumer/customer valued attributes.
- Lead multiple complex
development projects using detailed investigations, well thought
out experimental design, sound scientific
techniques and data based decision making.
- Investigate for product and
- Work with other departments
(Manufacturing, Engineering, Maintenance, Quality and Purchasing) to
determine equipment, materials and
processes necessary to produce products to maximize capacity and
optimize product quality and differentiation.
- Insure accurate product
information input to Cost Accounting to maintain the integrity of data
entered into manufacturing management systems.
- Assure technically sound
sensory panels are conducted for product development, shelf-life
studies, improving/maintaining present products and competitive testing.
- Identify and complete technical
study of ingredients, suppliers, co-packers relevant to meeting project
objectives and meeting AdvancePierre
Productivity and Cost Savings
- Understand standard product
cost models and raw material markets.
- Stimulate and coordinate cost
savings projects. Calculate total savings.
- Carry out detailed investigations
to advise the Productivity teams in areas of product formulation and
yields. Identify and use different methods of creative idea generation
by staff for new product concepts or product improvements.
Target Market and Customer Understanding
- Understand the needs of the
customer in the target market segments. Coordinate and participate
in product presentations.
- Be knowledgeable on current
market trends through participation in food shows, sales meeting,
technical presentations, reviewing periodicals, and partnerships with
- Support sales and marketing
organization in idea generation, product usage opportunities.
Technical Expertise and Idea Generation
- Maintain current technical
knowledge in regulations, new ingredients, processes, and equipment
through trade journals professional meetings, food shows and technical
- Know the competitive products
in the marketplace.
- Recommend and advocate new
product concepts which should be taken to next level of development.
- Evaluate relevant competitive
products to determine market opportunities for new products and
application recommendations for current
- Maintain a working knowledge of
current USDA, FDA, FNS, and Canadian and Mexican regulations (as applicable
to assignments) as they relate to the food processing industry.
Establish knowledgeable contacts with expertise in USDA/FSA/FNS
- Develop and obtain approved
labels for products developed.
- Know how TQC and HACCP programs
affect new products.
- Provide raw material
information and formula to AdvancePierre
regulatory leaders to create the nutritional analysis, product analysis,
and nutritional facts panels.
- Know commodity reprocessing
regulations and how to enter information for End Product Data Schedules
as required for school feeding programs.
- Coordinate and implement the
training of the product development staff. Act as a mentor for
staff members with less experience.
- Participate in the prioritization
of the product development projects across the business units.
- Coordinate and lead the staff
in the completion of support functions of the department such as
facilities management, equipment maintenance, coordinating meetings,
Relationships with Internal and External Resources
- Understand the capabilities of
co-packers and plants within the company. Help select co-packers
with new capabilities meeting AdvancePierre
Supplier requirements. Build relationships with resources within
the co-packer organization and keep current with needs and
capabilities. Oversee the negotiation of time schedules, product
components, and costs with co-packers.
- Participate in sales meetings
to educate sales personnel on technical issues and the New Product
- Coordinate with Manufacturing
and Accounting the implementation of
products in the process development program. Participate in the
setting of standards of new yields and throughputs.
- Communicate frequently with
resource people related to the industry.
Contribute to Department and Company Strategies,
Objectives and Systems
- Contribute to the development
of departmental objectives, standard operating procedures and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Technical knowledge and good
- Mature, enthusiastic, motivated
- Effective written and oral
- Excellent PC skills with high
level functional understanding of Word, Excel, Project, Prism, BPCS
and PLM systems.
- Good organization skills with
the ability to plan projects/activities with a high energy level.
- Creative problem solving
skills, sound judgment, and an orientation towards innovation.
- Profit oriented.
- Ability to establish
credibility with others, as well as be decisive.
- Ability to recognize and
support the organizations preferences and priorities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- B.S. or M.S. degree in Food
Science/Food Technology/Animal Science or related area with at
least 3 to 5 years experience in the food
or meat industry.
- Proven success as Development
Technologist with experience in multiple product categories.
- Any equivalent combination of
experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills,
If you are interested in this great opportunity with a
competitive salary, please APPLY now!