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Senior Food Scientist

Plant Operations, Chicago, IL, US

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Tampico Beverages, a growing multi-national company with corporate offices in Chicago, has an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Food Scientist.


ABOUT US: Bottling Irresistible

Besides being one of the top selling brands of Refrigerated Juice Drinks available in groceries across America and around the world, we are a team of dedicated people focused on bringing our consumers the best tasting, highest quality products at the best value. Please visit our website at for more information. 


Our employees are some of the best and brightest individuals in the food and beverage industry and enjoy the following benefits: vacation, health, dental, vision, life insurance, short & long term disability, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement and ESOP. 




The Sr. Food Scientist is responsible for the coordination and execution of all Research and Development efforts. This role provides technical direction and expertise by leveraging the latest developments and technology. The scope of this role includes product enhancement, quality improvement and cost reduction. The role will provide technical support to Innovation, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Quality, and external customers.  This role reports to the SVP/GM of Plant Operations  




•           Lead, plan, and manage all R&D activities

•           Manage R&D staff

•           Perform bench top R&D activities  

•           Write research protocols and reports

•           Conduct shelf life trials and product testing

•           Assist Quality and Field Technical Services





•           10 years of extensive experience with flavor creation, emulsion development, beverage formulation and sensory science is required.

•           Master’s Degree in technical field required – preferably in Food Sciences or Food Technology

•           Knowledge in microbiology and analytical chemistry -desired

•           Strong mathematical and analytical skills required as well as ability to link R&D initiatives with commercial applications.

•           Ability to motivate, mentor, and inspire team members

•           Candidates must possess advance level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Access.

•           Basic knowledge of Great Plains – a plus

•           Strong project management 

•           Excellent written and oral communication skills


Requisition ID 1021




NOTE:  Relocation is not provided for this position. No phone calls please.


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