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R & D Specialist - Dallas, TX

 

 

 

Department:

Research & Development

Location:

Dallas, TX

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The R&D Specialist assists R&D Managers in planning, executing, and managing the research and development of prototype products in laboratories and pilot plant facilities.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work directly with plant processing and production teams to ensure trial runs and start-up operations are properly performed

Source and maintain vendor relationships to secure the necessary ingredients and packaging that align with prevailing company standards. Provide technical service assistance to evaluate, validate and approve new and alternate ingredients and vendors either at bench or industrial scale  

Facilitate needed sensory evaluations and consumer taste panels. Utilize consumer insights to improve product formulation

Ensure all developed products meet internal and external guidelines for nutrition, regulatory affairs, and food labeling

Creation of labeling information, nutritional information, ingredient statement and allergen statement using Genesis software or other databases available

Revision and approval of labeling information through Opal system 

Provide oral and written progress updates to stakeholders and business leaders

Development of a database for ingredient, finished product specifications and technical manual of product manufacturing

Maintain stringent technical and experiment documentation

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelorís degree in food science, nutrition, or closely related field 

Minimum 2-3 years of relevant, progressive experience

Experience working with leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) producers in a product development capacity

Prior experience working with dairy products is desirable

Must be able to clearly articulate technical product information in a format that is understandable to non-technical audiences

 

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