R&D Technologist - Innovation
Camden, NJ, USA
Req #: 10629
Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the
key to its success in the marketplace. A company
in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work
experience are part of the same process.
At Campbell, we cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We
recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced,
team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the
opportunity to make a difference.
The individual will be
responsible for the development of multi-disciplinary and mulit-category new product designs and protocepts for iterative consumer feedback to develop
well defined business propositions; and will work with supervision to
execute these objectives. The individual must possess a knowledge base of
technical principles and experimentation, with creative problem solving
- Innovative Mindset / Strong
Collaboration with R&D and Business Teams
- Multifaceted Protocept Development and Prototype Translation
- Support Front End Innovation
Technical/Culinary Business teams to explore, identify & define
product concepts and establish key product attributes.
- Ability to work across
multiple food categories and food processes with a range of product
footprints and cost parameters while striving for the highest quality
- Identify and communicate
potential product constraints or risks and problem solve for
- Understand customer and
consumer needs and use that knowledge to drive 'winning' product
- Demonstrate organizational
and planning skills. Help in the development and execution of project
timelines, which includes contingency planning.
- With guidance, develop
prototypes to support concept and ideation exploratory work.
Reformulate based upon consumer direction.
- Formulate products for
scale-up. Conduct trials in the Pilot plant or manufacturing
facilities to assess manufacturing capability and consumer
- Leverage strategic partners
to research new ingredients, product technologies, and/or processes to
develop unique and innovative products. Leverage vendor capabilities
where appropriate to expand formulation possibilities, drive
innovation, and/or increase speed to market.
- Work with Process Engineers
and Supply Chain to identify internal or external manufacture; as well
as to identify modifications to existing equipment, or new equipment,
necessary for successful manufacture of products.
- Interface product design with
various product parameters that are critical to a successful business
proposition (nutrition, cost, claim, process, etc.)
- Knowledge of ingredients and
food systems and their interactions.
- Possess creative problem
solving skills and can troubleshoot effectively on multi-dimensional
- Demonstrate flexibility and
ability to react rapidly to changes in direction.
- Develop awareness of industry
developments and pursue ingredient, product, or technology advances
for application to new and innovative product initiatives.
- Minimum Bachelor's degree in
Food Science, or related field required. Master's or PhD in Food
- Minimum of 2 to3 years relevant experience required; no experience
required with a Master's or PhD.
- Computer skills including
Excel, Word, Access, Internet tools, social
media database navigation required.
- Demonstrated skills in
commercializing products/processes in the manufacturing environment
& Abilities preferred:
- Highly effective team player;
willing to contribute in a wide variety of areas.
- Ability to work with
ambiguity and seek creative solutions. Willingness and ability to
- Strong oral and written
communications as well as presentation skills are required.
- Knowledge of experimental
design is needed.
- Ability to walk or stand up
to three-quarters of the work day. Physical ability to handle weights
of approximately thirty pounds.
- Travel required (up to 30% )
WHQ Office, Research
Kitchen, Pilot Plant, and Manufacturing Plants (CSC, co-packer, and
vendor). The work exposes the employee to heat and hot food products,
coolers, freezers, requiring the use of personal protective equipment.
Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and
applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to
race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any
other classification protected by law.
In that regard, applicants and employees are protected from discrimination
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