Product Development Scientist-HAC03633 - Hackettstown, NJ
Mars Chocolate North America is looking for Product Development Scientist in Hackettstown, NJ.
As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars North America offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivaled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.
If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.
This Product Development Scientist provides operational execution for existing product support, new product development, quality design and the synthesis of all aspects of product performance in delivering the consumer proposition. The position is a champion of design quality and collaborates with Quality Services to achieve the Mars standards.
•Design and develop new prototypes that translate consumer insight and wants into product attributes.
•Ensure that scientific knowledge in combination with consumer insight is incorporated into new product designs
•Development of products through hands on bench top prototyping, pilot plant scale up and full production scale trials.
•Develops new technologies and utilizes existing technologies in the development of new products
•Works to develop or ensure basic scientific understanding of raw materials and their interactions.
•Collaborates with process development, quality, cross functional team members, and external suppliers and researchers
•Provides direction to ensure product quality throughout the pipeline process.
•Keeps current with literature and new developments in the field of food science and technology
•Provides proper documentation (notebooks, written reports) and ensures proper knowledge management for all projects
•Leverages common platforms, where appropriate, across different snack categories.
•Creates and maintains specifications for raw materials, and finished products.
•Conducts shelf life evaluation and recommendations to ensure product meets the quality parameters.
•Understands and ensures all labeling criteria meets the legal requirements for nutritional and ingredient declaration for finished products.
•Ensures proper safety practices are followed in all testing and production situations.
•Planning Horizon 1 – 3 years
Key Skills Required:
•Strong Working knowledge of food science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles, ingredient supply market and market research practices
•Creative technical development and/or problem solving skills
•Utilizes consumer design tools to manage new product development activities
•Understanding of basic intellectual properties and patent processes.
•Proficient in current computer programs and database
•Intellectually curious to find and develop opportunities
Company paid relocation is not available for this role.
are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation
during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon
request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant
will be penalized as a result of such a request.
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