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Scientist II 
Welch's 14 reviews - 
Concord, MA

 

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Our Research & Development department is seeking an exceptional individual to work in our facility in Concord, MA. The Product Development Scientist will develop, optimize and commercialize beverage and/or food products to help the organization meets its strategic goals. The Scientist will regularly interface with cross-functional teams and be the technical lead on those project teams. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct experimental design and execution of bench top, pilot plant, and plant trials where appropriate.
  • Transform science into commercial reality by leading Technical project team to develop and launch products from benchtop protocepts to pilot plant prototypes through plant trials.
  • Represent Technical team by actively participating on cross functional Commercial teams. Develop and communicate product design plans with project team members.
  • Plan and implement specific phases of product development using strong project management skills, focusing on renovation, innovation, and technology projects.
  • Provide and validate recipe design and product specifications and own knowledge transfer to Quality and Manufacturing.
  • Help translate consumer insights into holistic concepts (product and packaging).
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with external partners and suppliers.
  • Develop understanding of beverage, spreads and/or snacks consumer insights, local market activities, and global trends.
  • Keep up to date on new developments in the relevant knowledge areas such as food trends, new raw materials, and consumer nutrition trends.
  • Support other R&D and Corporate Quality Assurance functions as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess the technical skills to work in a lab, pilot plant, and manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrate awareness and practice of safety procedures, GMPs, food regulations, and the implications for product/science development.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and influence effectively across R&D/CQA, cross-functional partners and external partners.
  • Must work effectively in a cross-functional environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate agility and ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have project management skills and be able to work on multiple projects under tight timelines.
  • Must be highly organized and able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve.
  • Must have a strong desire for results and ability to bring projects to completion.
  • Must be a champion of the product development process.
  • Prior experience with food, beverage and/or fruit processing is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Stage Gate is a plus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS required in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or other scientific-related discipline
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of related industry experience
  • Must have experience in food science and the product development process
  • Willingness to travel 5-10%

 

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