Welch's 14 reviews - Concord, MA
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.
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
- 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
- Must work effectively in a
- 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.
- BS required in
Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or other
- 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%