Research and Development Scientist - Emeryville, CA
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Reporting to the director
of R&D and QA, the R&D Scientist will work in the areas of
product/ingredient formulations and scale up, new product/ingredients
research, test methods development, development and execution of shelf life
studies for freshness/food safety and specifications development. The R&D
Scientist will collaborate with cross-functional teams, key suppliers and
consultants and will be the subject matter expert in the development and
reformulation of products and ingredients. This is a full time, salaried
- Lead formulation of products
and ingredients from concept to production.
- Communicate with internal and
- Collaborate with
cross-functional teams to design operationally simple and effective
products/ingredients for all business channels.
- Manage product development
work with suppliers and/or external resources.
- Lead manufacturing trials and
scale ups at pilot plants or production facilities.
- Work with cross functional
teams to provide technical R&D expertise and leadership in
development/reformulations of products and ingredients.
- Establish key technical
performance measures to ensure progress against agreed deliverables
- Research, identify and share
knowledge of emerging technologies, products and ingredients as
- Anticipate product
development challenges and propose alternative solutions to ensure
best possible outcome.
- Design, organize, and conduct
sensory evaluations of existing and new products/ingredients.
- Evaluate products and
ingredients from a functional and sensory perspective to assess
suitability and quality for Peet’s.
- Explore and design research
methodologies and/or tests for specific products to test viability and
performance for Peet’s operations.
- Conduct testing in house or
with suppliers/consultants to drive the product development process.
- Organize and manage external
- Report on test results and
communicate recommendations to cross-functional teams.
- Supervise employees as
- A science degree in
microbiology, food sciences, food engineering or related fields.
- Product development
experience in food or beverage company.
- Trained in sensory evaluation
of food and beverages.
- Test development and
execution for food or beverage company.
- Knowledge of food technology,
food microbiology, and food manufacturing.
- Experience in product safety
risk assessment and HACCP.
- Ability to maintain a high
level of confidentiality as needed.
- Strong interpersonal and
communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- Excellent organizational
skills, attention to detail and able to handle multiple projects at
the same time.
- Computer skills including
proficiency with Microsoft Office and able to master other software.