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Major Food Ingredient Co. - Atlanta, GA



The R&D Scientist will execute business driven R&D projects and provide leadership on new product development activities including technical support to the Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing organizations.
Job description:
Professional in a technical/scientific or specialized field contributing to R&D strategy implementation and definition. Execution of large and complex development/innovation projects through applying and adapting technologies and research effectively

  • Execute against key projects/programs as agreed upon with manager based on business needs
  • Support new business opportunities and growth through innovation, product improvements, procurement and quality initiatives
  • Lead and conduct bench top development, pilot plant and plant trials for new product start-ups, improvements and plant transfers
  • Provide technical support and consulting to internal and external customers, specifically in the areas rheology and fluid mechanics
  • Develop proficiency in OLX (ERP System), SAP and specification systems
  • Mentor and coach less experienced R&D personnel
  • Follow laboratory policy and best practices
  • Conduct basic research on ingredients and products developing best practices
  • Provide technical leadership for assigned projects.

Required Skills
Required Skills :
Degree in Food Science (or adjoining discipline), Chemical Engineering or Material Science, preferably an advanced degree or equivalent. Understanding of theoretical concepts and principles associated with Food Science and Chemical Engineering. Specific knowledge of processes, chemistry, rheology, fluid mechanics and their working principles desired.
Advanced project execution skills; planning, reporting, stakeholder management.
Communication skills: presentation, analyze and knowledge transfer.
Required experience:
Solid background in rheology from a recognized institution (academic or industrial), research and development experience ideally within a new product development or innovation role
Skills/Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in rheology from a recognized institution (academic or industrial)
  • Strong Food Science/Chemistry background
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of fluid mechanics
  • Knowledge of mathematical modeling of fluid flow and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in product and process development
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Reporting and communication skills

Required Experience
Education / Skills:
BS degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or equivalent work experience. preferably an advanced degree. Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in relevant field

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Foods R&D in Rheology & Texture: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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