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Food Scientist


Winston-Salem, NC, 27103

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This position utilizes existing and or emerging technologies to design and build new products and processes that drive business growth that meet the goals and strategies of Krispy Kreme. The Food Scientist is responsible for global R&D development projects, taking them from concept through commercial launch, leading Krispy Kremeís product innovations in collaboration with Marketing, Procurement and R&D team members.


Drive ingredient and technology innovation, acting as internal champion for new game-changing products, moving projects through the development pipeline.
Lead ingredient technology development and application work in the area of flour as part of global doughnut category.
Developing new methods and new approaches to resolve complex food-chemistry challenges.
Hands-on development of new prototypes against required consumer, safety, regulatory, commercialization and cost parameters.
Scale and commercialize prototypes.
Source ingredients that meet Kreme Kreme specifications.
Work with training and operations on recipe cards, preparation instruction and additional executional materials.

Prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures for testing. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals and reports and makes recommendations and arrange timely project updates to leadership.
Manage research projects for quality improvements, cost optimization, process improvement and innovative ingredient and process technologies.

Maintain proper documentation on product formulations, product/ ingredient specifications, processing aids, testing evaluations, along with any other technical documents and vendor communications that allow for consistent and reliable execution in the development process.
Efficiently manage multiple development timelines, integrating key stage-gate/milestones into overall new product plan in conjunction with a cross-functional team.
Stay abreast of global food technologies and products, bringing ongoing flow of new ideas and products to the innovation pipeline in alignment with business unitís strategic direction.

Conduct plant trials and provide technical support in a manufacturing environment.

Support day to day issue resolution.
Other responsibilities as assigned.


 BS or MS Degree in Food Science or Food Chemistry
Minimum of 5 years experience in Product Development with at least 3 years in a food scientist role.
Technical experience with dry mixes, confectionery coatings and fats and oils is required
Prior experience within the area of cereal/grain science and/or flour is required.
Prior experience in cereal, baking or snack food manufacturing is preferred.
Global product development experience preferred
Experience in Shelf Life extension a plus
Fluent in experimental design
Strong working knowledge of consumer and sensory testing protocols and business understanding of statistical design and interpretation
Strong knowledge of food and beverage labeling protocol, nutritional claims and food and beverage regulatory affairs
Passion for food, beverage and culinary world
Proficient in Microsoft Office products
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Proactive, results oriented
Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to move multiple projects forward in a constructive and positive manner
Exceptional attention to detail
Customer service oriented for both internal and external partners
Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations
Proven ability to effectively multitask
Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal)
Always read to help and learn
Ability to travel up to 20% both Domestic and Internationally

Krispy Kreme supports a diverse and drug free workplace. EOE. EVerify Employer.


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