Product Development Process
Improvement Food Scientist -
Peachtree Corners, GA
Suzanna's Kitchen, Inc.
The Product Development Process
Improvement Scientist is focused on new product development, is responsible
for research, planning and overseeing the development of new products. This
position is the key link from the company to current and future markets.
Above all this position must represent the best interests of the company to
the marketplace in terms of technology, professionalism and future
development. The ideal candidate will be plant floor savvy and have
experience working with customers, quality control and production departments.
- Work directly with the
customers, plants, and vendors as the R&D project leader to drive
execution and direct both product and package developers across multiple
- Perform functions to facilitate
the development of new products and formulas as requested by corporate
sales, customers, and Marketing teams.
- Researches and incorporates new
flavors, ingredients and processes into new product ideas.
- Creates and edits formulas,
processing procedures, finished product specifications, and customer
- Develop cost estimates for
customers in ERP system and / or Excel.
- Set up items and routings for
- Collaborates with operations to
optimize processes and production for existing items within the limits
of product specifications.
- Act as
technical/commercialization expert and coach for multiple plants.
- Responsible for
commercialization of new and reformulated products and successful
transition from development to operations.
- Participate in food safety
programs that ensure the safety of ingredients and finished products.
- Works within USDA regulations
in the development of product labels.
- BS degree in Meat Science /
Food Science or related field a plus.
- A minimum of 2 years experience in product development.
- Data collection and analysis.
- Understanding of batter and
breading products, understanding of frying, cooking, smoking, freezing
and high pressure pasteurization processes.
- Experience with retail
packaging equipment processes and materials.
- Sensory and shelf evaluation
- Strong communication and
technical writing skills.
- Strong working knowledge of
Microsoft Office Products.
- Excellent Math Skills.
Medical, Dental, Vision and
Life Insurance, PTO, Excellent Profit Sharing Plan - ESOP & 401K
Job Type: Full-time
- food product development: 2
- Peachtree Corners, GA
- Paid time off
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Other types of insurance
- Retirement benefits or accounts
This job will require
you to pass a background check: