R&D Associate Principle Scientist
Research & Development
R&D Associate Principle Scientist
Nutrition Technical Applications
This role is a research scientist for the
Nutrition Technical Applications - Core Renovation & Sciences team. The
role develops and conducts research for applications programs to identify and
validate new ingredient and formulation technologies that drive advantage
across the global Nutrition portfolio.
leader for the technical evaluation of new ingredient and formulation
technologies for the Nutrition portfolio (Grains, Fruit & Vegetable
hands-on applications testing at both the bench and in pilot plant
leveraging experimental design.
interaction and linkage to key Discovery programs in Beverage &
Snacks categories to ensure program alignment and technology transfer to
and leverages external partners to source new ingredients and
technologies. Assesses technology applicability in Nutrition products
and delivers proven solutions to product development teams.
oversees and executes research programs to deliver technical solutions
to improve the nutritional profile of Nutrition products, leveraging
strong expertise in food physical chemistry and food ingredient
and leads communication venues with global R&D peers to transfer
& implement new technologies for global teams.
accountability focused on establishing and driving new research focused
on Sodium Reduction as well as for the identification of natural
preservation tools. Also supports the global Nutrition Sugar Reduction
technology applicability and potential, leveraging protocept
development and presentations for technical and non-technical audiences
strong partnerships with external and internal experts (analytical,
sensory, academia) to resolve key technical challenges
basic economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredients suppliers, and
product formulations to assess viability
as an active member of cross-functional teams comprised of individuals
from a variety of disciplines, including Regulatory, legal, Marketing,
Purchasing, Engineering and other groups.
Education / Certifications:
Food Science & Technology / Food Chemistry or related field required
(MS / PhD strongly preferred)
- 6+ yrs of experience, preferably in the Food Industry
Skills & Capabilities:
expertise in utilization of scientific method and critical thinking to
drive robust research programs and deliver results
understanding of product formulation and development, ingredient
technology, food safety and quality systems.
knowledge of analytical test methodologies and data interpretation
ability to make significant technical scientific advances utilizing
internal and/or external resources.
fundamental understanding of the incorporation of business need into
individual with proven ability to independently lead multiple projects
and work streams simultaneously, leveraging project management tools.
with superior oral and written communication and presentation skills,
the ability to work with various personalities and work styles, and
proven influence management skills.
personal leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in
cross-functional and global teams.
learner--highly creative individual with desire to gain and apply
knowledge to new products.
Approximately 10% travel required
All qualified applicants will receive
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Job Ref: 111981BR