This role supports the
R&D team and reports directly to the R&D Director.
The desired candidate
will independently lead the development and production scale up for new and
existing products while managing the daily execution of all R&D related
lab activities. The candidate will independently evaluate ingredients,
develop product formulations, and perform sensory analysis to ensure that
all products meet customer and stakeholder requirements, and established
timelines. Salary is competitive and based on experience.
- Ability to independently lead
the development of benchtop and lab related work activities that
support the formulation and development of new products, line
extensions, and quality improvement.
- Ability to interact and
provide technical support to customers, external partners, other parties.
- Identify and assess food
ingredients from vendors that are in compliance with established
quality assurance standards for appropriate and differentiated use in
and across the product portfolio.
- Ability to support the scale
up, first production, and quality assurance practices of developed
products through the commercialization process.
- Maintains R&D laboratory,
through accurate test design, proper sanitary practices which includes
laboratory upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies and general
cleaning of work areas.
- Bachelors or Masterís degree
in food science, engineering, or related field of science from an
accredited college or university.
- 5-8 years of relevant work
experience, with strong understanding of food chemistry, food quality
and safety, and food regulations.
- Working knowledge of powdered
beverages, sweeteners, flavors, and other functional ingredients.
- Ability to formulate recipes
and write specifications with minimal guidance.
- Self-motivator with a strong
passion for science and creative problem solving.
- Ability to support multiple
projects simultaneous while adhering to deadlines
- Strong time management,
writing, and communication skills
- Proven experience of
buildings strong relationships with customers, stakeholders, and team
- Demonstrated ability to work
independently with minimal supervision
- Proficient in basic computer
programs including Microsoft Office programs.
- Relocation assistance will
not be provided
- Must be able to lift up to 50
- Must be able to walk, sit, or
stand for extended periods
Job Type: Full-time