Welch's 15 reviews - Concord, MA
Our Research & Development department is seeking
an exceptional individual to work in our facility in Concord, MA. The
Research Scientist will be responsible for developing/commercializing
beverage/food products, while providing scientific and regulatory affairs
support as needed to help the organization meets its strategic goals. The
Research Scientist will regularly interface with cross-functional teams
and be the technical lead on those project teams.
- Conduct experimental design
and execution of bench top, pilot plant, and plant trials where
appropriate. Transform science into commercial reality by leading
Technical project team to develop and launch products from benchtop protocepts to pilot plant prototypes through
- Review and provide regulatory
guidance on package graphics. Work in conjunction with graphics and
marketing departments to ensure compliance with FDA or other US or
international regulatory guidelines.
- Plan and implement specific
phases of product development using strong project management
skills, focusing on renovation, innovation, and technology projects.
- Provide and validate recipe
design and product specifications and own knowledge transfer to
Quality and Manufacturing.
- Create and revise ingredient
statements and nutrition facts panels as requested, to ensure
compliance with FDA regulatory guidelines and USDA Child Nutrition
- Help translate consumer
insights into holistic concepts (product and packaging).
- Build and maintain effective
relationships with external partners and suppliers.
- Develop understanding of
beverage, spreads and/or snacks consumer insights, local market
activities, and global trends.
- Stay abreast of forthcoming
changes in regulatory policy globally as it affects core business
concepts. Provide training and guidance on new provisions. Support
other R&D and Corporate Quality Assurance functions as needed.
- Proven ability to take
projects from concept to commercialization.
- Ability to learn and gain in
depth knowledge of food and ingredient standards, FDA, CFR and USDA
food labeling regulations
- Must have strong agility and
potential to flow between product development and regulatory
affairs, as the business needs dictate.
- Must possess the technical
skills to work in a lab, pilot plant, and manufacturing
- Demonstrated awareness and
practice of safety procedures, GMPs, food regulations, and the
implications for product/science development.
- Must have strong
interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and influence
effectively across R&D/CQA, cross-functional partners and
- Must work effectively in a
- Ability to demonstrate
agility and ability to work in a fast paced environment. Must be
able to flow to the work as the business needs require.
- Must have project management
skills and be able to work on multiple projects under tight
- Must be highly organized and
able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to
analyze and problem solve.
- Must have a strong desire for
results and ability to bring projects to completion.
- Must be a champion of the
product development process.
- Prior experience with food, beverage
and/or fruit processing is a plus.
- BS required in Food Science,
Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other scientific-related discipline.
- Academic training in food law
- Minimum of 5-8 years of
related industry experience
- Must have experience in food
science and the product development process
- Willingness to travel 5-10%