One of our top clients in the food industry is
currently seeking a Product Development Food Scientist in Austin, MN. Our client
is a Fortune 500 multinational corporation with a great portfolio of food
products. This is a direct hire position with competitive base salary and
great benefits. Some of the benefits include: medical, dental, vision,
non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k) with Roth option, stock
purchase plan, and paid vacation. Relocation will be provided to qualified
As a Product Development Food Scientist you will manage
multiple projects of various degrees of difficulty, and will contribute to
portions of more complex or technical projects as part of a larger team.
You will be responsible for planning and conducting tests, analyzing and
evaluating the data, and formulating conclusions to accomplish company
goals and objectives. You will also be a resource for scientific knowledge
and on occasion, serve as a technical consultant to others within the
corporation and subsidiaries.
Additional Job Responsibilities:
- Plans and conducts research to
develop or modify product formulations and processes.
- Investigates, recommends, and
evaluates changes to improve plant and production operations by
developing new, or modifying existing processes.
- Investigates new technologies
by designing and conducting tests, evaluating and documenting the
results, and formalizing conclusions in written and presentation
- Manages multiple projects of
various degrees of difficulty that include input and direction from a
number of marketing and operations managers.
- Communicates effectively with
Company and supplier employees at all levels using verbal, oral and
written skills to accurately define requirements, interpret project
goals into actionable tasks, coordinate tests at various locations
with production and management personnel, document results, and
present recommendations for implementing new or modified product
formulas or processes.
- Fulfills the role of technical
service and scientific adviser for assisting production personnel in
solving problems or providing advice when dealing with specific
questions or challenges on an as-needed basis.
- Bachelorís or Masterís degree
in Food Science, Meat Science, or related field (additional culinary
is a plus)
- 1+ years related experience in
the food industry
- Research and/or work experience
in the area of fresh meats or value added meats
- Preferred experience with
refrigerated foods product development, HACCP knowledge and experience
with food processing equipment (blenders, stuffers, extrusion
- Proven problem solving,
decision-making, and project management skills.
- Excellent organizational,
written, and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to travel up to 10-20%
of the time.
Job Type: Full-time