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R&D Food Scientist
Develey Mustard & Condiments - Dyersburg, TN




Food Scientist


Develey Mustard & Condiments is looking for a Food Scientist to join our team in our manufacturing facility in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The focus of this position is specifically on mustards, sauces, dressings and ketchup. This individual will lead product development projects, develop formulas, processing procedures and specifications for new products, product enhancements and cost reductions under direction of Quality Manager.


  • Development of experimental formulas, processing procedures and specifications for finished products for new products, product improvements, and cost reductions meeting price, marketing, regulations and operational goals.
  • Organizes and manages test runs to validate or modify formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications for the product and reproducibility of finished products.
  • Works closely with Marketing, Sales, Operations and external customers.
  • Generates samples for presentation to customers while maintaining awareness of current plant process capabilities.
  • Works with team members to ensure successful startups of new products, product improvements, cost reductions and process changes.
  • Familiarity and experience with Stage & Gate process to manage projects and timelines.
  • Assists Quality with sensory evaluations of raw materials and finished products as needed.
  • Provides technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient, formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous productions and maintain product quality and safety.
  • Documents project status, progress issues, solutions timeline, and accountability according to established procedures and guidelines, providing timely and effective oral and written communication and reports.
  • Responsibility for the technical implementation of projects and ability to independently troubleshoot and resolve various project challenges.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong leadership, technical, communication and organizational skills required.
  • Effective communication skills (oral, written, verbal) along with attention to details. Presentation skills required. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with cross functional business partners.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, develop work plans and prioritize.
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong project management and numerical skills.
  • Understanding of product formulation, food processing and the Research & Development process, regulatory labeling and food safety requirements.
  • Proficient in computers.
  • BS in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field.
  • 2+ years in Product Development with a food manufacturer.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Food Research & Development: 3 years

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