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Research and Development Food Scientist
Sterling Foods 23 reviews - San Antonio, TX




About the position

Seeking a highly motivated individual to lead Food Research and Development projects to meet client expectations and support cost saving initiatives through ingredient, product and process optimization. This individual should possess the demeanor to work cross functionally (Sales, Operations, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, etc.) within the organization for product development and support, and externally to support clients and stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize bakery products and develop product Prototypes
  • Formulate new Products to meet customer expectation on nutritional profile, ingredient statement and product attributes.
  • Work with Operations and Engineering to develop and document the process for the manufacture of new products.
  • Consult with supervisor to determine method preparation for projects.
  • Conduct trials and product start-ups.
  • Develop finished product and process specifications.


  • BS in Food Science, AIB Certified Baker or Degree in Culinary Arts.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Genesis
  • 3 years' experience in bakery or pastry

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of ingredient types and grades used in general sweet good and bread baking.
  • Ability to maintain records of formula spreadsheets and results.
  • Knowledge of HACCP and GMP's
  • Ability to work long hours while standing
  • Possess detailed project management skills
  • Ability to professionally handle multiple projects simultaneously while addressing aggressive timelines for completion.
  • Understanding of costing, profitability and impact on overall business strategy

About Sterling Foods

Founded in 1971, Sterling Foods is a specialty bakery products manufacturer based in San Antonio, Texas, with affiliate companies in Azusa and Union City, California. We are a market leader in food service, custom manufacturing, retail, military and school dining, and we provide a broad line of proprietary and custom-developed products for our customers.

With a continuous focus on innovation, technology and great tasting products, Sterling Foods has grown to become a leading supplier of shelf-stable baked goods and gourmet quality items to the food industry.


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