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R&D Scientist
Nellson Nutraceutical, LLC 4 reviews - Ontario, CA

 

 

 

Join the Nellson team, and Become Part of Our Winning Team of Professionals!

At Nellson, we invest in highly talented people, and provide them with opportunities to continuously learn and grow to realize their full potential.

Our state-of-the-art facilities, warehouses, and corporate offices offer a knowledgeable and professional environment to employees. By joining our performance-oriented team, you will be able to put your expertise to use and positively impact many groups across our production process

We currently have an exciting opportunity on the Nellson team! We are seeking an energetic and results oriented R&D Scientist to provide effective and functional technical support and leadership within the current R&D organization.

Role Summary:
The R&D Scientist will provide data based technical leadership for innovation and product development from ideation to commercialization, utilizing standard best practices and procedures with hands on scale up and commercialization support. Team with cross-functional disciplines to accomplish project goals

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Development of commercially successful and innovative new products for the bar business.
  • Develop an effective relationship and work closely with the Sales, Operations, and Nellson customers.
  • Provide leadership to ideate and develop innovative products and platforms via formulation and/or process driven technologies using customer/marketing insights and existing/new technologies.
  • Effectively present new products and technical support to Nellson customers.
  • Gain full command of process systems for effective and sustainable product commercialization and apply product development processes to ensure formulation robustness for commercialization.
  • Provide technical leadership on product transfers from other processing locations for maximizing schedule flexibility, efficiency and lowest cost production.
  • Capture and analyze key process data to determine and communicate key process variables and execute corrective action steps.
  • Identify and track time bound goals and metrics related to efficacy of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) as it relates to commercialization and on-going manufacturing.
  • Provide leadership and direction for new equipment testing protocol, process design, and sensory and product testing for new products/processes.
  • Assist R&D project Leaders in completing development and commercialization of new products.
  • Develop a network of outside contacts such as customers, vendors, consultants and educators.
  • Performs other related duties as assign.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Requires a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the food or nutritional supplement industry.
  • Requires a four year college or university degree or its equivalent in Food Engineering Sciences, Food Science or other relevant science degree.
  • Knowledge and Experience with Design of Experiment (DOE) techniques.
  • Knowledge and Experience with Six Sigma a plus.

Personal Attributes:
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills for trouble shooting and expanding current equipment capital for developing new product forms and formats. Knowledge and practical experience with shelf stable water activity controlled food products and/or functional foods product development, processing equipment and techniques and regulatory requirements. Good communication skills, both written and verbal A firm foundation in food engineering and food science is required.

About Us:
Nellson is the only full-service bar and powder nutrition provider, but we are also something more. We are committed to moving nutrition forward and making an impact within the nutrition industry. We consider it our privilege to make nutritious, safe products that enhance our customers' business and their consumers' lives.

EOE/M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nellson is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability, or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

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