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Associate Food Scientist - Germantown, WI 53022
Gehl Foods 10 reviews

 

 

 

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager of R&D, the primary responsibility of the Associate Food Scientist is to provide technical expertise and contribute to the creation, maintenance and review of recipes for new and existing products. This individual is an active participant of product development of new product ideation beginning at conception through successful commercialization.

Job Responsibilities

Assist with Formulation of products to achieve nutritional profile, ingredient statement and product attributes of targeted product or design specification.

Processes product recipe changes and maintain accurate records of change.

Recommend and source ingredients

Assist with development of laboratory and bench top chemical and application analysis and experimental designed that can be analyzed and stand up under scientific scrutiny.

Manage a portfolio of assigned product development projects through the various stages of the product development life cycle.

Assist with develop of finished product and processing specification, including creation of integrated recipes using (add systems here) or other programs as needed to manufacture said target product.

Develops plans to collect analytical data to support NLEA labeling requirements and implements nutritional labeling claims or certification processes as needed on new or existing products.

Works to meet project/customer timelines.

Develops specifications and testing protocols for new products based on critical customer attributes

Supports Continuous Improvement initiatives through ingredient, product and process optimization

Manages and executes customer/plant trials and new product startups.

Ensures that samples are sent out accurately and on time for customer evaluations.

Collaborates with cross functional team including project management, sales, marketing, finance, packaging, food safety/quality, regulatory and manufacturing to ensure innovate customer focused new products and solutions.

Establish production parameters and processing procedures by drafting product specifications and establishing shelf-life testing.

Develops preliminary findings and prepares reports to support product development through, technical proposals and interpretation of scientific data/trends.

Ensure that required competencies to carry out these job functions affecting product legality, safety and quality are met in accordance with the Quality Policy and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard.

Ensure compliance with corporate/plant safety standards and with applicable regulatory requirements while following the company’s Good Manufacturing Practices.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Applied Science or other related field

Familiarity of food industry standards of quality, food safety, HACCP, quality regulations & FDA regulations

Self-motivated with a strong background and interest in scientific procedure and food safety best practices of progressive product development experience.

Must have a drive for results and demonstrated ability to move projects forward with a cross functional team

Able to manage time and work independently to meet project deliverables and timelines.

Up to 20% of travel may be required, including international travel.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in new product development from concept to launch for commercialization of new products.

Aseptic and/or thermal process product development experience

Beverage or sauce development experience

 

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