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Product Specialist I/II (Food Scientist) - St. Louis, MO
Nestle Purina PetCare Company




Job Description

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, we’re at the forefront of innovative product development. Creating food for cats and dogs that heals joint pain and enhances cognitive function is a small ‘taste’ of what the faces behind our formulas are working on every day. 


Our Product Specialists bring ideas to life. As part of the Technical Services group, they create the flavors, shapes and textures often innovated in marketing and so enjoyed by pets. In this role, you’ll handle various intermediate-term products, engineering processes and packaging solutions for the business, as well as provide technical support to manufacturing operations. You’ll leverage your sharp science background and food formulation experience to be able to effectively qualify new raw materials and suppliers. You will manage product formulas using the Nestle PURINA formulations system with appropriate ingredient, nutritional, regulatory and analytical requirements. You’ll identify and lead performance, waste reduction and quality improvement projects to help us remain a leader on the shelf. Buckle up, because you can expect to work on fast-paced, multi-functional teams focused on taking new products from conception to market. So, if your full potential could be unleashed, what would you add to the ‘mix’?    



• Manage formulation development, scale up and implementation of new and existing technologies to improve performance. 

• Explore innovative application of pet food product/process possibilities based on current state-of-art in the area of food technology

• Serve as technical resource for the Marketing group to develop a robust pipeline of product development opportunities, which includes developing technical project plans and timelines for all assigned projects

• Manage development and implementation of new and existing technologies to improve the performance of existing and new products

• Manage product formulas including appropriate ingredient, nutritional, regulatory and analytical requirements. 

• Act as ingredient lead for all assigned ingredients/raw material

• Proactively monitors and provides product maintenance for assigned product responsibilities requiring standardized scientific procedures


Perform all other duties as assigned


Product Specialist I


BS Degree in Meat/Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or a scientific discipline

Experience (Years/Type): 

BS Degree & 2+ years of related experience OR a MS & 1+ years of related experience OR PhD with no experience.


Product Specialist II

Experience (Years/Type): 

BS Degree & 4+ years of related experience OR a MS & 2+ years of related experience OR PhD & 1 year experience.

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Job: Product Specialist I/II (Food Scientist)

Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US

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Career Area: Professional


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