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Sr. Associate Food Technologist – Minneapolis, MN
Treehouse Foods





MN Minneapolis (Kasota Ave)


·         Employee Type:

Full time


MN Minneapolis (Kasota Ave)

Job Type:

Research and Development

Job Posting Title:

Sr. Associate Food Technologist

Job Description:

Under limited supervision, leads the design, planning, validation, and implementation of new products, line extensions, product improvement and technical service for TreeHouse Foods that meet product offering requirements.

Position Responsibilities:

    • Under limited supervision, defines the formulation, nutritional and process parameters needed to develop a new product which meets the expectations of the customer for assigned projects.  Understand the impact of formulation cost on the overall COGs.
    • Applies sound scientific methods in all stages of development (including planning and executing trials, analyzing data and defining solutions to reach product targets).
    • Partner effectively with cross-functional groups: Marketing, Sales, Market Research, Procurement, Finance, Plant Management, Engineering, Vendors, Consultants, etc. to ensure customer product, packaging and documentation requirements are met.
    • Assist in the transfer of technology to the operations team when commercializing the test product to ensure a smooth transition to commercial volumes.  Lead technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and technical oversight of internal and external manufacturing start-ups and ongoing technical service.
    • Contribute significantly, directly, and continually to attain results through the generation and application of advanced, specialized knowledge.
    • Identify and develop research programs to drive cost optimization through formulation and processing efficiencies
    • Ensure all activities are in compliance with established safety standards, regulatory requirements (FDA, UDSA & Kosher) and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP).

Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Three years’ experience in Food Science Product Development OR No experience required if holding a Master’s Degree in Food Science/Engineering or Related Field
    • Understanding of ingredient interactions/functionality
    • Communicate effectively and openly while working in a cross-functional team.
    • Must be a self-starter, independent, energetic and resourceful
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Aptitude for technical leadership and project management


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Food Science/Engineering or Related Field

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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