Food Scientist, Ice Cream Ė Wilbraham, MA
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to Qualified Candidates
a team member of the largest dairy company in the U.S. ($9B), this role will
focus on Branded Ice Cream product development within Dean Foods and will be
responsible for developing new (and improving existing) products, in support
of business objectives. This role will also provide robust food science
technical oversight to advance projects that deliver against business plans of
our great brands such as TruMoo, Mayfield Ice Cream,
Country Fresh Ice Cream, and Friendlyís Ice Cream products among others in the
ice cream, frozen dairy and non-dairy dessert categories as well as private
Description & Requirements
position is part of the Research and Development team and is responsible for
providing technical proficiency and leadership cross-functionally related to
dairy, non-dairy beverage, cultured and ice cream product lines including
frozen dairy and non-dairy desserts with a focus on innovation, productivity
and cost savings programs with limited to no supervision.
responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Articulating complex technical
information and translating that information to non-technical audiences.
- Leading work across all business
functions to positively yield results, and leading multiple project
- Identifying, implementing,
formulating and executing cost savings and innovation opportunities
independently within a cross functional team.
- Assessing technical feasibility
and providing direction on formulations.
- Coordinating and conducting
production line trials of new or modified foods.
- Developing and maintaining
- Preparing test plans, technical
reports and documentation for the technical community.
- Providing direction to various
suppliers for new or modified food developments.
- Working across all functions,
including Purchasing, Operations, Engineering and Marketing to support
- 5+ years of experience in product
development, formulation and commercialization within an R&D
- Bachelorís degree in Food Science,
or science based degree (Masterís preferred).
- Expert knowledge of dairy
processing equipment and ingredient interaction.
- Expert knowledge of product formulation.
- Expertise, hands-on and
theoretical, with experience in the following areas:
- Dairy Processing
- Design of Experiment
- Hydrocolloids & Stabilizers
- Food Safety
- Nutritive and non-nutritive
- Qualification Methods &
- Food Regulations
- Quality Control & Sampling
knowledge and practice
- Co-Packer development and
- Strategic and tactical
decision-making ability using sound scientific principles and data
- Capability in directing suppliers
through design, development/improvement to commercialization projects.
- Extensive experience in
conceptually designing food formulations, utilizing consumer insight and
- Proven ability, demonstrated by
years of experience and achievements, leading multiple projects in
cross-functional environment with minimal direction from a supervisor or
- Proven ability, demonstrated by
years of experience and achievements, to build technical competencies
across multiple food platforms with minimal direction from a supervisor
- Proactive contributor and
effective communicator within R&D and project teams.
- Proven technical expertise with
competent business awareness.
- Energetic and motivated.
- Ability and willingness to travel
+35% consistently throughout various locations in the domestic US.
Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug.
Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive
for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean
Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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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