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Scientist #8573 – Rochester, MN
Kemps LLC - KMP
for new product formulation, process improvement and cost savings through
- Responsible for new product
formulation; works closely with Marketing leads on projects.
- Responsible for generating cost
savings for the company through reformulation and process improvement.
- Responsible for ongoing product
quality assessments and product reformulation to drive product
- Develops and conducts in-house
taste test panels, and supports other consumer research projects.
- Works with production
facilities/departments to ensure a straightforward scale-up once the
reformulations/new products are ready for large-scale production.
- Prepares and participates in
departmental presentations to company officers, employees and suppliers.
- Develops a positive work
relationship with suppliers in order to assist R & D with the
development of new products, supplier selection, and safety and quality
- Represents the R & D
department on task forces and/or process/product improvement teams.
- Performs all other duties as
apparent or assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Food/Dairy
Science or related area plus 5-7 years product development experience,
preferably in a dairy manufacturing environment.
- Masters in Food/Dairy Science
preferred. Culinary training a plus.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and
- Working knowledge of
mathematics for formula calculations.
- Ability to supervise R & D
- Working knowledge in area of
- General knowledge of laboratory
procedures and equipment.
- Aptitude for equipment
operation, maintenance and sanitation.
- Ability to generate ideas, test
their effectiveness and decide on a plan of action.
- Ability to demonstrate
professional oral and written communication.
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