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Meat Scientist
CPS, Inc. - Lansing, IL






$80,000 - $85,000 a year

Meat Scientist

The Meat Scientist will perform functions to facilitate the development of new products and formulas as requested by corporate sales, customers, and upper management.

*Develops new products and concepts for new and existing customers to meet financial, culinary, and nutritional requirements

*Recommends products and processes by evaluating current, new or improved processes or process aids, systems and technologies

*Researches and incorporates new flavors, ingredients and processes into new product ideas

*Creates and edits ingredient specifications and technical requirements of functional ingredients

*Collaborates with operations to optimize processes and production for existing items within the limits of product specifications

*Responsible for commercialization of new and reformulated products and successful transition from development to operations

*Interfaces and collaborates with customers, suppliers, and internal management teams including sales, operations, quality, regulatory, procurement, finance, and customer service

*Orders ingredients from suppliers as needed for sample product runs

*Contributes to the ERP new ingredient implementation process

*Provides products for customer and sales presentations

*Actively participates in food safety programs that ensure the safety of ingredients and finished products

*Communicates with customers on a regular basis

*Works within USDA regulations in the development of product labels


*Bachelor’s degree in Meat Science, Food Science or related field

*1-3 years of product development experience in meat products

*Knowledge of meat cuts, principles of meat science, seasoning applications, and sauce manufacturing

*Basic knowledge of USDA label requirements

*Strong communication and technical writing skills

*Strong working knowledge of computers, specifically Microsoft Office products

*Travel approximately 10-15% of the time by airplane and/or car

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Amanda Meyer at 815.756.1221.

JO: 395.17AM

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Product development experience in meat: 1 year


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