The comprehensive food safetyinformation website


Associate Food Scientist - Philadelphia, PA

Flowers Foods

Position formulates new products, reduces costs on existing products, conducts plant trials, and performs consumer testing. Position works cross functionally with Quality, Marketing, Operations, Procurement, Regulatory, and Finance to drive value for the TastyKake and Mrs. Freshley’s brands.
Requires an understanding of the fundamentals of food science, including ingredient interactions, processing, stability, and basic regulations related to product labeling. Requires an understanding of how plant equipment and processes effect formulations and product specification when moving from lab to the plant.
Position requires a self-driven and motivated professional who is both adaptable and flexible in a fast-paced environment and who possesses the ability to successfully work alone and as part of a team.
Position requires a leader who exhibits both maturity and a high degree of curiosity,
Position requires demonstration of competency for all on-the-job activities that may have a direct or indirect effect on product safety, legality and/or quality.

Job Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with formulation development for bench trials, plant trials, and execution to achieve targeted product attributes.
  • Create experimental plans. Execute experiments, collect data, and make recommendations based on data.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations to establish product designs that meet consumer needs.
  • Document, interpret, and report on trial results, product and process specifications, and project status to all stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Identify and generate creative ideas to support new product concepts as well as product and process improvements.
  • Maintain professional relationships and partner with outside suppliers to determine product fit for R&D objectives.
  • Maintain/improve knowledge of ingredient functionality to support R&D and Process Improvement projects.
  • Conduct shelf life studies.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate/plant safety standards and with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Travel approximately 30% of the time but as required for trials, marketing support, and meetings.
  • Practice and comply with all Company policies and procedures (EEO, Harassment, Safety, Sarbanes Oxley, etc.).
  • Perform other duties which are deemed by management to be an integral part of the job, including but not limited to fulfillment of work schedules, adherence to attendance policies, and other applicable operating rules, policies and procedures

Desired Experience

At least 1-year relevant experience preferred.

Other Skills

Ability to read, comprehend and practice necessary safety procedures, signs, etc. Ability to research, ascertain, develop, implement and monitor required policies and procedures.
o Knowledge of food ingredients, their function and interaction.
o Knowledge and proficiency with laboratory and production bakery equipment and test procedures for physical, quality, and sensory analyses.
o Ability to effectively and proactively work on development projects while dealing with ambiguity and constant change.

Desired Education

Bachelor’s degree in food science, baking science or Culinology.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent total rewards package. Please reply by 5/3/21. Resumes are active for 30 days. Interested job seekers who successfully complete the series of pre-screening questions and who appear to possess the basic qualifications for this position may be contacted for a telephone interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability

If you need assistance with submitting your resume due to a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to Leny J Garcia-Hill at or 229 551-3101.



Main Page

Description: Description: setstats            Copyright (C) All rights reserved under

            If you have any comments, please send your email to