Associate Food Scientist - Philadelphia, PA
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
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
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
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with formulation development for
bench trials, plant trials, and execution to achieve targeted product
- 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
- Maintain professional relationships and
partner with outside suppliers to determine product fit for R&D
- 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
At least 1-year relevant experience preferred.
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.
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
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 Leny.Garcia-Hill@flocorp.com or 229 551-3101.