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Senior Food Scientist Other - Livermore, CA


Louis Dreyfus Company



Summary

LDC is recruiting for a Senior Food Scientist position to join LDC for plant protein-based food and beverage (F&B) product application development. This person will be the main developer of food & beverage manufacture ready solutions (MRS) for our customers. LDC is hiring for a candidate with a strong food science foundation, demonstrated expertise in plant-based alt-meat and alt-dairy formulations and premixes, and deep experience about the need of customers and consumers alike of plant-based F&B products.

Main Responsibilities

 

  • A successful applicant will be a key team member of R&D.
  • F&B MRS development leader that provides winning formulations and premixes.
  • Independently develop from bench to pilot scale development of F&B MRS formulations with complex design which are both excellent in taste and texture. Supports the commercialization of products at the premix blending facility.
  • Self-reliantly creates and executes MRS product development project plans adhering to PMP guidelines.
  • Supports the optimization of MRS formulations, as well as aspire for continuous improvement.
  • Represents the R&D on cross-functional project teams and delivers technical presentations at customer meetings.
  • Drives external collaboration with speed & accountability for performance mindset.
  • Helps develop multi-year MRS products roadmap with support from R&D and NBD team.
  • Works with global supply chain and procurement team to secure food ingredients and services from external vendors.

Experiences

 

  • Extensive F&B ingredient, flavor, sensory, and product stability knowledge
  • Thoughtful approach to food systems premixes from a biochemical, physical, and mechanical perspective
  • Skill to swiftly create and assimilate customer insights into product development efforts
  • GMP and GLP with organized data documentation and presentation, attention to detail, and ability to develop batch procedures
  • Capacity to handle multiple projects/tasks at any given time
  • Excellent computer skills, working knowledge of nutritional software, spreadsheets, and QA/QC
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of food-safety, microbial control in F&B and methods such as thermal pasteurization and/or decontamination of food products
  • Inclination and interest in culinary chef approach to F&B products

Skills

 

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 5+ years of F&B product development experience with demonstrated expertise on plant protein-based food formulations across multiple F&B product platforms.
  • Experience working on high growth vegetarian/vegan foods, beverages, or consumer food products brand(s) preferred.

Required Languages

 

  • English (Fluent)

Education

 

  • Masterís degree in food science, food technology, nutrition, or a related field

Main
Responsibilities

Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.

  • A successful applicant will be a key team member of R&D.
  • F&B MRS development leader that provides winning formulations and premixes.
  • Independently develop from bench to pilot scale development of F&B MRS formulations with complex design which are both excellent in taste and texture. Supports the commercialization of products at the premix blending facility.
  • Self-reliantly creates and executes MRS product development project plans adhering to PMP guidelines.
  • Supports the optimization of MRS formulations, as well as aspire for continuous improvement.
  • Represents the R&D on cross-functional project teams and delivers technical presentations at customer meetings.
  • Drives external collaboration with speed & accountability for performance mindset.
  • Helps develop multi-year MRS products roadmap with support from R&D and NBD team.
  • Works with global supply chain and procurement team to secure food ingredients and services from external vendors.

Experiences

  • Extensive F&B ingredient, flavor, sensory, and product stability knowledge
  • Thoughtful approach to food systems premixes from a biochemical, physical, and mechanical perspective
  • Skill to swiftly create and assimilate customer insights into product development efforts
  • GMP and GLP with organized data documentation and presentation, attention to detail, and ability to develop batch procedures
  • Capacity to handle multiple projects/tasks at any given time
  • Excellent computer skills, working knowledge of nutritional software, spreadsheets, and QA/QC
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of food-safety, microbial control in F&B and methods such as thermal pasteurization and/or decontamination of food products
  • Inclination and interest in culinary chef approach to F&B products

Skills

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 5+ years of F&B product development experience with demonstrated expertise on plant protein-based food formulations across multiple F&B product platforms.
  • Experience working on high growth vegetarian/vegan foods, beverages, or consumer food products brand(s) preferred.

Required
Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Required
Education

  • Masterís degree in food science, food technology, nutrition, or a related field

 

Job Reference SP-0050992948

Professional Areas Other

Function Research & Development

Contract Type Permanent

Years of Work Experience 5 - 7 years

Start date 2021-08-27

Application close date 2021-11-25

 

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