Product Development DS1 - Chicago, IL
from the full job description
- This position
is responsible for leading the new product development process from
concept to launch. This role includes translating consumer insights to
scalable new products based on robust food science principles. In
addition, the product development scientist provides maintenance of the
existing portfolio, and champions quality and continuous improvement.
What are we looking for?
B.S. Degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related technical
field with a minimum 1 to 2 years industry experience or Advanced degree
in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related technical field.
- Combination of
education and 8 to 10 years demonstrated success in relevant food
- Food product
development or culinary industry experience.
knowledge of food science fundamentals and application to the product
capability to manage multiple priorities and strong communication skills
- Ability to
work effectively in cross functional teams
What would be your key responsibilities?
- Design and
develop new prototypes that translate consumer insight and wants into
product attributes from benchtop through full scale production.
with R&D sub functions and cross functional team members to provide
product expertise required to move ideas through the new product launch
product quality and food safety requirements are defined and delivered
through the completion of raw material, finished product and quality
proper documentation (notebooks, written reports) and ensures proper
knowledge management for all projects and protection of intellectual
- Keeps current
with new developments in the field of food science and technology
through competitive product knowledge, trend spotting and supplier
experience to become proficient in the pilot plant unit operations and
skills required to make all components of finished products and build
expertise to apply during scale up.
- Follows Mars
Quality Management Program requirements for the Design and Development
of New Products.
What can you expect from Mars?
opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
- An industry
competitive salary and benefits package.
- To be
respected and valued.
- The Five
Principles at the centre of every decision we
opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better
world for generations to come.
If you’re passionate about our brands, a great strategic thinking, deliver
high quality decision and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear
from you. Click ‘apply’ in this position.