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Scientist Product Development DS1 - Chicago, IL



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Job Purpose

  • 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 product development.


  • Food product development or culinary industry experience.
  • Strong knowledge of food science fundamentals and application to the product development process
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Collaborates with R&D sub functions and cross functional team members to provide product expertise required to move ideas through the new product launch process.
  • Ensures product quality and food safety requirements are defined and delivered through the completion of raw material, finished product and quality specifications.
  • Provides proper documentation (notebooks, written reports) and ensures proper knowledge management for all projects and protection of intellectual property.
  • Keeps current with new developments in the field of food science and technology through competitive product knowledge, trend spotting and supplier collaborations.
  • Hands-on 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?

  • The 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 make.
  • The 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.




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