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Product Development Scientist
OPUS International, Inc. (Recruiter) - Midwest, IA



Job #1197-MH811Job
Title: Product Development Scientist
Location: Northeast

Our client develops and manufactures high quality, innovative fruit preparations for the international milk, bakery and confectionery industries. Their success is based on expertise and innovation. They have a new opportunity for a Product Development Scientist at their location in the Northeast.

- Training period will include up to 6 months of intense fruit and flavor training in this and another location.
- Development of fruit, sweet, and savory preparations for the dairy industry that meet customer needs for the finished retail product.
- Ensure all ingredients and product specifications are within the customer needs/expectations during product development.
- Work with cross-functional team to ensure timely delivery of samples.
- Bench-top work and communication of project information to the other locations.
- Manage project scale-up and final hand over to plants of a validated and robust process.
- Maintain proper documentation of all communication with customers.
- Follow lab guidelines for proper documentation.
- Provide formula optimization during the development and commissioning project phase.
- Ensure final products' attributes as specified (yogurt, dairy, beverage, bakery, etc.) including flavor, texture and color meet the customerís expectations.
- Willingness to complete multiple regional customer assignments.

- Bachelors of Science in Food Science, or equivalent.
- Excellent Food Science skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively in cross-functional teams and with customers.
- Critical thinking and working with short timelines is a must.
- 2+ years' industry experience
Ė fruit, dairy experience preferred.
- Business-to-Business background preferred.

Generate creative solutions, new products and assess ingredients (current/new) in order to meet the customerís needs.

Miscellaneous Information: A successful scientist will be open minded, pragmatic and have a positive attitude, both internally and externally (with customers).

60% Product development, including bench-top work
20% Work with customer project management
5% Product Scale-up
5% Travel (must be able to travel internationally)
10% Other responsibilities
Salary range dependent upon experience.

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.For additional information, please contact Susan Canarick, (954)428-3888

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food science experience: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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