The Food Scientist position is focused on Product Development.
The candidate will support Global Gum innovation on a global platform,
including all stages of the product developing lifecycle, from assessing
concept opportunities at bench top/pilot plant scale through
commercialization. Incumbent will take an active role in supporting
development work required to evaluate and design solutions that deliver
global innovation with technical excellence.
The individual should be capable of working collaboratively with
cross-functional teams, applying technical expertise to solve complex
problems, and developing and sharing best practices with the global
technical community. They should be capable of identifying and utilizing
necessary resources to achieve timely delivery of project objectives,
planning and executing work plans with minimal supervision. Personal drive,
organization, the ability to manage ambiguity, problem solving skills, and
excellent communication skills will be keys to success in this role.
- Develop gum formulations by
defining and executing experiments based on project objectives with
minimal supervision. This includes experimental design and execution
of bench top, pilot plant and plant trials at required facilities.
Individual will be responsible for planning out testing procedures and
ordering materials for project in anticipation of needs in order to
address potential obstacles. Travel may be required for project work
- Coordinate formula and
informal sensory and analytical testing as necessary per project with cross
functional partners. Design and conduct stability studies to ensure
global product readiness. Anticipate potential problems and determine
next steps in order to address technical issues across regional
- Synthesize technical
information by collecting data and preparing reports that will be
utilized by cross functional teams to decide proper steps for
implementation. Data should be recorded via specifications and
- Develop strong cross
functional relationships within technology and externally groups in
order to create a strong technical network in order to understand
technical challenges with gum and ingredient interactions. Awareness
of projects/ technical tools to help expedite information transfer
across regional teams.
- Participate in team meetings
and provide timely and thorough updates. Confirm all work is in
compliance with current standards, including safety, specifications,
- Daily communication and
interaction with multiple colleagues Global and Regional.
- Interaction with other RDQ
colleagues as needed to complete job requirements.
- Other departments and
functions include: Development,
Technology, Processing, Analytical, Consumer Science, Pilot Plant, and
approved vendors for technical support.
- Primary interaction with RDQ
colleagues with some interaction with Procurement, Manufacturing,
Commercial, and other functions as needed.
- Some interaction with
external contacts such as ingredient and equipment vendors as needed
to complete job requirements.
Major: __ Food Science/Food Engineering/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
or related field
- BACHELORíS DEGREE (4 YR)
- MASTERíS DEGREE OTHER
(specify) - preferred
FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL EXPERTISE & # OF YEARS
Minimum of a Bachelorís Degree with 5 years of General Work Experience or a
Masterís Degree with a minimum of 2 years of Functional Work Experience
COMPETENCIES/ABILITIES: These are key
observable/measurable skills, knowledge and behaviors required that
contribute to successful performance in the position. (e.g., drive for
results, customer focus, etc.).
- Bachelor degree in Food
Science, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering with 5
or more years of working experience in product development or related
R&D field or Masterís degree in Food Science with 2 or more years
of working experience in product development or related R&D field.
- Demonstrated strong ability
in executing experiments. Working knowledge of chemistry and an
ability to leverage it to resolve technical issues.
- Ability to be self-directed,
forward thinking, and make decisions that drive projects. Demonstrates
application of knowledge in new or ambiguous situations to solve
- Ability to contribute
effectively in cross functional team setting and to build effective
relationships with team and customer
- Excellent oral and written
skills. Manages expectations by communicating what can and canít be
- Organized and able to
communicate work status at any point throughout the project.
- Willing to travel 20%
domestically and internationally.
Job Type: Contract
- Bachelorís Degree - General
Work: 5 years
- Willing to travel 20%
domestically and internationally: 1 year
- experimental design and execution
of bench top, pilot plant and plant trials: 2 years
- Product Development: 2 years
- Masterís Degree - Functional
Work: 5 years