Research Food Scientist
- We seek to fill a
position from recent PhD/MS graduates in food science.
Responsibilities/title will be commensurate with experience and
fit with company needs.
- Research Food Scientists
are involved in formulation, consumer testing, scale up and
commercialization of new food products, line extensions, and
product improvements in the areas of dressings and sauces.
- This is accomplished
through design, execution, and interpretation of experiments
utilizing a variety of analytical and sensory techniques;
evaluation of market research data for category opportunities and
product improvement possibilities; analyses of competitive products;
translation of kitchen recipe protocepts
into commercially viable prototypes; nutritional data analysis;
- We focus on innovative
approaches and solutions to product development, including
extensive leverage of outside vendors, suppliers, universities and
- PhD/MS Food Science or
PhD Chemistry or BS/MS Chemical Engineering.
- Broad and deep product
development technical knowledge preferably focused on at least one
of these areas: dressings/sauces/condiments, emulsion technology,
dairy science & chemistry.
- Proven track record of
driving growth through product innovation.
- Able to use technical
skills to create new product ideas and meet business needs.
- Strong leadership skills
and ability to influence others by championing ideas.
- Excellent oral and
written communication skills.
- Familiar with other
R&D functions in consumer products - Consumer Research,
Product Development, Process Development, etc.
- Effective interacting on
cross-functional teams - Marketing, Sales, Product Supply, etc.
- Ability to identify,
champion and institutionalize new tools, processes and
- Strong team player
- Recent Graduates must
have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Offers of employment are
contingent upon proof of the applicant's legal right to work and
be employed in the United States.
- You will be performing
development activities in a team environment, and interactions
with disciplines such as Brand Marketing, Consumer Insights,
Sales, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Process Development,
Planning, and Manufacturing are an important part of the job.
- Qualified candidates will
have strong analytical, problem solving, and written and verbal
communications skills. Your ability to influence across the
organization will greatly amplify your impact to the business.
- A cooperative attitude
and the ability to function as part of a larger team are required.
Training is provided to increase performance in technical and
leadership areas as dictated by project needs and career path.
- Your ability to quickly
develop prototypes on the bench while leveraging culinary and
consumer direction will be a critical part of your
- Experienced in using
consumer connection tools, including Drivers of Liking and
Consumer Needs Translation.
understanding of manufacturing operations in consumer products.
- Project Management
experience in "fuzzy front end" discovery projects.
candidates will be technically advanced, highly motivated,
self-starters who can apply their skills to diverse, challenging, and
practical product problems in a fast-paced team environment. They
will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in a variety of diverse
disciplines and functions to deliver business-building solutions.
Some travel may be required.
Unique Features of
the Work Environment / Lifestyle:
One of the great
advantages of working at our Clorox Pleasanton Campus in California is
the location. The mild year-round weather and abundance of
activity in the San Francisco Bay area allow us to keep our work and
personal lives in perspective. Though we clearly work until the
job is done, that does not mean we don't leave time to take advantage
of the activities that range from biking and skiing to multi-cultural
restaurants, music and sports.