Development Lead Scientist
Born, Inc. is recruiting for a Research and Development Lead Scientist to
drive the design, development and delivery of novel confectionery products.
The incumbent will provide strong technical leadership through collaborative
relationships to identify innovative brand building initiatives and
productivity/cost reduction opportunities. This includes the application of
strong project management skills to plan and manage plant trial,
commercialization, sales samples and start up
activities, ensuring effective technology transfer. This role will develop
and oversee stability protocols and testing, analyze data and make
recommendations. The Lead Scientist will utilize nutritional software to
develop mandatory labeling information for products; ensuring formulations
and ingredients meet all regulatory requirements.
- .Functions as key technical leader for research
and development of new product initiatives from ideation through
commercialization and start up. Creates strong networks and alliances
with internal customers to design, develop and deliver inventive,
consumer preferred products that support brand and companyís strategic
- Fosters close functional relationships with
internal stakeholders including Marketing, Quality Assurance, Packaging
Development and Innovation, Engineering, Maintenance, Procurement, and
Manufacturing. Leads cross functional efforts and project timelines for
problem solving, cost savings, and quality improvement.
- Actively participates in defining consumer testing
and sensory guidance needs for applicable new product opportunities.
Reviews proposals and provides insight and recommendations.
- Develops plans and manages all plant trial,
commercialization, and start up activities. Demonstrates independent
thinking and creative flair to solve problems that arise during trials
and scale up. Utilizes excellent written and verbal communication and
can provide decisive decision making during the life course of a
- Provides technical leadership and insight
throughout product lifecycle to ensure effective technology transfer.
Develops and deploys documentation to support successful production and
commercialization of new product endeavors. Actively identifies
opportunities to solve product quality problems, to improve efficiency and
- Actively engages Procurement, Finance, and
Manufacturing to develop robust, well defined product cost models during
product development lifecycle. Leverages business knowledge to identify
and initiate margin enhancement opportunities as they relate to product,
package, process and/or efficiency.
- Develops thorough stability protocols and oversees
testing. Applies advanced interpretation of results and data. Issues
reports and recommendations.
- Leads Research and Development and/or
manufacturing resources to prepare sales samples. Clearly communicates
information pertaining to objectives, formulation, ingredients, process
techniques, timing, and packaging.
- Bachelorís degree in Food Science or related
- Minimum four years of increasing leadership
experience in consumer product development role, confectionery industry
experiences a plus
- A demonstrated history of successful product
- Strong working knowledge of food science, health
and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, GFSI principles, and
ingredient supplier networks
- Ability to employ advanced interpretation of data
and make recommendations
- A detail oriented, self-starter who is adaptable
and shows flexibility in approach to changing situations
- Excellent analytical, teamwork, verbal and written
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office
products and ESHA/Genesis nutritional software system. SAP experience a
interested parties should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and
resume in Microsoft Word format. No phone calls please.