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Food Scientist – Parsippany, NJ

Pinnacle Foods




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We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.


At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.



A Food Scientist to perform food product development work to meet established project objectives in the Meal Enhancers Division.  This position will report into the Sr. Director of Product Development, Meal Enhancers.



  • Conduct food product formulation and lab testing using recognized procedures
    • Interprets results and develops an understanding of how to translate to possible solutions
    • Conduct trials at pilot plant and production facilities
    • Writes technical reports and maintains accurate and complete technical records
    • Learns and utilizes the online specification system
    • Works in collaboration with cross functional team members


Demonstrated technical competence in the areas of ingredient functionality and food formulation
• Experience in testing or commercializing food products at manufacturing plant.  Familiarity with manufacturing processes and equipment.
• Demonstrated creative problem solving skills
• Ability to communicate technical information
• Ability to learn and operate lab and pilot equipment


• Strong technical/analytical skills
• Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment

• Good time management and multitasking skills
• Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint

3-5 years of Food Product Development experience 
• Salad Dressing or Fats and Oils experience preferred.




B.S. Food Science or equivalent


Travel 25-40%



Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.


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