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Food Scientist, Senior - IL-Elgin

 

Job ID 

2014-3254

Location 

US-IL-Elgin

Shift 

First

Category 

Research and Development

More information about this job:

Overview:

This position is responsible for hands-on, day-to-day new product development, product optimization and cost optimization activities across all JBSS business channels and all JBSS product categories.  This position will play a key role in fulfilling the numerous sample requests that R&D receives as well as the various innovation projects that R&D is assigned.  The individual in this role will also be assigned key customer relationships and will serve as the JBSS technical liaison to these customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaboration with internal (Marketing, Sales) and external customers on new item, innovation projects, and sample requests to ensure objectives are being addressed clearly, efficiently, and on-time.
  • Creatively leverages external suppliers for necessary new raw materials, flavors, and resources such as sensory evaluation.
  • Works with internal resources (R&D team, Production, Accounting, Procurement, etc.) to develop innovative and on-trend formulas that are compatible with JBSS capabilities.
  • Integrates into JBSS production works with schedulers, supervisors, operators, packaging, QA, etc. to scale-up and commercialize products.
  • Documents raw material and finished good specifications and integration into JBSS systems..
  • Develops draft ingredient statements and NLEA panels.
  • Collaborates with Technical Services on allergen, Kosher, labeling, specification and claims issues.
  • Documents JBSS processes and procedures. Updates and maintains R&D records.
  • Collaborates with Procurement and Production on cost optimization projects.
  • Participates in JBSS SVA initiatives. 
  • Manages multiple simultaneous requests and priorities.  
  • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP and SQF requirements.  
  • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to your manager.  
  • Responsible for partnering with others; Sharing knowledge, skills and information within your team and across functional areas.  
  • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science/Technology. 
  • Four to six years experience in the food industry working in R&D and/or product development. 
  • Proven track record of culinary and technical innovation with food or beverage products is required. 
  • Experience in regulatory is essential, and experience with Product Vision software is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required. 
  • Excellent communication and cross-functional teamwork skills are a must. 

Job Specific Requirements:

 

In the event that the Sr. Food Scientist is absent, the Department Manager is responsible for providing an equally qualified person to cover this position.

 

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