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Career Opportunities: Food Scientist (3682) – Woodridge – IL



Req Id 3682 - Posted 12/08/2015 - United States - Illinois - Woodridge - Legal – Regular



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Wilton Brands LLC (“Wilton”) has a portfolio of iconic brands and is the leading supplier in the U.S. Crafts Industry. These brands help families successfully celebrate life’s many occasions, to express their creativity through crafts, to encourage them to share with their families and friends, and to capture their meaningful and lasting memories. Wilton operates through three divisions, Wilton Enterprises, EK Success Brands and Simplicity Creative Group, which are leaders in their respective categories. Learn more about Wilton at

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Job Summary: This position reports to the Senior Director of Product Development and has no direct reports.  As Food Scientist, you will work with the food team, test kitchen, and suppliers to formulate food products to help drive Wilton’s profitable sales growth.



·         Formulate new food products to support Wilton Enterprises goals and strategies

·         Work with regulatory to ensure proposed formulations and suppliers are compliant

·         Partner with food product managers to initiate new formula development at suppliers  

·         Form strong, collaborative relationships with current and new suppliers

·         Collaborate with the Test Kitchen, Decorating Room, and Design Team to understand the functionality required of Wilton food products and develop testing protocol to objectively evaluate that functionality

·         Identify new ingredients to enhance the decorating of sweet treats and work with product development managers on optimal commercialization of same

·         Present new products to Product Development, Sales, or customers, as necessary

·         Collaborate with Product Development, Test Kitchen, Global Sourcing, and suppliers to address Quality Issues with food products

·         Actively participate in new product ideation sessions

·         Monitor trend/industry sites for ingredient opportunities and proactively share with product managers

·         Monitor trend / industry sites for  potential new supplier partners and share information with Global Sourcing for strategic evaluation and qualification

·         Pro-active evaluation of and participation in industry-sponsored events for new business development and continuing-education opportunities




·         A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Culinary Science, Biology, Chemistry or a related field

·         2-5 years of experience in food product development or applications

·         Detail-oriented organization and time management skills

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

·         Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

·         Pro-active, collaborative work style with enthusiasm to deliver results and passion for excellence

·         MS Office proficiency

Wilton Brands LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, individuals with disability or veteran status as provided by law. Wilton Brands LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


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