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Food Science - Product Development Chemist
Owensboro, KY
Swedish Match



Area of Interest:

Research & Development





Job Description:

Swedish Match North America Inc., a consumer packaged goods (CPG) producer and market leader of a broad assortment of smokeless tobacco products including snus and cigars, is currently seeking a Product Development Chemist for the Owensboro, KY facility.The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of new products, improvement of existing products and the smooth transition into manufacturing.

Responsibilities include: 

Provide technical expertise in the area of Food Science and work closely with Quality Assurance and Manufacturing to assure highest quality products.

Bring new technologies to the company by connecting with internal and external collaborators. Actively participate in New Product Development team, identifying marketplace opportunities.

Work closely with senior personnel as well as independently to design and execute experiments, analyze data and present results.

Serve as category problem solving expert in the investigation of consumer complaints, processing defects, or product rework.

Review regulatory compliance of raw materials and rationalize raw materials to minimize SKU's and processing needs.

Conceptualize and prepare comprehensive product development program proposals in areas of responsibility for Product Innovation.

Stay current on trends in manufacturing, product development, and smokeless tobacco areas.

Serve as team leader for specific new product development teams.

Develop and test prototypes (defining, quantifying, formulating, testing, implementing, scheduling, etc.). 







Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Education:  College degree in scientific discipline required; or equivalent experience considered.
  • Experience:  Minimum 1 year in challenging Product Development role, working with tobacco related products, food, or pharmaceutical industry preferred; or comparable position.
  • Skills/Knowledge:   Strong technical background in Food Science. Must be creative and judicious. Must be able to organize projects and communicate effectively.



Benefits for New Hires:   

Swedish Match offers highly competitive salaries,  flexible benefits program, medical, dental and vision, bonding leave, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), paid vacation, 11 paid holidays……and more!   

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V


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