JOB TITLE: Food Scientist
REPORTS TO: Sr. Manager – R&D
JOB PURPOSE: This
position is responsible for taking new, improved and optimized products
from concept through successful commercialization by utilizing skills in
formulation, product and consumer testing, and translation from bench to
large scale production.
Leads technical components of a project by coordinating
activities of a cross functional team.
Works with internal ingredient team and external vendors to
select raw materials for a given product.
Presents iterative prototypes/concepts to business team
members, makes technical recomendations to meet
Develops specifications and testing protocol for new products
based on critical consumer and customer attributes.
Identifies and presents new and innovative technical solutions
and product ideas to the broader organization.
Supports cost savings initiatives through ingredient, product
& process optimization.
Provides technical support to Marketing & Sales as
Provides troubleshooting support at the plant level as need
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, SKILLS AND
an environment that encourages and teamwork and collaboration, both
internally and externally.
problem solving skills, viewing the problem as a whole and working with
others as needed to resolve it.
to challenge the status quo and ignite change by actively sharing proven
ideas and technologies.
project and time management skills. Self-directed with minimal supervision.
written, oral, and facilitation skills.
to evaluate and communicate project status, issues
or risk appropriately.
technical information in understandable terms to all levels of the
experience in multiple product categories, dry mix products including
baking and/or beverage is a plus.
background in ingredient application. Understanding of flours, leavening,
hydrocolloids and fats is desirable.
in product scale up and comfort in a manufacturing environment is critical.
thinker; understands the linkage of activities during commercialization and
principles of design for manufacturing.
of common consumer and market research. Ability to apply insights
throughout the development process.
in Microsoft Office and other computer applications to access information,
analyze data and solve problems.
and Social Competence
integrity and honesty, promoting trust in all actions
working relationships with internal/external counterparts: Manufacturing,
Quality, Marketing, Supply Chain, Vendors.
working in a results-oriented, customer focused, team environment.
to turn around projects at a fast pace.
with ability to handle changing timelines and priorities.
and change-oriented, willing to constructively challenge the status quo.
– standing, bending, and lifting of product (up to 50 lbs)
and ability to travel 10-20%
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
or M.S in Food Science or related field.
years progressive product development experience.
Previous work in a Consumer Products environment is required.
knowledge of Stage Gate commercialization process is desirable.
The policy of
Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all
job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or physical
disability, Vietnam veteran, or national origin.