We are seeking a Site
Scientist based in our flagship manufacturing facility in the Twin
Cities of Minnesota. This position will focus primarily on technical
troubleshooting and problem solving for existing and new foods
products. To be considered for this role, you must have cereal products
experience. The purpose of this job is to lead technical resolution
of ingredient, product and process performance issues.
* BS in Food Science
(preferably Cereal Science). Other technical degrees with appropriate
experience will be considered. Advanced
degree is desirable.
* 5 - 10 years
experience in cereal manufacturing, R&D or Quality.
* Capable of managing a
large and varied scope of responsibilities and marshalling several
disciplines toward a common solution.
* Works with all levels
of employees across all site disciplines to provide solutions, leadership,
share information, resolve conflict, coordinate activities, collect
information and perspectives, communicate plans, goals and strategies.
* Maintains and develops
relationships with professional peers and subject matter experts and
provides working solutions to network facilities.
* Works under the
general guidance of the Director of Product & Process Support. Works
closely with Site Management and Site Quality Operations.
* Individual is
responsible for managing the resolution of technical issues affecting
ingredients, formulations, finished product and processes.
* Manages the
portfolio of site product and process technical issues.
qualification of new ingredients or new suppliers of existing ingredients.
* Ensures ingredient
testing is completed relative to specification and other predictive
* Prepares a Plant
Trial Protocol, coordinates trial with Ops, QA and R&D.
* Ensures all critical
test data are gathered, prepares plant trial report and makes
recommendation to site management.
* Ensures formulation
compliance in manufacture, has responsibility for ensuring Ops complies
strictly with formulas as
R&D. Tracks and reports this compliance.
* Leads the new
product implementation process, works with R&D to design the trial
protocol, coordinates trial with site Ops/QA
* Ensures all test
data are gathered and assembles trial report.
* Designs and supervises the new product validation process (success
hurdles, process capability) and timeline.
* Tracks process
capability and performance metrics for critical attributes for all products
on all lines.
* Implements technical training curriculum for manufacture of cereal.
* Site lead for managing the technical change control process.