New Product Food Science R&D Manager

Food Scientist - Harrisburg, PA



Job Description


My client is seeking a Senior Food Technologist to provide technical leadership and support to Manufacturing, Global Alliances and/or other R&D Departments.

Under minimal direction, assumes primary responsibility for undertaking and executing fundamental applications research and development projects of significant importance, complexity, and scope with emphasis on solution of practical or theoretical problems where precedents may not exist. Supervises and coordinates the development, evaluation and applications efforts of projects having a major impact on the Company's current and/or future business interests.


Undertakes product and process improvement projects as assigned, routinely initiating own projects and recommending termination of projects that are not consistent with the company business or technical strategic initiatives.


Independently determines technical approaches to be explored as they apply to assigned project or self-initiated projects. Establish objectives and approaches to execute projects for self and junior level professionals. Secure appropriate information as necessary. Solve problems through expert level application of knowledge, experience, original thinking, and testing of hypothesis.


Responsible for operation of manufacturing equipment for testing, optimization and training as required. Evaluate results, draw conclusions, make recommendations from data and implement change if approved. Under minimal direction, act as consultant throughout the Company on problems within Chocolate and Confectionery area of expertise and make authoritative technical recommendations regarding projects to be undertaken and implementation of results.

The incumbent is a fully competent technical resource in a specific or specialized field of two or more of the sciences being fully knowledgeable and conversant with the scope and potentialities of that field. Recognized as a company-identified Chocolate and/or Confections expert and acts as a consultant throughout the Company on problems within area of expertise. Makes authoritative technical recommendations regarding projects to be undertaken and implementation of results.

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Executive Search
Harrisburg,   Pennsylvania   17101

Post on site:

From 1/20/2009 until 3/21/2009


Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Research, Development

Job Type:


Full/Part Time:

Full Time


Annual Salary

Pay Grade:

Salary commensurated with experience

Location Notes:

A relocation package is provided.

Job Requirements

Work experience must be in a multi-plant / multi-product foods manufacturing and technical environment with at least 6 years in the confectionery and chocolate industry.

Education Requirements

Education/ Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or related science plus 12 years of applicable work experience, or a Master's Degree with 10 years applicable experience. Related training in confectionery, chocolate and food science beneficial.


Solid Benefits package.

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Heather Seavey
Executive Search


207-741-4100 x207





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