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Food Scientist

Location:

Owings Mills, MD - Corporate Headquarters/Production Plant


Description

 

Job Description:

This position is responsible for using their creativity and expertise in developing formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new and reformulated products.  This position also serves as a technical resource for product nutrition and processing related issues. This individual is responsible for the development of products.  They are responsible as a technical resource by making recommendations and providing guidance to many areas within the organization, such as manufacturing, procurement, and quality. 

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  1. Develop new products from concept to commercialization
  2.  Identify and evaluate materials for alternates and potential cost savings options
  3.  Assist with the sourcing and evaluation of co-packers
  4.  Conduct Shelf life studies on products
  5.  Reformulate existing products for product improvements or based on cost savings opportunities
  6.  Function as a technical resource for various departments
  7. Provide process direction and recommendations to manufacturing for new and existing products
  8.  Lead cross departmental meetings related to the production of formulated products

 

Job Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of food science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles, ingredient supply market and market research practices
  • Ability to work in a lab, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments
  • Organization and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs, including excel, word, and power point
  • Proficiency with ESHA Genesis
  • Collection, documentation, analysis and interpretation of data
  • Knowledge of food or packaging processing methods and techniques; particularly in baking, extrusion, RTD beverages and dry blending
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills and the ability to work with professional and nonprofessional personnel

 

 

Medifast offers competitive compensation as well as a benefits package which includes medical/dental/vision, generous “Paid Time Off” plan, 401k with match, free gym membership, free Medifast product.

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) is a leading provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss programs. Medifast has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors and used by over one million clients since 1980. The Company is committed to enriching lives by providing innovative choices for lasting health. Medifast programs have been proven effective through studies by major universities. The company sells its products and programs via four unique distribution channels: 1) the web and national call centers, 2) the Take Shape for Life personal coaching division, 3) medically supervised Medifast Weight Control Centers, and 4) a national network of wholesale physicians and medical practices. Medifast was founded in 1980 and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.medifast1.com.

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