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Senior Food Scientist -- Ice Cream-12006612 – Marshall, MN


Schwan's Shared Services, LLC (“Schwan’s”) is looking for a Sr. Food Scientist to join our Product Innovation & Development team in Marshall, MN. This position leads product development projects, and develops formulas, processing procedures and specifications for new products, product enhancement and cost reductions. With a variety of projects, this Food Scientist will primarily focus on ice cream, novelties and other frozen dessert development including frozen yogurt and sherbet.


· Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple new products, product improvements, and cost reductions that meet pricing and marketing goals, food regulations, and operation feasibility.

· Organizes and manages test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications for the production of finished products and ensure reproducibility.

· Works with team members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvements, cost reductions, and ingredient formula specification or process changes.

· Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities.

· Evaluates, confirms acceptability, creates/updates specifications, and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization.

· Provides technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety.

· Supports innovation in the development of new ideas, products, or product platforms through ideation sessions and bench-top experimentation, and effectively communicates the concept.


Education & Experience Required:

· Completion of the coursework for a Master's degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Foods and Nutrition Studies, or related field;


· A Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Foods and Nutrition Studies, or related field, AND at least 3 years related experience with food production.


· Intermediate communication and interpersonal skills.

· Intermediate PC skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word;

· Intermediate knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics

· Intermediate knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality;

· Ability to comprehend moderately complex technical articles, research papers, or presentations; Must be able to apply technical knowledge learned;

· Ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development.

· Prior experience in Product Development strongly preferred, particularly with ice cream and frozen novelties.



Primary Location

: US-Minnesota-MARSHALL-MN-1604 SUPERIOR RD (0761)

Overtime Status

: Exempt

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