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Food Scientist Development Nampa, ID


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Company: HB Specialty Foods

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         Major:Food Science

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Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists, Formulator, Research Technician

Job Description

A hands-on product development leader who has the ability to manage several different projects simultaneously. This position leads formulation of new and existing products, leads pilot plant scale-up activities and plant trials and develops product specifications. This position also engages customers in both account management and project management related activities and supports the sales team as requested.


  • Lead the formulation of new food products including preparation of lab samples, collaboration with customers, and sourcing of raw materials and ingredients.
  • Show a solid understanding of functional ingredients required to formulate and achieve results in dry batter, breading, pre-dust, and seasoning mix applications.
  • Significantly support Sales and Marketing in developing and delivering effective customer presentations.
  • Significantly support Sales and Marketing in the positioning and proactive customer communication on existing and new products.
  • Assure customer satisfaction through professional communications and follow up with customers, suppliers and other team members inclusive of sales, production, purchasing, and customer service.
  • Work with production and QA and conduct quality control checks on production of new products.
  • Develop product formulations.
  • Duplicate, modify, and enhance existing seasoning, batter, and/or breading systems.
  • Develop finished product specifications.
  • Troubleshoot and manage plant tests and optimizing solutions to run within customer production environments.
  • Maintain appropriate development documentation.
  • Provides effective cross-functional team leadership as necessary on a project basis. Requirements Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science (B. A. or B.S.) from four-year College or University.
  • Masters of Science Degree in Food Science is preferred. Experience:
  • Seven years related experience and/or training in working with and formulating coating systems. 
  • Significant product development experience on appetizer, chicken, or seafood applications is preferred.
  • Direct experience in managing customer relationships is preferred.
  • Hands on experience in diverse food manufacturing environments.


  • A well disciplined individual with exceptional personal organizational skills. 
  • Has passion for innovation and challenging the status quo.
  • Ability to identify creative concepts based on consumer feedback, customer input, or market trends.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Working knowledge of general mathematics and scientific weights and measures.
  • Thorough understanding of Food manufacturing operations and production facilities with an extensive familiarity with production equipment and capabilities.




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