Sr. Product Development Scientist-CHI01630
Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a
wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy
candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including Extra®,
Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as
well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids®
and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With
operations in more than 40 countries and distribution in more than 180
countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The
company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately
17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars,
Incorporated. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than
$30 billion, six business segments including Petcare,
Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience,
and approximately 70,000 Associates worldwide that are putting our Mars
Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet
through our performance.
The incumbent will lead product development
initiatives, including the design of new and modification of existing
Wrigley confectionery products worldwide. S/he will need to effectively
scale-up, troubleshoot, and document critical specifications while
identifying opportunities for competitive advantage and intellectual
1. As an NPD Project Leader, the
incumbent conducts research and development on new and existing
formulations; Communicating results and recommendations of experimental
results to NPD Management, Production, and Marketing.
2. Investigate properties of
ingredients, including their interaction and effects on final product
3. Coordinate and execute effective
scale-up strategy with cross-functional partners within R&D, Quality,
4. Provide technical assistance to
factory personnel as needed for successful scale-up and launch, working
with outside consultants, suppliers and testing laboratories as needed.
5. Help coordinate and direct task
activities of staff Technicians and/or more junior Developer(s) assigned
to same project.
6. Effectively document research
protocols and conclusions for peer understanding, while proactively
managing Regulatory and Intellectual Property guidelines.
7. Performs special projects or
tasks assigned by overall project leader, direct manager, or other member
of senior leadership team.
8. Builds upon project management
and technical development skill through project experience, training, and
mentoring. Responsible for review of progress and development strategies
with manager and subject matter experts.
An advanced degree in chemistry, food science,
chemical engineering, or related field; OR a Bachelor’s degree with
extensive & relevant experience is required.
Minimum 5 years experience
developing and launching products (global food company experience
Demonstrated leadership and team collaboration
competencies; Strong project management and complex problem solving
skill; Excellent communication and interpersonal
skills; Self-directed, forward thinking, and ability to make recommendations
with limited information / data.
Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are
considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process
because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is
pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as
a result of such a request.
Research and Development