An international leader in the Food & Beverage
Industry has a new opportunity for a Product Development Scientist for
Meat Products at their facility located in the Midwestern US.
The Product Development Scientist is responsible
for leading all aspects of new product development. This includes product
formulation and scale up, managing shelf life studies, test methods
development, communication with key suppliers and consultants, new
ingredients investigation, and specifications development. This position
works with the category business team (Marketing, Operations, Quality,
and Engineering) to lead and influence new product development
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the formulation
and shelf-life testing of new product prototypes, data recording and
analysis, reporting of results. Actively participate in the design and
execution of manufacturing trials. Generate and maintain product
specifications. Communicate with other departments supporting new product
development and serve as technical lead in category business team
meetings. Track work activities and recommend next steps to Product
Development Management team. Work in close collaboration with all R&D
functions in the development and refinement of product performance. Take
a pro-active role in the maintenance and improvement of products based on
sensory and/or consumer feedback.
QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or M.S. and 5+ years'
experience; B.S. in Food Science, Meat Science or similar. Experience
working with a variety of product types such as meat ingredients,
protein, and savory required, with additional experience in areas such as
dairy, cheese, citrus, sugars, and grains preferred. Proficient in
English language, both verbal and written. Willingness and ability to
travel approximately 20% annually. Ability to follow Company policies and
procedures. All applicants for this position must be authorized to work
in the United States without requiring sponsorship.