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Product Development Scientist II

 

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Date: 02/13/2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job Number: FOO00004C


Job Description - Product Development Scientist II (FOO00004C)

Job Description

Product Development Scientist II( Job Number: FOO00004C)

JOIN US AS A FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST

About This Opportunity

Join a team that's committed to innovation and passionate about serving our guests. Develop trend-right, high-quality, Owned Brand food products for our Archer Farms®, Market Pantry®, Sutton & Dodge®, Choxie® and Wine Cube® brands.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Food Product Development Scientist, you'll take the lead as you…

  • Manage vendor-based development of Target's Owned Brands products, Archer Farms, Choxie, Sutton and Dodge, and Market Pantry
  • Create guest focused on-trend items, conducting organoleptic evaluations, product performance and quality attribute assessments, leading product team evaluations, providing feedback to the teams, documenting product evaluations, conclusions and next steps, and providing technical guidance to vendors
  • Develop/Create concepts and recipes that replicate items identified in conjunction with business strategy. Ensures products to be commercialized are consistent with Target brand strategies. Research food trends and industry information through publication, trend shows, restaurants, and vendor partnerships
  • Work directly with vendors to request product samples, inform them of specific Target requirements, obtain technical information, provide technical direction and guidance, and resolve issues
  • Conduct product sensory evaluations and product performance evaluations. Documents and summarizes all product sensory and performance evaluations as well as Private Label Development Team evaluations and decisions
  • Conduct first production run evaluations of all new products for compliance to specification and overall approval. Contributes to the development, review and approval of the product specification

Requirements

  • 4-year Degree in Food Science
  • 3-8 years in test kitchen or product development experience working with consumer packaged foods and/or food service industry
  • Communicates Effectively, Builds Trust, Maximizes Relationships
  • Experience in cross functional execution
  • Strong Prioritization / Organizational / Documentation skills. Microsoft Office Knowledge (Word and Excel)

Benefits

Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.

About Target®

Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®.

Primary Location : United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis

About Target

From our Minneapolis-based headquarters to over 1,800 stores and more than 35 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Target offers a world of possibilities in an environment that will encourage you to innovate and contribute ideas. Join a company that’s always moving forward to what’s next. Be a part of a team that has revolutionized retail, championed design, and volunteered thousands of hours giving back to their communities. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week.

Benefits


Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

 

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