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Food Scientist - Margin Enhancement (Parsippany, NJ) (5602)

Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of approximately 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's® bagels, Celeste® pizza, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrées and Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin’s® Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Top 1000 companies list.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Food Scientist is responsible for performing product development work to meet project objectives supporting margin enhancement initiatives within the Duncan Hines Dry Division. May be asked to perform multiple, simultaneous projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following, other duties may be assigned.
• Execute tests using recognized procedures.
• Interpret results and translate to possible solutions.
• Collaborate with procurement, suppliers and marketing.
• Learn and utilize the on-line specification system.
• Maintain accurate and complete records.
• Develop product development skills.
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of plant processes and facilities.
• Build and develop relationship with cross functional teams

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

CAPABILITIES:
• Demonstrate technical competence.
• Demonstrate creative problem solving skills.
• Good time management skills.
• Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment.

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:
• Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Basic understanding of the sciences.
• Basic knowledge and understanding of food recipes.
• Frequent travel (35%-50%).
• Ability to conduct testing in plant environment.
• Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.

EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum of 2 years experience working in a Food or CPG company considered a strong plus.
• Experience in grains, meat and/or seafood preferred.

EDUCATION:
• BS/MS Food Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent required.

Pinnacle Foods Group is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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