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Food Scientist - Silk


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JOB TITLE: Food Scientist

FUNCTION: Research & Develoipment

COMPANY NAME: The WhiteWave Foods Company

INDUSTRY: Consumer Packaged Goods

LOCATION: Broomfield, Colorado, USA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight and Land O’Lakes brands in North America and Alpro and Provamel brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.
As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.


Work in interdepartmental role to lead in development of new product formulations. Prepare nutritional information and ingredient declarations, and assist in preparation of package labels.


• Provide nutritional labeling, ingredient statements as applicable
• Provide direction for pilot plant work.
• Work with cross-functional teams in the development of new product formulations.
• Source ingredients
• Meet cost objectives
• Evaluate current processing capabilities
• Coordinate production start-up
• Facilitate product development by working with vendors.
• Lead pilot plant testing of experimental formulations.
• Lead plant trial testing.
• Provide equivalent or improved product quality and cost savings by evaluating new suppliers/ingredients.
• Establish production parameters and processing procedures by drafting product specifications.
• Confirm that products will meet code by conducting shelf life testing for new product formulations.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
A. Education and Experience:
• B.A. in Food Science or related field
• 3-5 years in Food Science or Food Manufacturing role

B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Working knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations
• Experienced in product development and formulation.
• Knowledge of experimental design and food sensory evaluation techniques.

SALARY: WhiteWave Foods Company offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.
Nothing in this job description restricts WhiteWave Foods rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

The WhiteWave Foods Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or any other factor that may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes all aspects of the employment relationship. WhiteWave Foods is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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