Sr. Food Scientist – Alsip, IL

Position Overview:

Plans and conducts complex projects to develop creative and innovative value-added products in support of the commercial team strategy. Applies scientific and engineering principles in the research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing of batter and breaded food products.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develops creative and innovative batter and breading systems for major foodservice customer and associated processors

• Works with independence, exercising ingenuity and judgment in the approach to and completion of complex projects.

• Responsible for the planning and execution of new and optimized product development projects across key commercial internal/external functional groups to support account growth at key client.

• Personally owns and manages multiple priorities and timelines and uses strong technical and problem solving skills to approach complex projects.

• Functions as a project leader by training, assigning tasks and accountabilities to junior positions. Mentors junior positions.

• Leads and participates in product presentation to client and internal functions

• Provides direct link between client, processors, and Griffith Laboratories companies to address and/or impact critical technical issues.

• Keeps up to date on necessary technical skills and knowledge.

• Leads production trials of new products both internally in Griffith manufacturing plants and with customers at external processing facilities.

• Demonstrates willingness to lead and assist in the implementation of new technologies and process improvements.

• Provides necessary technical service to Griffith Laboratories’ Global Operating Units in support of Global Account growth.

• Takes personal ownership of developing new skills to meet future needs and is a technical expert for GLNA internally and externally

• Suggest and leads implementation of new technologies and process improvements

• Maintains proper record keeping and computer systems


Position Requirements

BS with a minimum of minimum of 8 years experience with expertise in the areas of seasoning development and/or Meat development.






Relocation Available



Griffith Laboratories US  


Alsip, IL  

About the Organization

Griffith Laboratories is a global manufacturer of food products. We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world. Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers. While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world’s best-known companies.

For more than half a century, we’ve focused on a single mission at Custom Culinary®: to create the finest-quality, most authentic bases, sauces and gravies for our foodservice and food processing customers. Developed by our culinary specialists to deliver made-from-scratch taste and inspired results in just minutes, our products bring exceptional aroma, flavor and consistency to all your signature dishes. True Taste begins with Custom Culinary®.

Combining modern science and artistic culinary application, the Meat Flavor Experts™ INNOVA provides high impact taste fidelity with its Robust® brand of meat flavors. Profiles are available in every nuance imaginable from specific notes to complex ethnic flavors systems. INNOVA provided a full spectrum of savory flavors through the Savor Notes™ line.

EOE, M/F/D/V  


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