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Food Scientist (Job Number: 13000902) Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Unposting Date

: Apr-20-2013, 8:59:59 PM


: Full-time

Primary Location

: United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -800 Sylvan


: Day Job


: Research/Development


: Yes, 5 % of the Time


Food Scientist
Job Summary
This position will have responsibility for being work stream product development leader for category projects leading to new inovation products as well as product maintenance, quality improvement, and cost improvement initiatives for the category

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Seeking highly motivated, self starter with creative thinking, and adaptablity to learn new technology and processes . As Senior Food Scientist is expected to perform the following work activities as part of cross-functional project teams:
Develop powder and liquid tea products using a variety of resources to bring concepts to life.
Lead the product development tasks and managed product development timeline
Assesses feasibility of new ideas and write technical plan for their development
Work closely with technical and cross functional team members on projects.
Demonstrate ability to analyze technical data, anticipate project next-steps, and evaluate options.
Independently research, conduct experiments, gather data, develop conclusions and prepare written reports resulting in new/improved products, cost savings and unique technologies against business needs
Support technical project leader in design and implement various technical aspects of projects, including final product design, specifications, and factory start-up, to ensure on time, in full delivery
Develop specifications for new raw materials, formulations, and finished products.
Lead scale-ups from pilot to factory with adjustments, as needed, to processes and formulations.
Manage product transition from development into the supply chain.
Support supply chain improvement and lead quality improvement, cost savings, and complexity reduction projects including troubleshooting activities where product knowledge is needed.
Travel required (15-20%)
Key Requirements
Bachelors in Food Science with 2 to 5 years experience or Masters in Food Science with 1 to 3 years experience. Experience in beverage and dry products is a plus Must be able to 15-20%. Prior experience working on cross functional teams and responsibility for specific project goals from inception to completion of the project is required.

Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.
Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment at once as you will be unable to return to it later.
Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation


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