Food Scientist: Subex Group – Barrington, IL


Company Name

Subex Group

Job Category



Barrington, IL

Position Type

Full-Time, Contract


5-10 Years Experience

Date Posted

April 20, 2010

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To lead product development efforts for new technology Principle Accountabilities Measures • Lead product development projects in area of stability & consistency • Project objectives and plans developed and aligned cross functionally prior to initiation of work • Provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiatives and existing brands • Experimental designs and scientific principles leveraged in recommendations and decisions • Ensure completion of development and commercialization success criteria in execution of project work through use of accepted documentation and work processes • Final products meet project objectives and commercial considerations/needs outlined in Field Ready policies • Provide project management insight that creates the foundation for innovative solutions in supporting business partners • Project learning’s shared broadly across R&D • Develop and maintain effective working relationships across R&D and non R&D functions as necessary to support business growth initiatives • Critical relationships internal and external to R&D established and maintained • Develop superior new products that meet the project deliverables. • Development leverages sound technical approaches and meet project/program action standards Key Challenges • Managing multiple projects both independently and in a team environment • Influencing activities and project plans across technical and operational functions • Development and motivation of cross functional project team Critical Competencies • Expertise to develop, plan, conduct and coordinate prototype development initiatives including demonstrated capability in consumer testing methodology • Conducts appropriate project risk assessments and provides recommendations for integrating program strategies • Ability to generate and lead state-of-the-art developmental techniques and consumer testing methodologies • Strong working knowledge of experimental design • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) Knowledge & Experience • B.S. or M.S. in Food Science or related discipline with at least 4 - 6 years product design experience in a consumer products company. • A proven track record in product development and interest in hands on bench work • Ability to provide thoughtful leadership on both strategic and tactical aspects of projects • Outstanding teamwork, communication and leadership skills • Ability to analyze emerging consumer trends and develop insights on product solutions or opportunities • Proven track record in maintaining good working relationship with business partners (Marketing, Operations, etc.) • Successful creation and commercialization of products • Experience in leading project teams of 4-6 or more people Internal positions most typically held prior to being considered for this position: • Research / Food Specialist (Senior) Technologist / Scientist

Job Description:

Candidates must be within 25 miles of Barrington, IL.

Product Development of beverages and other product forms for athletes.

• Conduct bench-top screening experiments with selected functional ingredients evaluating the sensory impact / boundaries in various product systems.
• Complete formulation work to ensure flavor & functional ingredient compatibility.
• Develop plans and conduct sensory optimization with functional ingredients.
• Work with R&D Process Development to complete scale-up from bench to pilot plant.
• Execute initial consumer testing evaluation of scale-up products working with Sensory team.
• Work with cross-functional partners (Quality, Supply Chain, Marketing) to develop and manage project timelines to meet business objectives.
• Develop product specifications and work with Documentation/Regulatory/QA to finalize


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