Sr. Product Development Scientist/ Food Science – Illinois
· Job ID:4-26-3 KO
· Major:Food Science or related
· Salary:Not Specified Why?
Food Technol/Scientists, Research & Development
X-FACTOR: Will consider BS Degree, however, prefers MS level candidates. Looking for solid, strong product development experience. Some sort of ingredient background, someone who has a very in-depth knowledge of ingredeitn functionality. Deep technical knowledge. Keep in mind that this brand is their "healthy group", lots of whole grain products. Candidates with nutritional products experience is also of interest.
* Create and manage project plans to deliver critical business objectives, demonstrating perserverance and progam ownership. * Utilize scientific methods to develop knowledge that creates business opportunities that support the company strategic market objectives. * Provide technical and business risk assessment/perspectives related to new product development. * Design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process issues. * Initiate innovation and development of new technology to maintain and grow the business. * Leverage external and internal experts for key analytical and sensory research. * Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredient suppliers, and product formulations. * Develop product formulations that leverages expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient functionality. * Develop complete product attribute specification for new products. * Partner externally to source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality. * Partner with cross-functional business development teams comprosed of individuals from a variety of disciplines, including Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering and other groups. * Lead quality/product improvement and productivity initiatives. Job requirements: Miminum Qualifications: BS/MS or PhD in Food Science & Technology.8+ years experience in Industry for senior -2+ for junior position. * Demonstrated ability to translate business objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and objectives. * Proven ability to drive significant technical scientific advances utilizing internal and/or external resources. * Leadership of accelerated product development life cycles that include new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization, production start-up for test market and national launching of new products. * Self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work with various personalities and work styles, and good influence management skills. * Positive learner--highly creative individual with desire to gain and apply knowledge to new processes and products. * Proven skills in the incorporation of business need into technical programs. * The ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments.
Preferred Qualifications: * Experience in a wide range of food&/or beverage categories. * Prior leadership of long-term fundamental research initiatives. * Oversight of research initiatives leveraging external resource.
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