The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse,
privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and
agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for
centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We
currently have Science & Technology Manager position available in
Identify, evaluate and direct the
development of enabling technologies needed to achieve the Food Group
strategic plan and protect Food Group business segments. Define the
specific knowledge, process conditions and equipment criteria needed to
achieve the desired attributes in finished products. Conduct business targeted
research to leverage information within the scientific body of knowledge,
manage contract research agreements with universities, government research
entities and private research companies as appropriate to efficiently
develop needed intellectual property. Consolidate research findings into
key principles that are readily applied to products and processes that are
valuable to the business.
•Collaborate with Marketing, Sales and
Operations to define the specific technical barriers that limit the optimal
performance of current or desired product offerings. Provide focus on
technical solutions that result in a competitive advantage or that are
needed to regain a competitive position within the market.
•Evaluate technologies for the potential
to be rapidly implemented by the Food Group to create value within
identified business segments.
•Manage high risk/high return technology
development projects. Assist the Director of Quality/Technical Services
with the identification, evaluation and prioritization of transformative
technology opportunities that often involve collaboration with external
partners, companies, inventors and universities.
•Generate Intellectual Property for the
company to provide technical insulation for the product portfolio or that
can create an income stream through licensing.
•Direct project scientists (internal and
external) to manage projects that develop technologies new to the company
with a focus on feasibility of adaptation, implementation and generation of
•Closely monitor regulatory, industry
standards, technology and food safety developments that have the potential
to disrupt the Food Group businesses. Implement changes and/or develop
recommendations to the management board to mitigate these risks or
capitalize on opportunities.
•Provide written documentation for
project proposals, capital funding, patent applications, and to increase
the technical competence within the organization.
•PhD degree and post-graduate research
qualifications in Food Science or a related applied science.
•A working knowledge of food
manufacturing, government food safety and labeling regulations; FDA, USDA, FSIS , International Regulations, FTC, and Customs
•A good understanding of sources of
variability, probability, and statistics and effective applications in the
food manufacturing environment.
•An understanding of business principles
including intellectual property protection, marketing plans, cost
structures, cash flow, ROIC and balance sheets.
•Extensive Project Management experience.
•Demonstrated ability in research
methodologies and scientific report writing.
•Substantial experience with external
research providers and funding sources.
•Extensive knowledge of potato and
vegetable processing. A working knowledge of other food processing segments
so that technologies can be adapted and applied within the core product
segments and to an expanding portfolio of products.
•Knowledge of food spoilage organism,
pathogens, beneficial organisms and their control in food systems; the
chemical make-up of foods and the interactions of various chemical
•A working knowledge of lipid chemistry,
carbohydrate chemistry, protein chemistry, minerals and water activity.
•Knowledge of unit operations, key
variables for processing, critical material attributes, and scale up
criteria for market feasibility.
Just 45 minutes away from Boise, Caldwell
offers a small community atmosphere, but large city amenities. Caldwell
boasts great community events and recreational activities for river
rafters, skiers, hot springs lovers, trail riders and hikers. For the wine
lovers, there are over 10 wineries and vineyards to tour.
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Internal Simplot Candidates:
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*The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be
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