Scientist, Color Science and Applications – Chicago, IL
(Job Number: CHI00479)
Scientist, Color Science and Applications develops short and long term
programs to address the identification, implementation, and application
of suitable traditional and novel natural alternatives to artificial
colors in gum and confectionary products. The incumbent will be
fully engaged and provide technical guidance and support to Innovation
product development projects/team to ensure high quality, sustainable,
consumer acceptable natural color solutions are incorporated in product design
goals. In addition to developing and executing programs to mitigate
risk and transition into suitable color alternatives, the role has the
opportunity to enable business growth in light of the W10 aspiration by
developing programs to increase core competency in color science and
applications, support the development of our technical community in this
area, collaborate with counterparts in the broader Mars organization and
build long term relationships with suppliers and universities to
strengthen Wrigley global position in gum and confections.
Long term opportunities for this role include the
development, in conjunction with Procurement, of a color core supplier
Provide technical guidance and support to internal
research and development teams. As part of Wrigley Color Project Steering
Team, develop color strategy to identify and implement natural color
alternatives to the use of artificial colors
Increases core competency and understanding of color applications
and drivers associated with consumer benefits, etc.
Develop and implement short & long term color
applied research programs, internally and externally to accomplish color
Establish strong relationship with Color suppliers
and Universities to strengthen our understanding and applications for
Collaborate with other Mars segment color
applications counterparts to leverage cross functional expertise and
develop mutually beneficial programs as appropriate.
Keep abreast of key developments in color research
and applications through literature reviews and meeting attendance;
monitor and track new research and developments in key product benefit
areas and communicate information internally to Wrigley stakeholders.
Wm. Wrigley Jr.
Company is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of
product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies,
lollipops, and chocolate. The company has operations in more than 40
countries and distributes its world-famous brands in more than 180
countries. Three of these brands - Juicy Fruit®, Wrigley's Spearmint®,
and Altoids® - have heritages stretching back
more than a century. Other well-loved brands include Orbit®, Extra®,
Starburst®, Doublemint®, Skittles®, Freedent®, Airwaves®, Life Savers®, Eclipse®, and Winterfresh®. Wrigley is headquartered in Chicago,
Ill., and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, a private, family-owned company founded in 1911. Mars,
Incorporated is one of the world's largest food companies, generating global
revenues of 30 billion dollars annually and producing some of the world's
leading brands in six segments that include Chocolate, Drinks, Food, Petcare, Symbioscience and
B.S. food science, food engineering, chemistry,
biochemistry. Graduate level education (M.S., Ph.D.) or
experience in color applications is preferred.
5-10 years experience in
product development and/or technology development and 3+ years experience leading and/or working on product
development teams focused on color development and application to food or
other consumer products
Chemistry of Color Materials, including natural
Gum & Confectionary formulation.
Sensory and Consumer Insights tools and techniques
Color applications, including experience with
Consumer Insights methodology and data
Leveraging business tools in building a research
program (e.g. IP strategy, main parameters of value, removing barriers to
creativity, brand equity, and consumer behavior).
Collaborative mind set and good team skills for
internal and external interaction.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Build effective teams and Manage with vision &
Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are
considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process
because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is
pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as
a result of such a request.
May 20, 2011