Food Scientist-Product Development – Modesto,
client, a growing food and beverage products manufacturer with a proven track record as innovators in the
nutritional, natural and organic food industries is looking
for Food Scientist to assist in the development of new products
for their Modesto CA area facility.
- Develop new products and
innovations through all stages of product introduction (concept, benchtop, sensory testing, plant trial,
commercialization, shelf life, nutritional verification) while staying
within specified parameters (cost, label claims, targeted flavor and
customer profiles) at all manufacturing sites.
- Generate creative new
concepts and innovative products and processes appropriate to the
brand, business plan and strategies.
- Represent R&D as a
project leader in interacting with marketing, production, QA,
purchasing, finance, logistics, and sales departments as well as with
suppliers and customers.
- Provide Technical Services
and trouble shooting support to Operations
and Quality Assurance
- Conduct technical research
projects through all stages of experimentation (test protocol
development, inter-departmental coordination, execution, and data
generation & interpretation).
- Investigate, analyze, and
execute new product/process improvement and cost savings
- Train and develop Lab
Technician(s); may also supervise Lab Technicians.
- Develop ingredient and
- Develop and maintain
Operating and Ingredient Specifications.
- Develop and execute best lab
procedures and practices.
- Develop juice blend recipes
- Coordinate new ingredient,
crop year, and supplier approvals.
- Bachelors Degree in Food Science,
Cereal/Grain Science or related field with minimum 4-6 years of
product development experience.
- Good understanding of food
chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and sensory evaluation
principles and practices, particularly in areas related to
- Experience in all phases of
the product development process and in ingredient technology.
- Self-manage multiple projects
in a fast paced working environment.
- Possess diverse baking, food
processing and ingredient science knowledge
- Demonstrated ability to work
effectively with many departments such as Marketing, Sales, Operations,
Quality, Logistics, and Purchasing.
- Proactive and able to
identify problems and execute solutions.
- Demonstrated ability to
rapidly learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.
- Ability to travel
- Excellent communications and
- Fruit and/or nutritional
experience a plus, but not necessary