Food Scientist -
Bakery to update, develop and communicate the physiochemical technical
data of the Companys ingredient products; develop, document, and
communicate formulation and nutritional labeling aspects of
formulations using the Companys ingredients; and assist customers with
formulations that incorporate the Companys ingredient products. He/she
will provide technical assistance to the Companys Technical Services
team, sales team, distributors, customers and affiliates throughout
North America and globally as required. Also, work with customers and
Technical Service to identify formulation challenges, solve problems
and develop new, innovative ideas. He/she will help the Company
identify market trends and suggest new applications and ingredients to
help the company respond to market demands.
Key Result Areas:
Application Development - To develop relevant food applications and
update application data for existing ingredient products. Create
innovative formulations that demonstrate the advantages, superiority,
and added value of the Companys products. Complete additional research
using Companys test kitchen and laboratory facilities on new
applications for ingredient products (existing and new products).
Identify formulation challenges, solve problems and develop new,
Technical Data - To create, update, and maintain technical manuals for
all company products. Perform or outsource necessary application
testing to update data on existing and new ingredient products. Advise
management on the merits of proposed food technology research by
outside parties. Provide collaboration and support to
production/manufacturing in the area regarding the Companys new and
existing ingredient products. Assist the company in identifying
opportunities to market ingredient products (new or existing) to new
sectors of the food industry or through new applications.
Sales Support - To provide collaboration and support in the area of
food technology to Technical Service, sales personnel, customers,
distributors, and agents as required. Assist with marketing efforts at
food industry trade shows (IFT, FISA, etc). Provide support to
customers and prospective customers in the development of new food
products incorporating the Companys ingredients. Assist with the
development of new food and supplement products for direct marketing by
the Company, as required.
Communications - To write reports and present results of findings
through presentations and e-mail updates. Present recent research and
existing technical/nutritional data at conferences, including trade
events, customer symposiums, etc., as well as company media activities,
including writing articles for trade publications, company newsletters,
1.) Experience in processed foods industry. Experience working with
modified starches, hydrocolloids, high potency sweeteners, and flavors,
2.) Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills required for
3.) Good written and oral communication skills. Flexible interpersonal
skills, with an ability to interact effectively across all levels of
the organization and in a variety of cultures both internal and
4.) Good planning and organizational skills.
5.) Self starter, able to work independently with minimal direction.
6.) Approximately 20% travel will be required.
7.) Bachelors degree in food science, chemistry or related scientific
field (e.g. engineering, nutrition, food technology).