This position is responsible for hands-on,
day-to-day new product development, product optimization and cost
optimization activities across all JBSS business channels. As part of
these activities, this position will play a key role in fulfilling the
numerous sample requests that R&D receives. The individual in this
role will also be assigned key customer relationships and will serve as
the JBSS technical liaison to these customers.
Understanding and mastery
of the JBSS product development process from concept through first
Collaboration with internal
(Marketing, Sales) and external customers on new item and sample
requests – to ensure objectives are being addressed clearly,
efficiently, and on-time.
Leveraging of external
suppliers for necessary new raw materials, flavors, etc.
Working with internal
resources (R&D team, Production, Accounting, Procurement, etc.)
to develop innovative and on-trend formulas that are compatible with
Documentation of raw
material and finished good specifications and integration into JBSS
Development of draft
ingredient statements and NLEA panels
Technical Services on allergen, Kosher, labeling, specification and
Integration into JBSS
production – working with schedulers, supervisors, operators,
packaging, QA, etc. to scale-up and commercialize products
Timely and efficient
response to Sample Requests
requestor on details, timing, and quantities required
Efficient and creative
utilization of outside suppliers
Management of multiple
simultaneous requests and priorities
Utilization and mastery of
Product Vision R&D software
Assist with start-up and
conversion from Genesis
Play active role in data
entry and database upkeep
Act as liaison between
R&D and Technical Services
Documentation of JBSS
processes and procedures and updating and maintenance of R&D
Procurement and Production on cost optimization projects
Other duties / tasks /
special projects as assigned by the Director of R&D
manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and
quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen
controls, food defense, HACCP and SQF requirements.
Responsible for immediately
reporting all food safety and quality issues to your manager.
Responsible for partnering
with others; Sharing knowledge, skills and information within your
team and across functional areas.
Responsible for enhancing
technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and
BS Degree in Food Science / Technology. 4 to 6 years experience in the food industry working in
R&D and/or product development. Proven track record of culinary and
technical innovation with food or beverage products is required.
Experience in regulatory is essential, and experience with Product Vision
software is highly desirable. Proficiency with Microsoft Office
applications required. Excellent communication and cross-functional
teamwork skills are a must.
Reporting to this position: This position has no direct
Job Specific Requirements:
In the event that the Food Scientist is absent, the
Department Manager is responsible for providing an equally qualified
person to cover this position.