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Food Scientist


Date: Jul 9, 2013

Location: Plano, TX, USA


         Utilize scientific methods to develop knowledge that creates business opportunities that support the company strategic market objectives.


         Provide technical and business risk assessment/perspectives related to new product development.


         Design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process issues.


         Initiate innovation and development of new technology to maintain and grow the Frito-Lay business.


         Leverage external and internal experts for key analytical and sensory research.


         Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredients suppliers, and product formulations


         Develop product formulations that leverages expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient functionality


         Develop complete product attribute specifications for new products.


         Partner externally to source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality


         Participate as an active member of cross-functional business development teams comprised of individuals from a variety of disciplines, including Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering and other groups.


         Participate in quality/product improvement and productivity initiatives.






         A minimum of 5 Years Experience (Experience in Food Science Research and Product Development)


         Demonstrated ability to translate business objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and objectives.


         Proven ability to make significant technical scientific advances utilizing internal and/or external resources.


         Demonstrated understanding of how to incorporate business needs into technical decisions.


         The ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments.


         Proven ability to manage multiple assignments/ tasks.


         Strong communication skills (oral and written).


         Extensive experience in ingredient functionality and product formulation.


         Proven ability to deconstruct development challenges and issues into fundamental problems and design product solutions.


         Retains a substantial connection with academic. leaders/institutions and ability to leverage network for solutions and results. Possess a formal and informal network with federal and state agencies, professional and research organizations, and universities.


         Proven ability to design and complete basic and applied research.


         Track record of technical coaching and mentorship.


         Must be willing and able to travel 15% of the time.



Equal Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V

Ref: 25328BR

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