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Scientist Londonderry, NH

 

This position is responsible for leading R&D projects including developing product formulas, processing procedures and specifications for new Greek products, product and process improvements, and cost reductions in order to achieve business objectives. The position also provides technical support to all Stonyfield departments as well as external vendors, co-manufacturers and customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the Technical Development Process for all assigned projects, from initial planning through commercialization.

Ensure the objectives, scope and parameters of the project are clearly defined and communicated

Use scientific approach to plan experiments, analyse data, formulate and test hypotheses.

Obtain and utilize deep technical understanding of all aspects of assigned projects.

Facilitate project execution by working with Food Technologies and cross-functional teams.

Communicate progress and provide recommendations.

Anticipate challenges and elevate issues as needed.

Collaborate with internal and external resources.

Oversee production trials

Serve as a technical resource for the company

Participate with continuous improvement efforts as required

Assist with trouble shooting on ingredients, finished products and processing issues.

Provide additional technical support as requested.

Manage and optimize processes.

Implement consistent systems, processes and procedures and ensure that they are followed at all times.

Proactively and creatively drive efforts to enhance efficiency and processes throughout the department.

Facilitate Food Technologist performance and development

Ensure expectations are clearly understood

Identify performance and/or training gaps and collaboratively create plans for improvement.

Support on-going technical and personal development

Provide regular and on-going constructive feedback and coaching

Hold Food Technologists accountable for meeting or exceeding defined expectations.

Professional Development

Create and follow-through on an annual individual development plan focused at improving performance in current role and developing for future opportunities.

Continually expand and strengthen technical knowledge.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's or Masters of Science required

Strong understanding of scientific methodology

Solid technical knowledge of food science

5+ years applicable work experience, including experience working with Greek yogurt

Product development experience required

Familiarity with a manufacturing environment preferred

Supervisory experience preferred

Self-motivated with a high level of responsibility and professionalism

Proven ability to successfully lead in a collaborative team environment

Excellent time management and prioritization skills with a proven ability to handle multiple projects with conflicting deadlines

Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities

Strong business acumen

Demonstrated creativity

Ability to follow direction and work independently

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong math, computer and logic skills

Excellent organization skills

Meticulous record keeping skills

Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints

Ability to operate in a team environment

Ability to adapt in a changing work environment

Stonyfield Inc.
10 Burton Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053

Job Code: SCI-13

Email HR_Resumes@Stonyfield.com, reference Scientist

 

 

 

 

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