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Associate Scientist Toddler Food Development
Gordonsville, VA

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The scientist will provide hands-on project management of new developmental and existing toddler foods products. As the toddler foods business relies nearly exclusively on 3rd-party development and manufacturing, the individual in this role will work closely with senior staff to manage the technical and business issues relates to Toddler Foods Product Development including: supplier selection, formulation, process development, product costing, scale-up, stability, qualification / validation, reformulations, and commercial new product launches while limiting risks in the comprehensive new product process. Additionally, the scientist will serve as a knowledgeable resource on fundamental food science and food manufacturing topics to assist Quality Assurance and Operations with troubleshooting and other advanced technical issues

Required Skills

     4 year college degree in food science or engineering preferred; or an equivalent degree in a basic science.

     2 to 3 years hands-on experience with food manufacturing technologies and processing equipment across multiple product platforms, ideally to include grain-based snacks, fruit products and dairy.

     Knowledge of food product formulation and raw material specification development to support regulatory compliance in a nutritional product or foods environment.

     Demonstrated experience working with 3rd-party contracting/manufacturing sites in foods product development, ideally to include familiarity with key vendors in the market.

     Strong analytical skills and extensive project management execution experience within foods operations.

     Good communication and team building skills, ability to lead cross-functionally.

     Prior experience working with cross-functional product development teams is strongly preferred.

     Ability to travel domestically and internationally 25% of the time.

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Gordonsville, VA US

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