You know what you’ll find in any Idahoan package: real
Idaho® potatoes, convenient preparation, and authentic homemade taste. All
this adds up to happy faces at the dinner table — every time. As we celebrate
over half a century of delivering delicious potatoes, we recall the countless
compliments from satisfied customers who can’t believe our potatoes could be
so easy to prepare yet taste so good. Moving forward, you'll continue to get
more timesaving products in a variety of ready-made flavors. So here’s to
another 50 years of homemade taste, each and every time. That homemade taste
couldn't be created without our fabulous employees. You could be one of them.
Idahoan Foods is hiring a Senior Food Scientist for our
research facility in Lewisville, Idaho. The main responsibilities of this
Position will focus primarily on developing new
seasonings, sauces and flavor systems and their product applications and
overseeing line extensions and product improvement in the retail and food
service markets in accordance with the company’s business plan. Will serve as
a technical expert in product formulation, labeling, regulatory and in
meeting customer’s/consumer’s requirements and
expectations. Will have managing responsibilities for a team of scientists
Lead a team of scientists/technicians in
developing new seasonings, sauces, and flavor systems applications in new
products from prototype to commercialization and in product improvement for
the retail and food service business in accordance with overall business
Identify new technologies, processes,
ingredients to support the overall business plan.
Coordinate new projects and communicate
progress with all involved internal and external teams and customers.
Work with QA in developing specifications
for new products and testing procedures for specification compliance.
Evaluate, monitor and update technical documentation, including
specifications and formulas.
Assist QA in resolving customer complaints
associated with the value added business.
Work with Purchasing to source new vendors
and communicate with current vendors and suppliers to ensure specification
compliance. Coordinate with vendors and internal teams as required.
Working knowledge of food labeling laws
with the ability to ensure product compliance with FDA laws and regulations.
Develop product labeling and ensure compliance with all federal regulations.
Excellent working knowledge of fundamental
principles of food science and technology.
Knowledge of standard lab practices and
Education and/or Experience: Post
graduate degree in food science, chemistry or microbiology with a minimum of
seven years experience. Must have 3-5 years of
experience in seasoning and flavor development in the food industry. Must
have a strong understanding and working knowledge of color application,
flavor chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry and lipid chemistry and their
application in food. Experience in collecting and interpreting scientific
data. Strong understanding of consumer sensory testing and its application to
product development. Strong knowledge of FDA laws and regulations governing
the food industry, HACCP, and GMPs.
All your information will be kept confidential
according to EEO guidelines.