Effective Date: †7/31/10
TITLE:† † Food Scientist
Leader - R&D
STATUS:† †††††††††† Exempt†††
JOB PURPOSE: This position is responsible for
working with the key National Accounts customers in the design, development
and commercialization of products based on approved projects for the Food
Service Division.† This employee will
work closely with the key National Accounts Manager in identifying projects
that fit within Continental Mills capabilities.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND INFLUENCE: †
Develops bench top formulations for new product development, product
enhancement, optimization and process improvement.
Manages the project plan, schedule and resources to meet the
Manages the commercialization process through manufacturing and
Presents new products, technical solutions and optimization
opportunities to R&D, sales and key customers.
Provides test directions and specifications on new products that
measure key functional and sensory attributes.
Provides technical support to customers, sales & manufacturing.
Maintains key account relationships.
Supports cost saving initiatives through ingredient, product &
Utilizes outside technical resources, information and vendors for
innovation, optimization and improvements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, SKILLS AND
Creates an environment that encourages and rewards teamwork and
collaboration, both internally and externally.
Whole problem solver, implements solutions to solve root cause
problems. Strong analytically.
Strong written, oral, and facilitation skills.
Excellent listener.† Empathetic
to individuals concerns and directs necessary follow-up actions.
Conveys information in understandable terms at all levels of the organization
(internally and externally)
Excellent presentation skills.
to match/reverse engineer products in the marketplace.
∑ Strong competence
and technical background in flour, starch, leavening, hydrocolloids, fats
& oil, spices and flavorings.
competence in bakery items.
desktop applications competence (Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint & CM systems).
project management skills.
decision making skills.
to balance service and cost while meeting or exceeding customer
and Social Competence
High integrity and honesty, promoting trust in all actions.
Responsive, with the ability to handle changing timelines and
Assertive, energetic, and a self starter.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Ability to work in a food laboratory and manufacturing environment.
Ability to travel up to 35% of the time and work a flexible work
Ability to stand, bend, and lift product (up to 40 lbs)
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND
B.S. or M.S in Food Science or related field.
5+ years progressive product development experience specializing in
Working knowledge of Stage Gate commercialization process is
The policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to
hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with
law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status,
presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, Vietnam veteran, or