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Scientist - Cereal/Sweet

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WI, Beloit



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Scientist - Cereal & Sweet Systems

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours is a global division of Kerry Group and a world leader in food ingredients & flavours serving the food and beverage industry. We produce thousands of products, for the world's major food processors and food service companies, from more than 70 manufacturing sites across five continents. With business alignment around core technology platforms and market application teams, customers now have easier access to all our technologies, products and global capabilities. Dedicated account teams will capitalize on Kerry's unrivalled depth of technical expertise to support the unique needs of customers.

Education: BS or MS in Food Science or related field, with 2-5 years of experience

Self motivated
Ability to work effectively in a team and with others
Strong technical skills in Food Science, Processing and Ingredients
Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills
Ability to learn new products and processes quickly
Independently and effectively lead projects from planning, bench work to the manufacturing process by applying technical skills, business acumen and understanding customer/ consumer insight
Providing technical expertise in ingredient functionality, cost effective formulation design, Quality, Food Safety, Processing/ Manufacturing
Ability to handle complex assignments on aggressive timing
Willingness/ ability to travel to other manufacturing sites, as needed
Have flexibility to work beyond normal workday hours, shift work, and some weekends
operation of process equipment is required

Job Duties: Conduct basic research for the improvement of existing products and the development of new products, outlining procedures and specifications. Research and determine appropriate methods to improve quality of food, including flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience, as well as the physical, chemical and microbiological composition of foods. Maintain documentation of all research notes in lab books and computer database. Complete project requests issued by sales personnel within the time frame specified by the customer. Confer with process engineers, flavor experts, sales staff, suppliers, customers and packaging and marketing specialists to resolve problems. Conduct in-house customer presentations and serves as a company representative at trade shows. Employ efficient time management techniques and assure that all project work is completed in a reasonable time frame. Actively assist customers with technical issues that may arise. Maintain laboratory, including upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies and general cleaning of work areas.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Food Science, or related field, and 2-5 years years of progressively responsible, post baccalaureate experience in research and development roles within a food or beverage company, or in food production-related positions.

Additionally, must possess the following: i) Knowledge of food quality improvement methods including use knowledge of GMPs and HACCP; ii) Experience with profit improvement through reduced cost formulations, raw material selection and process efficiency improvement; iii) Experience with operation of lab and plant equipment, including extruders, mixers, kettles, ovens, cooling, and packaging; and iv) Experience streamlining raw materials into manageable groups, including reduction of redundant and unnecessary materials.

Under general supervision, responsible for conducting moderately complex chemical studies, experiments on organic and inorganic compounds and materials, analyses, and tests which require technical knowledge and techniques in projects regarding organization research, production or operation. Utilizes independent judgment within general parameters to determine an appropriate approach.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products. Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting. Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a desk. Working Environment: Laboratory environment with exposure to a variety of chemicals, flavors and food products,

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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