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Food Scientist III




Barrington, IL




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Job Description:

Location: Barrington,  IL
7+ Months
To lead product development efforts for new technology Principle Accountabilities Measures ? Lead product development projects in area of stability and consistency ? Project objectives and plans developed and aligned cross functionally prior to initiation of work ? Provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiatives and existing brands ? Experimental designs and scientific principles leveraged in recommendations and decisions ? Ensure completion of development and commercialization success criteria in execution of project work through use of accepted documentation and work processes ? Final products meet project objectives and commercial considerations/needs outlined in Field Ready policies ? Provide project management insight that creates the foundation for innovative solutions in supporting business partners ? Project learning?s shared broadly across RandD ? Develop and maintain effective working relationships across RandD and non RandD functions as necessary to support business growth initiatives ? Critical relationships internal and external to RandD established and maintained ? Develop superior new products that meet the project deliverables. ? Development leverages sound technical approaches and meet project/program action standards Key Challenges ? Managing multiple projects both independently and in a team environment ? Influencing activities and project plans across technical and operational functions ? Development and motivation of cross functional project team Critical Competencies ? Expertise to develop, plan, conduct and coordinate prototype development initiatives including demonstrated capability in consumer testing methodology ? Conducts appropriate project risk assessments and provides recommendations for integrating program strategies ? Ability to generate and lead state-of-the-art developmental techniques and consumer testing methodologies ? Strong working knowledge of experimental design ? Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) Knowledge and Experience ? B.S. or M.S. in Food Science or related discipline with at least 4 - 6 years product design experience in a consumer products company. ? A proven track record in product development and interest in hands on bench work ? Ability to provide thoughtful leadership on both strategic and tactical aspects of projects ? Outstanding teamwork, communication and leadership skills ? Ability to analyze emerging consumer trends and develop insights on product solutions or opportunities ? Proven track record in maintaining good working relationship with business partners (Marketing, Operations, etc.) ? Successful creation and commercialization of products ? Experience in leading project teams of 4-6 or more people Internal positions most typically held prior to being considered for this position: ? Research / Food Specialist (Senior) Technologist / Scientist  
 Job Description: Conduct product development on existing beverage products including formula design, flavor optimization, lab to pilot plant scale-up, shelf-life studies and specification development and documentation.  
Skill Sets:
 MS Office
Required Qualifications
 Minimum BS Food Science, Food Engineering or Chemical Engineering; Preferred MS Food Science 
Minimum 3-5 years food/ beverage product development experience 
Able to conduct independent bench-top product development work and capable with MS office suite, particularly Excel and Word.
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