Senior Food Scientist Apopka, FL





United States


FL - Apopka




Full Time










Position Overview:

The Senior Scientist will work in the Apopka, Florida area.  This individual will:

Lead Retail and Foodservice Juice product development projects from their initiation to their completion. This will require ability to conduct concept development, product development, stability assessment, assist with launch preparation and supervision of commercial production for juices, juice drinks and other beverage products to meet the business requiirements internally and wiith customers.  

Independently design, develop, conduct and/or review experiments in order to deliver new products; evaluate ingredients, product or packaging safety, efficacy or claims.  The work will involve laboratory and pilot plant environments.  

Access and utilize internal/external relationships to deliver science, technology and product innovation, and to support ingredient supply.  Provide food science and beverage technology support and consultancy to other departments within the organization.

In addition to strong scientific skills, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams, build and develop relationships with other CCNA business units and Key Coca-Cola Foodservice customers, and work collaboratively.  He/she should demonstrate the communication skills necessary to educate, assess needs, identify and resolve product issues, and present to all levels of the organization.

The ideal candidate needs to have completed a Food Science curriculum and understand and apply effective skills in project management, food chemistry, food process technology, microbiology, sensory science, record keeping and laboratory safety.  5-10 years experience, BS/MS

Function Specific Activities:

Design, develop, conduct and/or review experiments (e.g., laboratory
or process experiments) in order to deliver new products; evaluate
ingredient, product or packaging safety, efficacy or claims; or
evaluate new ingredients, materials, products or processes.
Act as scientific, regulatory, technical or quality expert and
consultant by responding to targeted questions from the field or other
departments/business units and providing support to branches, bottlers
and customers. This includes acting as a resource for general
information and acting as a consultant for other technical personnel in
the Company.
Manage documentation and records in order to ensure that they are
complete, current, secure and easily retrievable. This may include
designing, organizing or maintaining technical or regulatory records
(e.g., paper formula files) and reports.
Identify, classify, maintain, and protect files, documentation and
sensitive information consistent with record handling and retention
Record data from analyses or experiments in a computer, log book or
laboratory notebook.

Education:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
Related Work Experience:At least 5 years of work experience required
Core Competencies:

Drives Innovative Business Improvements: Develops new insights into solutions
that result in organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that
fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.


Balances Immediate and Long-Term Priorities: Seeks to meet critical objectives
while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability
to achieve long-term goals.


Delivers Results: Focuses on the critical few objectives that add the most
value and channels own and others' energy to consistently deliver results that
meet or exceed expectations.


Imports and Exports Good Ideas: Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas
and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by


Develops and Inspires Others: Builds and maintains relationships that
motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal
accomplishments. Develops self and others to improve performance in current
role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching
to enhance performance.

Technical Skills:

Intellectual Property: Knowledge of securing intellectual property
rights through patents, negotiations with technology owners, securing
competitive agreements and maintaining confidentiality.


Proprietary Composition Information: Ability to recognize and protect
proprietary information as it relates to formulas and ingredients.


Basic Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles
and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to
develop/plan, manage or execute projects or workplans to ensure
successful completion (e.g., on time, within budget).


Building Technical Relationships: Ability to apply technical knowledge
and establish credibility with highly technical audiences in order to
build technical relationships that will benefit customers or the


Endurance: Willingness and ability to occasionally function
effectively over extended periods of time.

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company.  Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands.  These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance.  The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace.

This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company.  The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen.  

Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment.  We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day.  Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

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