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Scientist, Research & Development - Consumer Foods (21006) – Cleveland, OH


Req Id 21006 - Posted 08/19/2013 - Quality Assurance / Research & Development / Sensory - N/A - OH - Orrville (Corporate Office) - Professional / Administrative - United States

For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Café PilonTM, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit


Scientist, Research & Development - Consumer Foods


Orrville, OH (Greater Cleveland area)

~A comprehensive relocation package may be available.


Senior Scientist, Research & Development - Consumer Foods


·         Execute projects designed to result in new or improved products, or improve quality of existing products or processes

·         Implement all technical aspects of projects and ensure that all assigned tasks are completed according to business plan

·         Provide technical leadership and technical solutions to cross functional teams.

·         Develop and maintain relationships across the SBA to promote collaboration on new product development

·         Coordinate and manage laboratory, pilot plant and plant trials for new products, quality improvement and/or profit improvement projects

·         Coordinate experimental design, shelf life, sensory analysis and technical appraisals for all projects

·         Develop and publish formulation & finished product specifications.

·         Contribute to technical proposals, project reports and maintain all technical documentation such as laboratory notebooks

·         Maintain awareness of current developments within the food industry as it relates to new ingredients and/or technology

·         Practice and encourage creative thinking skills to solve technical problems as well as drive Innovation

·         Demonstrate leadership skills to manage and develop technical team members



·         Bachelor's degree is required (a degree in Food Science, Grain Science, Bakery Science, or Chemical Engineering is preferred)

·         Master's degree is a plus


·         A minimum of 5 or more years of experience in Research & Development is required

·         5 or more years of experience formulating yeast raised bread products or frozen bakery products is strongly preferred


·         Ability to travel up to 20% is required

·         Ability to direct Research and Development projects from conception through completion

·         Ability to work closely with Marketing, Operations, and Quality teams

·         Ability to work within a team environment and manage technical team members

·         Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

·         Strong organizational, critical thinking and creativity skills

·         Strong time management skills

·         Effective presentation, verbal and written communication skills

·         Ability to organize and prioritize actions to help meet SBA objectives and long-term vision

­­­­­The J.M. Smucker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). No person will be discriminated against in any aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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