Raw Material Scientist-ELI00293
Purpose of Role:
performs cocoa and nutmeat raw material research and technology development
in support of Mars Global Chocolate efforts. The position is responsible
for carrying out research and technology development internally and will be
required to work externally with suppliers and external research
institutions. Required to communicate both orally and written, across
functions, to facilitate value capture by the business. Position
facilitates research that may lead to the discovery of new intellectual
property, which can be used to drive business growth.
Execute research plans and conducts research on cocoa
and nutmeat raw materials.
Responsible for understanding the stability and
quality of cocoa and nutmeat raw materials and their impact on finished
Works to develop and/or ensure basic understanding
scientific fundamentals of the cocoa and nutmeat raw materials and their
interactions in our products and processes
Required to develop key raw materials specifications,
recipes, and work with process team to establish key raw materials process
Documents all research in lab notebooks and issues
Ensures freedom to operate can contribute to IP
(invention disclosures, patents, and trade secrets).
Develops innovative solutions to raw material issues
and provides raw material technical solutions and innovation, to product
development teams and Commercial buyers.
Collaborates with external suppliers and researchers.
Required to do research from field to finished
product, including research from literature review, laboratory analysis,
pilot plant trials and plant trials.
Keeps current with the literature in the field and
leads the research and technology development for raw materials internally,
and with our external partners.
Contributes to business relevant IP so that it can be
leveraged for business growth or cost savings.
Planning horizon is typically 1-3 years as research
and discovery is typically a long-term endeavor.
Builds functional expertise and knowledge for raw
materials in the areas of growing/producing, harvesting, storage,
processing, and stability and shelf life.
Demonstrated record of success performing research in
food, food ingredients or related systems.
Experience in the food industry as a researcher
including experience managing technicians and/or external research is a
Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent BS
degree required, with a strong preference for an advanced degree.
Research and Development