R&D Food Scientist
Idahoan Foods, LLC - Lewisville, ID 83431
Position will focus on new product development and product improvement in the
retail and food service markets in accordance with the companys
business plan. Will receive direction from and report to the VP of R&D.
New product development and product improvement for the retail and food
service business in accordance with overall business plan. Coordinate new
product or product improvement production, testing and compliance with all
involved internal and external teams and customers. Work with QA in
developing specifications for new products and testing procedures for
specification compliance. Source and communicate with current vendors and
suppliers and ensure specification compliance. Coordinate with vendors and
internal teams as required. Evaluate, monitor and update technical
documentation, including specifications and formulas. Conduct training as
necessary. Working knowledge of food labeling laws with the ability to ensure
product compliance with FDA laws and regulations. Review and monitor product
labels and ensure accuracy. Communicate with, answer inquiries and assist QA
in resolving customer complaints associated with the value added business.
Knowledge of standard lab practices and procedures. Good understanding of
fundamental principals of food science and
Professional Qualifications/Required Skills of the Position:
Education and/or Experience: B.S. in food science, chemistry or
microbiology with experience (minimum 5 years). Must have 2-5 years of
experience in product development in the food industry. Strong knowledge of
FDA laws and regulations governing the food industry, HACCP, and GMPs.
Language Skills: Ability to read, comprehend, and compose instructions,
correspondence, and memos in English. Must possess the ability to effectively
communicate verbally and in writing. Spanish language a plus. Reasoning
Ability: Possess good analytical, quantitative, communication, problem
solving, and technical skills. Has the ability to creatively apply
experience, common sense, and a strategic and economical business perspective
to a variety of situations, processes and people. Has the ability to manage
several projects concurrently. Ability to perform the essential duties and
responsibilities with efficiency and accuracy and work independently and
professionally and in a team environment. Computer Skills: To perform this
job successfully, an individual should have at least a beginning knowledge of
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Physical Demands: Individual
must be capable of lifting 50 lbs. Work Environment: The work environment is
a research lab and production type environment with occasional travel
involved. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
No agency calls.
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