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R&D Food Scientist

Idahoan Foods, LLC - Lewisville, ID 83431

Job Description

Position Summary:
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.

Principle Accountabilities:
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 technology.


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.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. No agency calls.


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