TITLE:† ††††† Food Scientist I
REPORTS TO:† ††††† Team
Leader - R&D
STATUS:† †††††††††† Exempt††† †††††††††††
JOB PURPOSE: This position is responsible
for the design, development and commercialization of dry mix blends
including bakery mixes, coatings, beverage, spice and seasonings and others
as deemed necessary.† This position
will work closely with key customers in product development and scale up. †
∑ Develops bench top formulations
for new product development, product enhancement, optimization and process
∑ Manages the project plan, schedule
and resources to meet the development objective.
∑ Manages the commercialization
process through manufacturing and customerís application.
∑ Presents new products, technical
solutions and optimization opportunities to R&D, sales and key
∑ Provides test directions and
specifications on new products that measure key functional and sensory
∑ Provides technical support to
customers, sales & manufacturing.
∑ Maintains key account
∑ Supports cost saving initiatives
through ingredient, product & process optimization.
∑ Utilizes outside technical
resources, information and vendors for innovation, optimization and
∑ Performs other duties as assigned.
FUNCTIONS, SKILLS AND
Ability to take
appropriate action to mitigate impact of problems (prediction,
identification, isolation, containment)
∑ Creates an environment that
encourages and rewards teamwork and collaboration, both internally and
∑ Excellent problem solving
skills.† Ability to view the problem
as whole and to work with others to solve. Strong analytically.
Strong written, oral,
and facilitation skills.
listener.† Empathetic to individuals
concerns and directs necessary follow-up actions.
in understandable terms at all levels of the organization (internally and
experience in multiple product categories: dry mixes, coatings, beverages,
baking, spice and seasoning.
match/reverse engineer products in the marketplace.
Strong competence and
technical background in flour, starch, leavening, hydrocolloids, fats &
oil, spices and flavorings.
Experience in product
scale up and comfort in manufacturing environment is critical.
understands the linkage of activities during commercialization and
principles of design for manufacturing.
applications competence (Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint.)
Excellent project and
time management skills.†
Self-directed with minimal supervision. †
Ability to balance
service and cost while meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
and Social Competence
High integrity and
honesty, promoting trust in all actions.
Responsive, with the
ability to handle changing timelines and multiple priorities and multiple
and a self-starter.
Ability to turn
around projects at a very rapid pace.
Ability to work both
independently and in a team environment.
Ability to work in a
food laboratory and manufacturing environment.
ability to travel and work a flexible work schedule. †
Ability to stand,
bend, and lift product (up to 50 lbs)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
B.S. or M.S in Food
Science or related field.
5+ years progressive
product development experience in dry mixes.† Focus on bakery items, coatings and
Working knowledge of Stage
Gate commercialization process is desirable.
policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all
persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or
physical disability, Vietnam veteran, or national origin.