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Job Title:

Sr Food Scientist


Schwan's Shared Services, LLC.

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular

Exempt/Non Exempt:



Day Shift







Currently, Schwan's Research & Development, Inc. (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Product Innovation & Development department. If you’re a professional with interests in forming and leading product development projects by developing complex formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new products, product enhancements, and cost reductions to meet project parameters and Business Unit strategies in addition to providing advanced technical support to Marketing, Sales, Operations, and external customers, take a look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.

At Schwan’s, you’ll get a competitive pay and benefits package. If you’re interested in joining a global, privately owned company on the move, this is your opportunity. To find out more and to apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit our website at:


  • Uses chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
  • Provides advanced technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient, formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety.
  • Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple new product, product improvement, and cost reduction that meet project parameters of established pricing, Marketing goals, food regulations, and operation feasibility.
  • Organizes and manages complex test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications and ensure reproducibility for the production of finished products and subassemblies.
  • Establishes team and works with members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvements, cost reductions, and ingredient, formula, specification, or process changes
  • Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Evaluates, confirms acceptability, creates/updates specifications and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization.
  • Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines provides timely and effective oral and written communication and prepare various project reports to project personnel and project leader to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability.
  • Supports innovation in the development of new ideas, new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top experimentation, along with the ability to effectively communicate the concept.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.


Education: Bachelor of Science or Masters degree (U.S. or foreign) or equivalent in Food Science, Dairy Science, Foods & Nutrition Studies, Biological Sciences, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or product development experience.
Years of related experience: 5-8 years related experience with BS, 2-4 years related experience with Masters, or 0-2 years related experience with Ph.D
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Advanced communication and interpersonal skills. Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel and Word; advanced knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics; solid knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality; must be able to comprehend technical articles, research papers, or presentation; must be able to apply advanced technical knowledge learned; advanced ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development. Preferred experience in Product Development.

Let us tell you about The Schwan Food Company. We are the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States. Schwan's® offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48 contiguous United States as well as operating with a large presence in the foodservice channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food aisle. The company has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's® brand.

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Schwan’s is an equal opportunity employer.


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