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Food Scientist
Jack Link's Beef Jerky - Bellevue, NE



  • Support the business units by developing new products. Participate in the innovation process for new idea generation. Bring new ideas and creative solutions.
  • Identify manufacturing processes for new and improved products.
  • Develop project timelines. Manage individual projects as assigned.
  • Participate in Consumer Insights activities to understand customers' and consumers' needs.
  • Collaboration with Operations, QA, and other R&D staff to schedule and execute plant trials.
  • Sourcing and verification of raw ingredients and other materials.
  • Provide necessary input for new product cost analysis.
  • Hands on technical development and commercialization of new products in line with the NPD process.
  • Log and maintain records of test formulas, procedures, and net outcomes.
  • Interact with Sales and Marketing partners to understand the business and our customers
  • Perform sensory audits of existing products, product improvements, new products, or competitive samples.
  • Champion quality awareness. Maintain product quality across our product lines.
  • Continuously improve product and processes for greater product quality and profitability
  • Document and maintain product and processing specifications.
  • Self-motivated. Hands-on and results-oriented.
  • Document and maintain nutritional values/product labeling and regulatory requirements.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor or Masters of Science in Food Technology, Food Science or related field.
  • 7 years of experience with commercialization in a USDA environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of food manufacturing regulations, standards and labeling, plant sanitation, microbiology and SPC.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Understanding of experiment designs.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with various manufacturing and marketing functional groups.
  • Must be flexible and able to work well in a team environment.
  • Retail (CPG) product development experience is a plus. ~C~

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