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Position:  Assistant Food Scientist

Location:  South San Francisco, CA

Job Id:  AFS1

# of Openings:   1



Torani wants you. We are looking for that special someone out there who has everything below and that something “extra”. This position will support the Research & Development and Quality Assurance teams ensuring that products meet all applicable industry, government, and Torani standards. You will be responsible for ingredient and finished product evaluation, including lab testing, to determine compliance within these standards. Other work may include supporting lab and formulation work—evolving into flavor blending expertise. 





·         Hands-on assistance in formula development from initial bench top concept prototyping to commercialization under supervision

·         Conduct lab investigation, data collection and analysis, testing and documentation.

·         Edit, validate and reconcile formulae across all internal systems.

·         Apply basic understanding of food ingredients, additives, allergens, contaminants, food specifications and labeling regulations to be the primary resource for customer inquiries.

·         Conduct literature and online searches to build knowledge center on emerging technologies to address identified product improvements. 



·         Evaluate and ensure the product safety, quality and regulatory compliance of products Torani distributes both domestically and internationally. 

·         Maintain up-to-date data in Torani legacy and operations systems including Technical Specification db and Oracle.

·         Provide product technical support to other departments such as Production, Sales, etc.

·         Develop in-depth state-of-the-art knowledge of FDA, USDA and Proposition 65 regulations and policies. Provide certifications on the regulatory compliance of Torani products as needed to support the business. 



·         BS degree in Food Science or related field

·         Minimum 2 years experience.

·         Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts

·         Knowledge of preventative system for assuring the production of food/beverage products (HAACP)

·         Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

·         Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations

·         Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Torani team members and customers

·         Ability to develop and maintain prosperous relationships with co-packers and suppliers

·         Good housekeeping of laboratory area

·         Proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), internet. Nutritional software (i.e. ESHA Genesis) experience a plus



·         Understands Torani-manufactured and co-packed products, ingredients and processes.

·         Established databases of quality attributes of finished products and ingredients over shelf life

·         Technical Specification content is up-to-date and consistent with other Torani documentation (i.e. Label Update Project, product specification system….)

·         Customer Service and Inside Sales have a knowledgeable resource for questions on product formulation, allergens, nutrition facts and international documentation

·         Regulatory/legal solution plans (i.e. Caramel color/4-MEI) detailed and documented

·         Torani new product launches are on time


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