The Food Scientist position is
responsible for providing project leadership for new product development
and product improvement.Other
responsibilities include, managing the product and supplier approval
processes and managing the relations with and monitor the performance of
contracted third party quality partners.Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
Manage all New Product Development projects.Develop critical paths for all
projects clearly showing timelines and responsibilities and liaise
with all involved parties to ensure all deadlines are met.
Develop, document, and implement protocols for store
testing of trial products prior to launch to ensure performance
characteristics are deliverable.
Ensure all research and development briefs are
translated into working supplier briefs and that all key product attributes are documented and
document procedures for sample submission, product evaluation, and
product sign off.Manage all
product/packaging trials and retain library/reference samples as
Manage regional launches of all new products and
develop detailed product specifications for all products.
Develop, document and implement systems for assessing
conformance of product to specification and implement ongoing
product assessment panels, with detailed records of findings.
Review and sign off supplier approval reports and
ensure facilities and capabilities are adequate for any new product
Ensure all products meet legislative requirements in
the Country of Origin and Country of Usage.
Use product non-conformance data to identify product
and packaging improvements/opportunities and implement with
products and processes to minimize product variability.
Liaise with purchasing, suppliers, and headquarters
teams to identify opportunities for value chain analysis and
all packaging is fit for purpose and review and approve all labels
for Gold or Regional Standard products.Develop, document and implement
procedures for transit testing for all new products.
B.S. Degree in Food Science or
Technology and 5+ years related experience in the food industry in a Food
Scientist/Technologist type role required.Food manufacturing experience strongly
preferred.Knowledge of food
service industry equipment, processes, and products also preferred.The ideal candidate will possess strong
project management skills, strong sensory evaluation knowledge and
experience, the ability to work well with deadlines and be a team player.Must be proficient in MS Office.
Must be bilingual - English & Spanish. Trilingual - English,
Spanish & Portuguese a plus.