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Food Development Scientist-NEW000JV Chester, NJ


Reckitt Benckiser is a global success story in Health, Hygiene and Home products. Our success is led by successful brands like Lysol, Durex, Clearasil, Finish, Mucinex, Woolite, and Resolve that aim to achieve global market leadership. Our vision is a world where people are healthier and live better. Our purpose is to make a difference by giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes.

The Food R&D group is looking for a sharp, articulate Food Development Scientist to join their team. Working out of the North American Food HQ in Chester, NJ, the incumbent will be a key member of a high performing, creative team driving innovation and promoting unique thinking.


         Develop new and existing food products for Commercial and Retail businesses

         Contribute to corporate outsourcing strategy and coordinate R&D effort to identify viable external contractors capable of developing or manufacturing new products

         Proactively manage assigned projects, work cooperatively with multifunctional project teams, establish R&D project timelines and provide status reports to senior management on a regular basis

         Provide formulation and technical service support to Commercial Sales team, visit customers on as needed basis

         Conduct experimental processing trials at RB manufacturing facilities or copackers for scale-up purposes.

         Assist food engineers with process improvement projects and specification of new process equipment

         Assist manufacturing facilities during start-up of new process equipment and new products

         Seek out and implement cost saving projects to improve gross margin

         Support raw material procurement strategies by assessing and approving new sources of ingredients

         Work with Package Engineering personnel to help select and evaluate pack stability and performance

         Provide support to Manufacturing to troubleshoot quality and production problems

         Maintain R&D laboratory and pilot facilities in an acceptable state of operation

         Develop and properly maintain specifications, Bills of Material, and methods of manufacture in technical documentation system

         Assure appropriate and thorough communication to Regulatory Compliance function



         BS and/or MS in Food Science or Engineering

         5 years related experience, preferably in food products

         Understanding of FDA Good Manufacturing Practices GMP) is desirable

         Well developed organoleptic ability and skilled in sensory evaluation

         Experience in formulation and manufacturing of food products

         Must be willing to travel domestically/internationally

         Strong project management capability

         Analytical and problem-solving abilities

         Good interpersonal skills

         Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong presentation abilities

         Computer literate and experienced in fundamentals


: Chester, NJ

Primary Location

: NAANZ-North America-United States-New Jersey, Chester

Regulatory Affairs

Job Type

: Experienced


: Full-time

Job Function

: Research & Development

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External

: Ongoing


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