Principal Food Scientist
Griffith Laboratories Alsip,
Summary: Leads GLUS Product
Development projects and technical initiatives to develop new and optimized
products for key clients that support the overall Griffith Laboratories
Duties and Responsibilities:
Functions as a lead scientist to develop new and optimized
products in execution of technical activities that support key clients and
the overall Griffith Laboratories business strategy.
Applies scientific and engineering principles in research,
development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing,
and utilization of foods.
Works with considerable independence, exercising ingenuity and
judgment in the approach to tasks. Responsible for the design, planning,
execution, and reporting of experiments and projects of considerable
Leads multiple priorities, projects and timelines concurrently.
Uses technical and problem solving skills to approach complex
Acts as a mentor to junior scientists.
Communicates project progress internally and externally with
clients and suppliers.
Completes product formulation activities to drive efficient
production of safe and regulatory compliant food products.
Implements Product Development processes to improve
efficiencies and effectiveness of function.
Maintains GLP's, GMP's, and all required laboratory records,
using electronic systems and written protocols.
Assists in Innovation activities that support the long term
strategy of the organization.
Functions as a Category Ingredient Specialist to provide
consultation to colleagues on appropriate current materials and suppliers to
use to meet technical and commercial requirements. Also, approves new raw
materials, aides in definition of WW Apps raw material status and
rationalization of category, and consults in Quality related issues.
Participates in cross-functional task forces to support
May lead a functional initiative or an on-going core process
Represents Product Development in professional business
relationships with GLUS client and supplier base, academia, government, and
corporations in the food industry.
Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the security of all
information regarding product formulas and related confidential information.
Minimum level of education: BS in Food Science, Food
Technology, Food Chemistry or related technical degree.
Experience minimum would be 10 years of Research & Product
Development experience within the food industry.
Experience should have included time with a retail or
foodservice manufacturer and extensive experience in working directly with
customers and manufacturing facilities.
Experience working with a major chain account customer is
Experience in meat and poultry processing is required.
Must be able to travel up to 30% to customers, processors and
other Griffith locations.
If you feel you meet these requirements and are interested in
this position, please apply before September 17.
Other PayCompetitive salary and benefits
Job TypeScience, QA - Quality Control
Education4 Year Degree
ExperienceAt least 10 year(s)
IndustryFood, Research & Development
Required TravelUp to 25%