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Principal Food Scientist

Griffith Laboratories Alsip, IL10/14/2013


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Job Description

Summary: Leads GLUS Product Development projects and technical initiatives to develop new and optimized products for key clients that support the overall Griffith Laboratories business strategy.

Essential 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 complexity.

         Leads multiple priorities, projects and timelines concurrently.

         Uses technical and problem solving skills to approach complex projects.

         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 company initiatives.

         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.

Job Requirements

Essential Requirements:

         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 ideal.

         Experience in meat and poultry processing is required.

         Must be able to travel up to 30% to customers, processors and other Griffith locations.

Application Process:

If you feel you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, please apply before September 17.

Job Snapshot

Other PayCompetitive salary and benefits package

Employment TypeFull-Time

Job TypeScience, QA - Quality Control

Education4 Year Degree

ExperienceAt least 10 year(s)

Manages OthersYes

IndustryFood, Research & Development

Required TravelUp to 25%


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