Food Technologist - Aurora, Illinois
Develop foods and supplements including: powdered and RTD
beverages, capsule, and tablets. Includes: formulation, validating
ingredient vendors, preliminary costing and preparing nutritional panels.
Create and flavor prototypes.
Organizes sensory panels. Refines formulations until desired
characteristics are achieved.
Conducts pilot plant experiments and oversees scale-up
Sends plant trials and various finished products out for
analytical testing to confirm Supplement/Nutrition facts panels.
Enters new innovation formulas into nutritional software
Reformulates to bring formulations into compliance with
changing government regulations or customer requirements.
Monitors product stability.
Documents all formulations, variables tested, product
stability, and other pertinent details and enters into lab notebooks.
Generates compliant Supplement/Nutrition facts panels and
ingredient listings for product packaging and proofreads for accuracy.
Produces formula cost information; works with purchasing,
finance, and sales teams to help establish final product pricing; initiates
new item forms for all product introductions.
Contributes to innovation ideas in a team environment.
Identifies & overcomes barriers to successful innovation
by developing strong interdepartmental relationships with marketing, sales,
manufacturing, operations, quality, and purchasing teams.
Works with key suppliers to keep abreast of upcoming trends,
novel ingredients, and new application ideas.
Bachelors of Science degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or
2-4 years of relevant experience working in the food,
beverage, or dietary supplement industry.
Prior development and knowledge of supplements including
powered & RTD beverages, capsules & tablets a plus.
Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and nutritional
software. SAP experience preferred.
Prior development experience with sports nutrition products
or functional ingredients is a plus.
Illinois, United States