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Sr Food Scientist - Dough-11001048 Florence, KY



This position under limited supervision is responsible for forming and leading dough based product development projects by developing complex formulas processing procedures and specifications for new products product enhancements and cost reductions to meet project parameters and Business Unit strategies. The incumbent will also provide advanced technical support to Marketing Sales Operations and external customers.


         Uses chemistry microbiology engineering and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe palatable and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process package preserve store and distribute food.

         Provides advanced technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient formulas processing procedures and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety.

         Develops experimental formulas processing procedures and specifications for raw ingredients subassemblies and finished products for simple new product product improvement and cost reduction that meet project parameters of established pricing Marketing goals food regulations and operation feasibility.

         Organizes and manages complex test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications and ensure reproducibility for the production of finished products and subassemblies.

         Establishes team and works with members to ensure successful start-ups of new products product improvements cost reductions and ingredient formula specification or process changes

         Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities.

         Evaluates confirms acceptability creates/updates specifications and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization.

         Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines provides timely and effective oral and written communication and prepare various project reports to project personnel and project leader to ensure complete communication of project status progress issues solutions timeline and accountability.

         Supports innovation in the development of new ideas new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top experimentation along with the ability to effectively communicate the concept.

         Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.



Education: Bachelor of Science or Masters degree (U.S. or foreign) or equivalent in Food Science Dairy Science Foods & Nutrition Studies Biological Sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or product development experience.


Years of Related Experience: 5-8 years related experience with BS 2-4 years related experience with Masters or 0-2 years related experience with Ph.D


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Advanced communication and interpersonal skills. Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel and Word; advanced knowledge of Algebra Geometry Physics Chemistry and Statistics; solid knowledge and understanding of food ingredients food chemistry food processing and food functionality; must be able to comprehend technical articles research papers or presentation; must be able to apply advanced technical knowledge learned; advanced ability to define problems collect data establish facts draw valid conclusions and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development. Preferred experience in Product Development.

Primary Location

: US-Kentucky-FLORENCE-KY-7605 EMPIRE DRIVE (0754)

Overtime Status

: Exempt


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