Food Scientist – Barrington, IL
Oct 31, 2012
Barrington, IL, USA
Develop products with superior design for Quaker
leveraging expertise in food chemistry, food ingredient functionality and
Translate consumer needs and market trends into strategic and tactical
product innovation and renovation projects.
Utilize scientific methods to develop knowledge that creates
business opportunities that support the company strategic market
Provide technical and business risk assessment/perspectives
related to new product development.
Design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret
data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process issues.
Know in detail and follow the innovation process to ensure a
robust product design.
Leverage external and internal experts for key analytical
and sensory research.
Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients,
ingredient suppliers, and product formulations.
Develop product formulations that
leverages expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient
Develop complete product attribute specifications for new
Partner externally to source ingredients and leverage vendor
expertise in ingredient functionality
Participate as an active member of cross-functional business
development teams comprised of individuals from a variety of disciplines,
including Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering, and other groups.
Work together with the Technology Applications and New
Platforms team to develop strategic and competitive solutions for the
Partnering with R&D disciplines as Quality Assurance,
Food Safety, Nutrition, Regulatory, to ensure a
robust, safe and legal product design.
Education: B.S. in Food Science & Technology or related
Master Degree desirable
1 year experience Research and/or Industry desirable
Basic knowledge in Cold Form Bars or Baking technologies and
Detail oriented individual who can support and partner with
lead Scientists during accelerated product development life cycles that
include new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization,
production start-up for test market and national launching of new products
The ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant
and manufacturing scale environments.
Strong communication skills (oral and written)
Must be willing and able to travel 15-25% of the time
Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V