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Product Development Food Scientist Job

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Date: Oct 20, 2011

Location: Barrington, IL, USA


         Utilize scientific methods to develop knowledge that creates business opportunities that support the company strategic market objectives.


         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.


         Leverage external and internal experts for key analytical and sensory research.


         Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredients suppliers, and product formulations


         Develop product formulations that leverages expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient functionality


         Develop complete product attribute specifications for new products.


         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.






         1-2 years Experience - Research and/or Industry


         Ability to translate objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and objectives.


         Ability to make significant technical scientific advances utilizing internal and/or external resources.


         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


         Fundamental understanding of the incorporation of business need into technical programs


         The ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments.


         Strong communication skills (oral and written).


         Willingness to travel.


         B.S. in Food Science & Technology or related scientific field


Ref: 4368BR


Nearest Major Market: Chicago
Job Segments: Business Development, Chemistry, Engineer, Engineering, Food Science, Food Service, Hospitality, Laboratory, Product Development, Research, Research Scientist, Sales, Science, Scientific, Scientist

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