Product Development Food Scientist - Georgia
currently looking for a detail oriented and driven Product Development
Food Scientist. The Product Development Food Scientist will be
responsible for developing and project management of infant formula and
nutritional products from initial concept, literature and patent searches,
to prototype development, pilot studies and commercial launch in a dynamic
high paced environment. Projects may include nutritionals, infant formula
and nutraceuticals. It involves experimental
design, ingredient evaluations, troubleshooting, investigations and
technical assistance to 3rd party manufacturers.
and perform trials for the validation of new products and processes.
Products include natural, organic, and conventional infant, toddler, and
adult nutritionals; dairy, soy, and fruit based nutraceuticals,
and dietary supplements; in liquid and powder forms produced by various
manufacturing processes including dry mixing, retort processing; and
conventional liquid batching, pasteurization and spray drying.
Products developed may contain various ingredients including protein, fat,
carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, stabilizers, antioxidants, flavor
systems, fiber, prebiotics, probiotics
and novel ingredients.
- Develops manufacturing
process and product specifications initially at pilot scale and then
for commercial scale-up at co-packing facilities
- The preferred individual will
have extensive experience in infant formula and nutritional
manufacturing, development and pilot plant operations and a proven
track record of successful product introductions.
- Manage all phases of new
product development including confirming new product prototype design
with a diverse group of highly energetic corporate and plant personnel
and establishing time lines for project completion.
- Prepare/provide appropriate
documentation and or technical information for new product
introductions used to support regulatory filings/registrations for
USDA, FDA, EU, Organic Certification, etc., and to address customerís
- A minimum of 7 years or
equivalent experience with manufacturing and/or development of commercially
marketed nutritional products and a proven track record of successful
new product introductions are required.
- BS, MS or PhD in Food Science
or related degree. Advanced degree preferred
- A firm knowledge of various
food manufacturing processes and concepts (retort processing,
liquefaction, compounding, evaporation, spray drying, dry blending),
and food manufacturing principles including microbiological control,
food chemistry, food/ingredient interactions and functionality, is
- Ability to operate pilot
plant equipment is not essential, but is preferred.
- Proficient with office
software (Microsoft Office, Excel, Access), laboratory control
software (DCS/LIMS) and project management programs, is
- Prior participation on project
teams with previous record of successful project management and
technical report writing is required.
- Strong interpersonal, oral
and written communication skills are required.
- Training and/or experience
with TQM or team based management environment preferred.
Georgia, VT, US.
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