Independently conducts experiments, gathers data, draws conclusions and
prepares written reports to result in new or improved products.
Apply scientific knowledge of raw materials and
properties to develop new products from conceptualization to
commercialization (covering all aspects of product development) as well as
maintaining and improving existing products.
The successful candidate will be solution oriented and can demonstrate an
increased level of expertise for emerging technology. Interactions with
marketing and quality assurance.
Smart Balance, Inc. (NasdaqGM: SMBL) is committed
to providing superior tasting heart healthier alternatives in every
category it enters by avoiding trans fats naturally, balancing fats and/or
reducing saturated fats, total fat and cholesterol, and/or by incorporating
ingredients that consumers may be missing in their diets. The company
markets the Smart Balance® line of products, which include Smart Balance®
Buttery Spreads/Sticks, Spreadable Butter, Enhanced Milk, Peanut Butter, Microwave
Popcorn, Cooking Oil, Non-Stick Cooking Spray, Mayonnaise, and Cheese.
Additionally, the company markets natural food products under the Earth
Balance® brand, healthier lifestyle products under the Bestlife™
brand, and gluten-free products under the Glutino®
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
- Apply knowledge of properties
and interactions of raw materials to development and manufacturing of
new products and improvement of existing products.
- Identify, screen and develop
new opportunities outside company including opportunities related to
value optimization and quality improvement.
- Transfer new products from
development to manufacturing (i.e. covering all aspects of product
development from concept to commercialization).
- Develop QC specifications,
create and edit nutritional labels and qualify new ingredients.
- Maintain database for
formulations and nutritional data.
- Conduct stability testing to
determine shelf life of products.
- Provide technical feasibility
for new product ideas.
- Work with marketing to
develop/ improve new product concepts.
- Work with accounting on cost
- Coordinate sensory evaluation
for new and existing products.
*Reports to: Vice President Research and Development
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Background in science
- Experience in product
- Experience in fats and oils,
buttery spreads/margarine, dairy industry, or snacks
- Works well in team
- Ability to work through
problem solving equations
- Excellent Project Management
- Excellent knowledge of
computer programs including Microsoft Office
- 25 - 50 % Travel required
- Strong written and verbal
- Ability to work and
communicate in a manufacturing environment is vital.
- Strong interpersonal and
business communication skills – both written and verbal
- Strong results focus and goal
- Self starter with ability to work in a
virtual team environment and solve problems
- Bachelor’s degree in Food
- 5 years
experience in fats and oils, buttery spreads/margarine, dairy
industry or snacks.
*Location: Paramus NJ
How to Apply
To be considered for this exciting opportunity send
an email with the following:
- Subject line of “Smart
Balance Inc - Food Scientist”
- Must include: Cover Letter,
Resume and Salary Requirements