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Food Scientist


Sacramento, CA

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Blue Diamond Growers, the world’s largest Almond processor, currently has an excellent opportunity in our Sacramento, CA facility.

We are currently seeking a candidate with UHT beverage experience for our R&D – Food Scientist opening in our new state of the art Almond Innovation Center. In this role the successful candidate will manage and develop new UHT low acid beverages from initial concept through full commercialization for both domestic and international markets. The Food Scientist must be able to understand customer requirements, consumer insights, food science, and UHT beverage production processes.

This hands on position provides an opportunity to lead and participate in cross functional teams challenged with developing and commercializing UHT beverage products. As a valuable technical resource the Food Scientist is also involved in maintaining and improving existing beverage products. The Food Scientist is a champion of the health benefits of almonds.

We are seeking a candidate with:

  • The ability to understand consumer and customer insights translating them into new products.
  • Hands on technical experience in developing and commercializing UHT low acid beverages.
  • Experience partnering with cross functional business teams to develop food/beverage products.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field.
  • 2+ years applicable UHT beverage product development experience.
  • Successful track record of new products.

Blue Diamond Growers is an EEO/AAP/E-Verify Employer. We conduct post offer drug test and background checks on all applicants.

Blue Diamond® Growers is the world's largest tree nut processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the cooperative celebrated its 101st anniversary in 2011. Blue Diamond® led the development of California's almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing. We continue to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for members of Blue Diamond® Growers.

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, approximately 3000 California almond growers deliver California almonds annually to their cooperative. The crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, and the sixth largest U.S. food export. The California crop is valued annually at over $2 billion dollars.

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