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Food Scientist(

Job Number:

V_053546)

Unposting Date

: Dec-27-2012, 9:59:59 PM

Schedule

: Full-time

Primary Location

: United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs

Shift

: Day Job

Job

: Research/Development

Travel

: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Description

Food Scientist
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

 

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

The Food Scientist is responsible for assisting Senior Product Developers in ice cream innovations and cost savings projects. Position is entry level however will allow you to learn all aspects of ice cream processing, water ice processing and producing samples on a daily basis. This role will also assist in organizing or conducting appropriate analytical, microbiology and sensory testing. The Food Scientist will work side by side with development team on the bench and in the pilot plant. Will conduct trials in the pilot plant along side or independently depending on their level of experience.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for Food Science and Food Product Development and Processing Development. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years previous experience or will have done internships or have been part of co-op programs at a Consumer Goods company.

Product Development Scientist with 1-3 years Food Science experience with a BS degree in Food Science. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for food and culinary understanding. Frozen Food experience will be a bonus. A proven innovation track record being able to demonstrate bench top, pilot plant and factory experience is a must. Dairy science or ice cream experience is not necessary but a plus.

Person must have excellent written and oral communication with a strong ability to work in a team environment. Must be flexible to work and support multiple innovation and quality control process related issues.

The ideal candidate must be able to work with all types of ingredients including wheat, dairy, soybean and all types of nuts.

Competencies:
Passion for Growth - Must have love ice cream! Share Happy!
Breakthrough Thinking - Must demonstrate ability to engineer and solve issues with new ideas.
Adapting to Change - Must be willing to handle multiple projects assisting Sr Product Developers. He/she must work on bench, pilot plant and in factories and change project priorities accordingly.
Team Commitment - Must be able to work in a team environment and must have demonstrated processing leadership within current projects.

15-20% travel.

Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

 

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