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Career Opportunities: Food Scientist - Margin Enhancement, Frozen R&D (Parsippany, NJ) (9201)

Req Id 9201 - Posted 12/23/2013

 

In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands.  Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine.  We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades.  Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees.  We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 10 of the 12 major categories in which they compete.  Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® and Vlasic® Farmer's Garden® shelf-stable pickles, Wish-Bone® and Western® salad dressings, Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups, Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Duncan Hines®, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fruit fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces.  Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Freshlike® frozen vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged frozen meals, Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrées, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Lender's® frozen and refrigerated bagels, and Celeste® frozen pizza.  Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® kettle style potato chips, Erin's® popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® snacks in addition to our food service and private label businesses.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Food Scientist is responsible for performing product development work to meet project objectives supporting margin enhancement initiatives.  May be asked to perform multiple, simultaneous projects.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Execute tests using recognized procedures.

·        Learn and utilize the on-line specification system.

·        Maintain accurate and complete records.

·        Develop product development skills.

·        Demonstrates a working knowledge of plant processes and facilities.

·        Interprets results and develops an understanding of how to translate to possible solutions

·        Begins developing relationships and an understanding of other functional departments

·        Requires frequent travel (25-40%), commercial flights and driving a company or rental automobile four to eight hours as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, this executive must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

·        Demonstrated technical competence

·        Demonstrated motivated self-confidence and creative problem solving skills

·        Ability to communicate technical information

·        Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic extended workdays and weekends

·        Numerous extended workdays, including weekends, at headquarters

·        Ability to operate equipment after receiving training and physically lift up to 60 pounds on a limited basis.

 

EDUCATION:

·        A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in food science or similar discipline.

 

EXPERIENCE:

·        Minimum of three to five years of food product development experience is preferred.

·        Experience in hydrocolloids chemistry, meat, cereal science or seafood preferred.

·        Project management skills preferred.

 

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:

·        Understanding of the sciences, specifically a knowledge of food ingredients and recipes

·        Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment

·        Good time management skills

·        Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

Pinnacle Foods Group is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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