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Food Scientist – Buhl, ID


Posted Date:

13-Mar-2012 (MST)

Closing Date:

12-May-2012 (MST)


Product Development


Buhl, ID, US

Employment Type:

Full Time


Reports to the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing
and Global Supply Chain Development
Job Location is Buhl, Idaho
Salary Range: Competitive Salary

Job Summary
The Food Scientist reports to the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Global Supply Chain Development. This exempt, salaried position requires a hands-on individual with the ability to develop innovative food products and adapt them for production line execution. Clear Springs provides fresh and frozen food products to customers nationally. Clear Springs is a fully vertically integrated company that controls all aspects of its food business from inception to market.
Essential Functions
Responsible for Product Development
§ Manage Product Development strategies and objectives.
§ Work with senior management staff to develop strategies for short term and long range product line growth.
§ Develop, discuss and promote new product ideas.
§ Develop both new products for Clear Springs brands, as well as customer brands:
Ř Work with customers to develop and refine products to their specifications.
Ř Develop presentations to customers as needed.
Ř Travel with other Clear Springs staff to customer meetings/events; industry events as needed to demonstrate Clear Springs products to targeted audience.
§ Provide ideas and information with regard to market trends in the food industry.
§ Be actively involved in providing information to sales, marketing and operations with regard to culinary trends.
§ Perform other duties as assigned or needed.
§ Maintain department files and correspondence.
Communication/Customer Contact
§ Participate in discussion about confidential/sensitive matters.
§ Communicate with other employees and departments through written and oral interactions.
§ Develop and maintain customer and supplier contacts.
§ Communicate with all members of the Sales and Marketing group as needed.
§ Provide regular reports to Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Global Supply Chain Development.
§ Work in cooperation with all members of the Operations and Quality Assurance groups as needed.

Technical Requirements
§ Develop and Maintain Nutritional Specifications for Products.
§ Perform other duties as assigned or needed.
§ Involvement in industry/culinary associations such as RCA and ACF.

§ Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in food science.
§ Requires culinary experience and interest in food.
§ Requires previous management experience.
§ Manage multiple projects concurrently.
§ Requires two to five years of food science/culinary work experience.
§ Excellent interpersonal skills.
§ Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as rate, ratio, and percent; and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
§ Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
§ Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
§ Required to have advanced knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Power Point.
§ Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
§ Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
§ Independent decision making skills are necessary.
§ Ability to pass drug test.

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