Sr. Applications Scientist - Soups, Sauces, Dressings

Bloomington, IL

Posted: 06/13/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 255.18MR Pay Rate: 50,000 - 60,000

Sr. Applications Scientist - Soups, Sauces, Dressings

The Sr. Applications Scientist - Soups, Sauces, Dressings will have the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluate ingredients for their suitability in food and beverage applications with respect to sensory, stability and processing
  • Provide feedback to ingredient experts on existing or new functional ingredients to optimize their performance
  • Formulate food and beverage prototypes using company ingredients to achieve specific consumer nutrition and flavor targets
  • Assist customers in the production of food and beverage products including attending plant trials, providing troubleshooting as needed
  • Participate in food and beverage application platforms team globally to share expertise and information across the company in order to drive more unique, high quality food and beverage applications
  • Work closely with sensory science department to generate data needed for marketing purposes and to understand flavor and texture changes in applications over shelf-life
  • Provide customers with training in the use of company ingredients in food and beverage systems through presentations and bench/pilot experimentation
  • Assist customers in product scale-up, partnering with co-manufacturing plants and food innovation incubators
  • Gain and maintain excellent knowledge of current food and beverage market related to ingredients and customer trends by working closely with company marketing groups and attending trade shows

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  255.18MR


  • BS in Food Science
  • 1-3 years, or MS with 1 year in industry, or multiple internships
  • Starch application knowledge and how they function
  • Must be willing to work on the bench actively developing / evaluating applications
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and ability to work and relate directly to individuals from food science, production, sales, marketing and commercial teams
  • Must be a team player and have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Provide formulation / production expertise to customers using company starch ingredients in these applications
  • This position requires approximately 20% travel
  • Very collaborative
  • Positive attitude
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills
  • Work as a part of AS&T (Applications Science & Technology) team to develop food and beverage applications
  • Approach challenges with a positive attitude and ability to quickly adapt to change

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  255.18MR

Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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