Beverage Scientist

Salt Lake City, UT

Posted: 01/29/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 12.24KO Pay Rate: 90,000 - 110,000 Experience:

Job Description

Beverage Scientist

Key responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Drive new product formulation and existing product improvement
  • Develop ways to improve, enhance and cost-optimize current or new products
  • Develop, expand and maintain a technology pipeline that feeds into the product development pipeline
  • Facilitate in the development + execution of new products, product reformulations, and supplier qualifications from bench to production scale; accurately define technology, new products, and reformulation projects
  • Create nutrition labels, ingredient statements, raw material costing, and validation; maintain product cost and design target reports; collect and evaluate supporting documentation for raw materials
  • Identify capabilities to provide current and future products / technologies; assess opportunities for improvement with product performance and expectations; maintain and share formulas and finished good specifications with customer R&D partners
  • Attend and conduct initial plant trials and production; monitor production process to observe new opportunities; present and discuss processes and equipment findings to leadership
  • Develop ingredients and process specifications; support Quality Assurance by ensuring finished product compliance
  • Partner cross-functionally to support commercialization of products that meet sensory, cost, and timing requirements
  • Participate in special projects and assignments, as required
  • Participate in all other miscellaneous and departmental tasks, as required
  • Attend departmental / cross-functional meetings

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

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Job Requirements

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Ability to operate chemical and analytical tools and laboratory equipment
  • Ability to acquire and adapt new commercialization technologies for successful product launches
  • Knowledge of nutrition science, ingredient functionality and product formulations (i.e., methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food, understanding of process science and how formulas must be amended to fit specific beverage manufacturers)
  • Knowledge of product formulation for RTD specifications
  • Must be able to travel approximately 25%

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

JO:  12.24KO

Meet Your Recruiter

Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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