Consumer Products Sr. Scientist / Technical Lead

Wauwatosa, WI

Posted: 06/11/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 269.19KO Pay Rate: 70,000 - 95,000

Job Description

Consumer Products Sr. Scientist / Technical Lead

Function as a key product development scientist responsible for development of dry blends for Nutritional products category.  Provide technical guidance and work prioritization for product development and innovation efforts.  Serve as a technical resource for company strategy development and cross-functional initiatives.  Ensure all job activities are done in a manner that supports personnel safety, food safety, and quality standards. 


Delivering Customer Excellence

  • Provide technical expertise and serve as a resource in areas such as product and process development and optimization, consumer packaging configuration, sensory evaluation, ingredient functionality and interactions, and quality validation
  • Own product development and project execution for designated key accounts
  • Identify suppliers for new raw materials, ensuring quality, taste and labeling requirements are met, and compliance to regulatory and labeling specifications is achieved
  • Establish the QA specifications and blend instructions for each product formula
  • Attend first-run productions for new products and consult with operations personnel on recommendations for efficient manufacturing and first-pass quality of product formulas
  • Consult with consumer product packaging team to deliver on customer standards for product quality
  • Consult with Sales and the customer as required for successful project execution
  • Follows documented procedures for CRM system and Commercialization Process, and recommends continual improvements to procedures and processes
  • Support customer engagement programs through development of on-trend prototypes and participation in ideation and marketing programs
  • Collaborate with Sales to establish constructive working relationships between Consumer Products scientists and customers
  • Validate new technologies in application and processing, and develop concepts and prototypes to demonstrate innovation and technology advancements
  • Lead and participate in company strategic initiatives and cross-functional teams
  • Implement Best Practices for continual improvement and efficiencies

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

JO:  269.19KO

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related field; Master’s/PhD degree preferred
  • 5+ years of previous experience in food product development across a broad range of food products
  • Experience working with Operations is a major plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-directed, enthusiastic, and passionate about customers
  • Works well in cross-functional team environment
  • Able to focus on achieving the company’s strategic goals
  • A good mentor who shares knowledge openly and naturally, and encourages others to do so
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Works efficiently in a general business environment as well as a lab environment
  • Focus on high levels on quality and customer service

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

JO:  269.19KO

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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