Food Scientist (Entry Level)

Wauwatosa, WI

Posted: 11/27/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 504.18JF Pay Rate: 40,000 - 50,000

Food Scientist (Entry Level)

Seeking a high-energy, poised and confident individual to assist in the development of concepts, products and optimization projects through company’s vigorous consumer-driven R&D process.  The position will apply scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and utilization of foods by performing the following duties:

  • The successful candidate will be required to plan and conduct work requiring a mastery of specialized techniques or ingenuity in selecting and evaluating approaches to unforeseen or novel problems. May be asked to lead technically complex and multi-function project teams
  • Identify, evaluate and develop potential new product development opportunities. From bench-top samples to commercialized products, including COG, BOM, raw material & finished product specifications development
  • Applies an analytical approach to the solution of a wide variety of problems and assimilates the details and significance of various scientific analyses, procedures, and tests
  • Demonstrates initiative, creativity and thoroughness in the execution of complex projects
  • Plans and conducts independent research projects and participates in the development of project objectives
  • May lead cross-functional teams charged with the development of new business opportunities. Develop strong cross-functional relationships
  • Conducts new product research and development of foods
  • Contributes to the development of project strategies and recommends technical direction to management
  • Fully understands food standards, safety and sanitary regulations, and good manufacturing practices
  • Evaluates technical trends in their specific area of expertise or assignment, and makes recommendations for process or product improvements and identify opportunities for new or improved process or products
  • Conducts or supervises the testing of new products in test kitchen, the development of specific processing method in laboratory pilot plant and scaling products up in manufacturing facilities
  • Organize and direct sample development for sales presentations, consumer testing and food safety assurance
  • Maintains written technical documentation and product and process specifications as pertaining to R&D
  • Utilizes or directs internal (manufacturing, engineering, marketing, quality systems, procurement) and external (suppliers, consultants) functional experts to resolve issues
  • Assist in PR events, food shows and Sales presentations on key customer calls
  • Provide technical support / serves as product development contact for Sales, Customer and Operations
  • Oversees the samples hipped out and received by company
  • The position requires 1-2 years’ experience developing products within the food industry with both of these years’ working within a CPG organization
  • Strong interpersonal, project management and communication skills, and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong computer skills are necessary
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Food Science or related field required
  • 1-2 years’ experience in CPG field preferred

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

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