Product Development Scientist III - Protein

Rochester, NY

Posted: 09/23/2022 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 933D.22KG Experience:

Job Description

Product Development Scientist III – Protein

The Product Development Scientist will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • With guidance, execute medium to high complexity product and process development activities from concept to commercialization. Accurately identifies project requirements applying the right production capability, ingredients, formulation, and design to match customer needs, product specifications, and financial targets
  • Conducting internal sensory evaluations, product applications, and shelf life / stress testing to determine acceptability of prototypes and competitive products for customers and consumers
  • Follow established guidelines and protocol, scientific approach and statistical analysis in product development, plant trials, plant startups, sensory, shelf-life stability studies, capability studies, and specifications development
  • Provide technical support to resolve medium to high complexity production and quality issues, identifying root cause, develop and implement solutions including training QA / Operations personnel on findings within assigned product category
  • Support an environment that fosters innovation by continually introducing ideas and product concepts for new products, quality improvements, and productivity and facilitate calculated risk taking
  • Support the development and implementation of raw material strategy in collaboration with supply chain group and external vendors for differentiated new product performance and quality or cost reduction
  • With guidance, develop raw material strategy in collaboration with supply chain group and external vendors for differentiated new product performance and quality
  • Provide technical and business risk assessment / perspectives related to new product development and technical brand stewardship activities
  • Leads, trains and mentors’ technicians. Provides technical advice to others within specialty

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

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Job Requirements

Technical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemical/Food/Biological/Mechanical or related field with 4 years food product and/or process development and project management experience from concept through commercialization OR M.S. Food Science, Chemical/Food/Biological/Mechanical Engineer or related field with 2 years food product and/or process development from concept through commercialization OR PhD Food Science, Chemical/Food/Biological/Mechanical Engineer or related field
  • Demonstrated experience to independently apply technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques, interpret data through sound experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in leading multiple high complexity projects within assigned product category in a cross functional environment while delivering significant results
  • Solid understanding of food systems, ingredients, packaging, and processing interactions, experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated experience to deal with ambiguity and can comfortably manage risks, changing priorities, and uncertainty
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work across functions and influence both above and below level
  • Proficient project management skills
  • Solid PC proficiency (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and the ability to create spreadsheets, computer analysis, report writing. Proficient with relevant software tools (e.g., PLM, etc.)
  • Ability to use database, presentation and project management software beneficial
  • Travels regularly, up to 30%. Under special circumstances (e.g., plant start-ups) may be away from the Home Office for an extended duration
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment

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

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