Product Development Scientist

Allentown, PA

Posted: 07/09/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 297.18KO Pay Rate: 80,000 - 90,000

Product Development Scientist

The Product Development Scientist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop product prototypes on the bench, establish data and make technical case for product feasibility
  • Be the hands-on technical expert on the functionality and benefits of the food ingredients being promoted by the company
  • Equip sales teams with essential product knowledge by conducting technical training sessions
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to develop product concepts and formulate prototypes for proof of concept
  • Convert customer needs into technical project concepts, and conduct application research to provide solution options
  • Build cross-functional work relationships with the colleagues as well as customers and producers
  • Follow established technical report writing formats to document project reports
  • Conduct in house sensory and shelf life studies as part of technical feasibility of high priority products
  • Effectively communicate product ideas and technical test results with project teams and leadership during internal project meetings and with the customers
  • Manage the food lab, document and order inventory as needed
  • Write and document equipment and product development SOPs and follow food GMP practices

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

JO:  297.18KO


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science
  • 3-5 years of hands-on product development experience with food CPG companies
  • Experience working in and, preferably, managing food lab operations
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative team orientated environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to interact and collaborate successfully with all levels and functional areas
  • Preferred product experience: Baked goods, beverage, confection, formed meats, dairy, meat analogue, RTE foods, frozen foods, sauces and dressings, nutrition bars
  • Understanding of current better-for-you food trends, including GMO free, organic, clean label, natural, gluten free, vegan
  • Knowledge and experience formulating with food additives (proteins, starches, hydrocolloids, binders, sweeteners, colorants, flavors, acidulants, nutrients, bulking agents, preservatives, fats
  • Travel as necessary (10-15%)

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

JO:  297.18KO



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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