R&D Sr. Scientist

Lombard, IL

Posted: 01/07/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 3.19MR Pay Rate: 90,000 - 100,000

R&D Sr. Scientist

The R&D Sr. Scientist position will appeal to individuals who enjoy the challenge of leading in the creation and commercialization of new and improved/modified artisanal alternative plant protein products.  The individual will need to be self-motivated, team oriented, enjoy a fast-paced environment, dogged in their pursuit of the end goal and capable of bringing creative approaches to the resolution of the broad array of challenges with which they will be confronted.  He or she must also enjoy both hands on and a management nature in the job, that will require involvement in both pilot and plant activities with team members.  A passion for food science and technology together with that ability to translate theory to practice are critical.  Position responsibilities to include:

  • To provide strategic process improvement leadership to the organization. This will include the development of process improvement plans that utilize best practices in product development, research and technology, and are based on understanding, anticipating and meeting customer needs
  • Working with vendors to identify, test and support the commercialization of new equipment
  • Leading the organization and developing the capabilities to best meet future consumer needs with innovative, consumer-demanded products
  • Cultivate external resources and suppliers to identify new technologies, processes, ingredients, etc.
  • Execute and coordinate all new equipment and process improvement within facilities
  • Coach and develop Research Development and Technology team members
  • Manage national product standards within all processing facilities to establish world class standards for consistency
  • Work closely with Operations, QA, Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Finance, Purchasing and other functional staff
  • There will be approximately 50% travel in this position

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

JO:  3.19MR



  • Post-secondary education in Food Science, Nutrition or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of successive product development or related experience in the food processing industry
  • Excellent analytical, strategic, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Pro-active and performance driven individual
  • Must have a bias for action, be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail and results oriented
  • Team player with strong consumer and customer orientation
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%

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

JO:  3.19MR



Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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