Scientist / Manager / Sr. Manager

Addison, IL

Post Date: 06/15/2018 Job ID: 268.18MR Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Pay Rate: 85,000 - 120,000

Scientist / Manager / Sr. Manager

Due to their growth, they are currently looking to expand their Research and Development Department and are searching for a motivated and enthused individual.  This role will lead specialty protein and sauce product development; develop new formulas, processing procedures and specifications for new products, product enhancements and cost reductions.  Must show creativity and expertise in developing meat and sauce formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new and reformulated products, and serving as a technical meat resource by making recommendations and providing guidance to other areas within the organization, including manufacturing, quality, etc.  They are looking for technical skill set and cultural fit; therefore able to offer one of three titles which will reflect the candidate’s experience.

  • Lead multiple meat and sauce development projects, both new products and improvements of current products, through application of sound meat science techniques
  • Assume technical leadership of assigned projects from concept development through successful commercialization. Recommend new product concept to take to development
  • Investigate for product and process challenges, provide creatives solutions using sound scientific techniques and data-based decision making to solve challenges in development and commercialization
  • Work closely with other departments (Operations, Maintenance, Quality, Purchasing) to determine equipment, materials and processes necessary to produce products to maximize capacity and optimize quality and differentiation; Key partner to Food Science Team
  • Identify and complete technical study of ingredients, suppliers, co-packers relevant to meeting project objectives and company standards
  • Assure technically sound sensory panels are conducted for product development, shelf-life studies, improving/maintaining present products and competitive testing
  • Identify and make recommendations for process improvements using scientific technique, design experimentation to improve formulation, process or equipment to deliver finished bakery products that meet defined internal and external customer parameters
  • Maintain current technical knowledge in meat/food production regulations, new ingredients, processes and equipment through trade publications, food shows and technical representatives; maintain working knowledge of USDA, FDA and other relevant regulations
  • Familiarize and evaluate competitive products in the marketplace to determine market opportunities for new products and application recommendations for current products
  • Provide raw material information and formula to regulatory personnel to create nutritional and products analysis, and nutritional fact panels
  • Work with Operations and Accounting regarding the setting of standards for yields, efficiencies and throughputs
  • Contribute to the development of SOP’s and product training

**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.

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Requirements:

  • BS/MS degree in Meat Science/Food Science or related area with at least 5 years of experience in USDA
  • Proven success as Development Scientist in a range of USDA products
  • Experience working with Esha Genesis or equivalent nutritional program is a plus
  • Experience in food manufacturing environment desirable
  • In-depth experience in ingredient, flavors and their functionalities
  • Experience in vendor/supplier contact for ingredients selection desirable
  • Strong technical knowledge; good organizational skills
  • Ability to establish credibility with others
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills at all organizational levels
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

**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.

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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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