Senior Food Scientist

Thornton, CO

Posted: 04/10/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 102.24JF Pay Rate: 75,000 - 90,000 Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Senior Food Scientist

Our client is currently looking for a Senior Food Scientist to join our team based in CO.  This individual will ensure new items are built and launches successfully, existing items are documented accurately and act as a liaison between Culinary Team, Production, Sales, Finance, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain.  The Sr. Food Scientist needs to understand the business needs, design, and execute tests, analyze data, draw conclusions, communicate results and commercialize products.  Will drive technical projects to meet business initiatives focusing on new product development, quality improvement and cost improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and implement innovative, practical applications and modification of ingredients, formulations, and process
  • Provide project leadership in the development in conjunction with the Culinary team and commercialization of new products, product improvement, and cost savings
  • Work on multiple interdisciplinary projects, setting direction, developing and implementing plans, identifying and organizing project teams, coordinate resources to achieve goals, and lead all communication within and outside of organization
  • Design and execute experiments, analyze, and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations for specific projects
  • Provide and communicate technical and business risk assessment and perspective
  • Develop process specifications, ensuring training and transfer of specification knowledge to QA and Operations
  • Research and gain thorough understanding and knowledge of emerging technologies in product and ingredient technologies
  • Support Operations and QA to resolve ingredient, formula, process issues and manage product/process changes
  • Provide technical support with Culinary team on product information and process capability
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams on implementing new products, new equipment or new processes
  • Provide formula and process specifications on bench working with culinary team and translating that to on floor processes and support to assure smooth rollouts of new products, equipment and/or processes
  • Support the process design and review on new capability expansion, cost enhancement, and/or process improvement opportunities
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives that enhance the new product development process by; actively participating in and encouraging continuous improvement to enhance our win rate, reduce our costs, improve our product scale up and expedite our speed to market

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

JO:  102.24JF

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Degree in Food Science / Food Engineering with a strong functional Baking Science background (minimum 5 years bakery / food development / manufacturing experience)
  • Experience in baking, pastry arts, R+D and Food / Baking Science
  • Experience with leading new products through concept, prototyping and commercialization within a manufacturing environment
  • Recipe / Formulation and raw material knowledge / experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), SharePoint, ERP systems
  • Strong bench work skills with the ability to execute solutions rapidly (DOE)
  • Self-directed with initiative; responsible for managing own projects and ensuring all timelines are met or exceeded
  • Ability / willingness to work off hours or extended amounts of time during product scale ups
  • Ability / willingness to travel up to 30% of the time

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

JO:  102.24JF

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