Sr. Product Development Scientist - Bakery

Attica, NY

Posted: 01/25/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 19.24KG Pay Rate: 95,000 - 145,000 Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Product Development Scientist – Bakery

The Sr. PD Scientist will be responsible for planning and organizing research projects and overseeing younger scientists through the scale up and commercialization of products.  Contributing your technical knowledge to the betterment of the bakery team, your dough-rheology knowledge will be critical.  NPD and product maintenance will be for non-sweet breads such as baguettes and rolls.  This role will be an ideal chance to grow your career with a top company who has amazing benefits and relocation package.

Purpose Statement

  • Plans, organizes and conducts theoretical or applied scientific research, which contributes the technical knowledge and expertise necessary to commercialize and expand existing company business platforms. Analyzes research data and prepares detailed reports and presentations for R&D management and other key stakeholders.  Provides technical leadership and is a key contributor to initiatives in product / process development
  • Responsible for NPD, product maintenance and product improvement for assigned category. Collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure successful development and commercialization of new products, product improvement or cost reductions.  Conduct research and development activities concerned with dough rheology and baked product formulations in order to develop new products
  • Accountabilities require the ability to successfully partner with others cross-functionally through efficient, timely communication
  • Provides technical leadership and is a key contributor to initiatives in product / process development
  • Will have limited supervisory responsibilities

Key Accountabilities / Outcomes

  • Acts as a project leader, planning, managing and conducting research projects in product or process development or in specific area of expertise (microbiology, food chemistry, engineer). Establishes project methodology and timetables, identifies and organizes project team, coordinates other needed resources and monitors project progress
  • Provides guidance and day-to-day supervision to members on scientific project teams. Mentors associates within the R&D department by sharing technical knowledge and expertise and providing necessary training
  • Proposes new or innovative methods for using technology to resolve problems
  • Prepares and edits reports and regular updates, providing concise summaries of project work. Present project results and recommendations to various audiences including R&D associates, other company staff and interested external groups
  • Seeks centers of expertise or technology, inside and outside of the company, which may provide beneficial knowledge related to research activities. Communicates and shares expertise with others
  • Represents the company with outside vendors, suppliers, universities, associations and governmental agencies. Maintains confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support the company’s business objectives

**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

Knowledge/Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field (e.g., Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Engineering, etc.) with 8+ yeas industrial, applied research experience, in job-related field OR Master’s degree in Food Science or related field (e.g., Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Engineering, etc.) with 6+ years industrial, applied research experience, in job-related field
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven record of independently achieved accomplishments as demonstrated by: products / process / technological innovation and/or improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead others
  • Plans, organizes and conducts theoretical or applied scientific research, which contributes the technical knowledge and expertise necessary to commercialize and expand existing company business platforms. Analyzes research data and prepares detailed reports and presentations for R&D management and other key stakeholders
  • Mentors associates within the R&D department by sharing technical knowledge and expertise and providing necessary training. May have limited supervisory responsibilities
  • 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.)
  • Interfaces frequently with various internal and external groups within industry
  • Travels regularly, up to 25% of the time

**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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