Sr. R&D Scientist, Meat

Columbus, OH

Posted: 06/11/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 171.24KK Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Sr. RD Scientist, Meat
The R&D group is responsible for developing products from concept to commercialization. The Senior RD Scientist, Meat plays a key role in delivering excellence in product development and production quality execution to ensure flavor, functionality and innovation. In addition to developing products, this role must bring meat expertise to support the product development team with meat ingredient selection, purchasing, and reformulation.

• Lead development of new and existing formulas across our frozen food products, while delivering on quality, cost, and commercialization expectations with minimal supervision
• Serve as the meat expert for the R&D team, providing meat science knowledge to other technologists/scientists during product development process
• Strong knowledge of scientific process and application of experimental design in product development
• Partner with meat Purchasing team and external suppliers to reformulate existing ingredients
• Agility in delivering exceptional product quality on aggressive timelines. A sense of urgency with high quality output is essential to the success of this position
• Strong understanding of ingredient functionality, food/meat science, breading and batters
• Ability to translate internal, consumer and customer direction into products that meet the financial, flavor, and functionality goals
• Uphold best practices for bench top development, formulations, and lab standards
• Strong professional integrity and ethics
• Work closely with Regulatory and Labeling & Specifications teams to ensure all regulatory, nutritional, labeling goals are achieved through development
• Collaborate with Commercialization and Operation teams to ensure an efficient translation of product formulas to production facilities
• 20-40% travel required to production facilities and customer presentations
**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at
JO: 171.24KK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:
• 3-8 years of product development and/or commercialization experience with a meat products company
• BS Degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Engineering (Food/Process/Chemical) or related field, MS preferred
• Frozen food manufacturing experience is a plus
**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

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Sam Kovacevic
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