Sr. Scientist

Miami, OH

Posted: 04/17/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 113.24DW Pay Rate: 110,000 - 125,000 Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Scientist

As one of the lead scientists on the team, the Sr. Scientist will conduct benchtop formulation, innovation, plant trials, cost savings, ingredients review, and formulation maintenance.  Be a key figure in the lab and as R&D leader at the 2 Ohio plants (this person will travel as required to perform trial runs in the plant).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support the product categories manufactured in our plants (dairy, dips, seafood dips and sauces, dessert puddings)
  • Primary responsibilities for this position include the execution of assigned new product development, quality improvement, and cost optimization in the area of dairy, desserts, seafood and other product categories as assigned
  • Use your culinary passion and trends knowledge to design new products from benchtop to plant in our dairy, plant-based or seafood dips and desserts categories. Be able to showcase products at tradeshows
  • Work in close cooperation with Sales and Marketing to present innovative products to customers and drive customer focused development
  • Collaborate with cross-functional departments to commercialize new products
  • Identify and lead process and formulation improvements in our Ohio based product categories (dairy, seafood, desserts)
  • Collaborate and provide technical support to customers, Purchasing and Operation teams
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance team on production protocols, product shelf-life studies and ingredient qualifications
  • Provide coaching to junior team members

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

JO:  113.24DW

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Food Science. 8-10 years’ experience in the food industry in Research & Development with experience in Dairy, Desserts, Dips.  Refrigerated is ideal, or work in dairy and aseptic
  • Proven track record of successful product development from concept to commercialization required
  • Good understanding of formulating refrigerated products a plus
  • Knowledge of Genesis is a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently and work independently
  • Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication
  • Personal leadership and customer focus a must
  • Travel about 20% - day trips, occasional overnight if warranted

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

JO:  113.24DW

Meet Your Recruiter

Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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