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28 Aug 2019

West Coast Senior Scientist – California

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #35474

A well-established food manufacturer is searching for a Senior Scientist to join their team in CA. The Senior Scientist will be creative, experienced and advanced in food and beverages technology.  He/she will be responsible for ideation, product and process development and product improvement. They will provide technical plant-based insight and expertise.  They must have excellent organization and communication skills and adapt to team-work environment.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides high technical expertise in developing and leading multiple natural beverage, ingredient and food projects with a focus on functional ingredients and plant-based solutions
  • Provides ingredients, nutrition, specifications and cost estimates for products
  • Plans projects, develops timetables and provides interim status reports
  • Interacts with Marketing, Procurement, Manufacturing, QA and other functions to ensure proper project execution
  • Stays current with new science and technology and applies internally
  • Provides technical expertise and communicates technical progress for assigned projects
  • Plans, organizes and leads experiments in the laboratory, pilot plant, plant trials and commercialization
  • Creates and maintains formulations, specifications, processes, and testing procedures
  • Records, compiles and analyzes test results and writes report
  • Understands product cost drivers and opportunities for improvements  

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor, Master, or Ph. D degree in Food Science, Food Technology or relevant field
  • 7-15 years of food industry experience, depending on degree, in developing food products
  • Knowledge of food: chemistry, rheology, composition, analysis, processes and regulations
  • Sound education and technical skills and good relevant industrial experience
  • Thorough knowledge of ingredient functionality, beverage formulation, and its relationship to process and packaging
  • Keen sense of taste & ability to develop great tasting products

                 Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, 401K, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: QA, QC, Food Safety, R&D. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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