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Senior Scientist – California
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
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