Senior Commercialization Scientist

Fruit Cove, FL

Posted: 02/27/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 55.24DW Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Senior Commercialization Scientist

The Sr. Commercialization Scientist is a new role based on growth that will be a key figure and point person both in the R&D facility as well as in co-manufacturing facilities to facilitate testing and troubleshooting on processing.  A candidate with benchtop and pilot plant experience to manufacturing commercialization at the plant level working cross-functionally with plant personnel is ideal.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Determine commercialization needs for new R&D initiatives and translate them into manufacturing processed based on Co-Man’s capabilities
  • Create manufacturing documents and review with cross-functional team members to assure that all information has been captured accurately
  • Successfully execute scale up of new products from benchtop to production level by partners with the company cross functional and Co-Man’s teams
  • Provide support to Sales team members with customer documentation and samples from initial commercialization runs. Be a pivotal technical support resource on new products in the commercialization process
  • Capture observations and findings from initial commercialization runs. Review findings with cross-functional teams and prepare a summary report as part of project transition from commercialization to QA as a fully commercialized operational product
  • Monitor status of active commercialization projects and assess critical milestones to successfully complete project in an allotted timeframe
  • Assess production concerns through benchtop and pilot scale testing
  • Evaluate approved product formula with the guidance of R&D to learn key product attributes and address any potential hurdles from commercialization process
  • Coordinate with R&D, QA, and Supply Chain to ensure accurate information is published to the customer and the manufacturing facility
  • Manage product approval process internally and with customers

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

JO:  55.24DW

Job Requirements

Requirements of this Position:

  • This is an in-office role
  • Bachelor’s degree in food science or related field
  • Live by the Company’s Core Value Blocks: You must be Bold, a Leader, Open-minded, Creative, Knowledgeable, and Selfless
  • 5+ years of experience from product development to scale up in the manufacturing environment is required
  • Experience with dairy product formulation and scale up is a plus
  • Requires an organized thought process to all steps of the commercialization process. Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time.  Strong project management skills needed
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively across multiple departments
  • Ability to use technical data and resources during scale up on manufacturing environment to troubleshoot manufacturing challenges impacting finished product quality
  • Must be able to understand the needs of the project and utilize resources in all departments to bring project to completion
  • Has the ability to guide team members and influence decision making
  • Up to 60% domestic travel may be required
  • This role does not have direct reports

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

JO:  55.24DW

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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About Fruit Cove, FL

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