Food Scientist

Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 03/28/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 136.19TS Pay Rate: 65,000 - 85,000

Food Scientist

This position will initiate, coordinate, and implement new product initiatives on new and existing products.  This position will help ensure R&D responsibilities are aligned with various areas of the business such as procurement, quality assurance, production, marketing, as well as suppliers and customers.  This position will create product formulation, scale-up, labeling, select raw materials, and more.  This position is responsible for all documentation for ideation to product launch and product maintenance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential functions of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to, those specifically identified in this description.  The position and its essential functions may change over time and these changes may not necessarily be reflected in the position description.  The Company may, at its sole discretion, add to, change, or expand the essential or marginal functions of this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize daily activities based on business priorities provided by R&D Director
  • Maintain accurate records of R&D materials, equipment and samples stored in all R&D areas according to established practices and procedures
  • Support and participate in plant line trials and production start-ups (including procurement of ingredients prior to trials)
  • Prepares samples for shipment to customers, delivers to Sales Department for shipping as directed by R&D Director
  • Monitor and maintain required inventory of commonly used laboratory supplies, small tools and raw materials according to established practices and procedures
  • Formulate and create bench top samples for presentation to inside and outside customers, while maintaining awareness of current plant process capabilities
  • Engaged in troubleshooting and recommendation / modifications to existing product formula’s and/or processes to improve productivity, quality, and/or product cost
  • Maintaining accurate laboratory and project work documentation
  • Supporting Sales and Marketing channels with customer presentations. This requires formal “customer facing” in a professional manner with a sound working knowledge of company products, processes, and capabilities
  • Maintain thorough lab records with instructions
  • Ability to represent the company when interacting with customers
  • Maintain clean and organized laboratory work environment including supplies inventory and maintenance, and routine cleaning
  • Responsible for selection and evaluation of raw materials
  • Responsible for interpretation of data from experiments / analyses, troubleshooting failures
  • Engages in sourcing and approval of new ingredients, while working with purchasing
  • Understands the development of nutritional information for product development
  • Responsible for creation of appropriate nutritional and label information
  • Creates data for product make up sheets, scaling sheets and finished product specifications (in association with QA)
  • Cost saving projects – Identify opportunities for cost savings and recommend projects to implement
  • Involved in research of cost saving ideas identified by other team members from all departments
  • Responsible for lab trials and plant trial process
  • Coordinate with production on trials for ingredient changes, replacement/substitutions, etc., as initiated by suppliers, or customer
  • Adhere to GMPs and Health and Safety rules as outlined in employee handbook
  • Use all prescribed personal protective equipment
  • Knowledge of GMP’s and HACCP Service oriented
  • Document and maintain up to date all formula’s in company format

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tamra Sanders at tsanders@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field and minimum 3 years relevant experience in food preparation / food industry (preferably in the confectionary industry)
  • Demonstrated leadership in one or more of the areas of R&D or QA
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with cross functional departments within the organization
  • Good problem solving, verbal, communication, and listening skills, excellent analytical and decision-making abilities; good presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task; detail oriented individual
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong in follow up – must catch every detail
  • Customer Service communication skills
  • Must work well in team-based environment as well as have the ability to work alone
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office Programs
  • Must be well motivated, self-starter, dependable
  • Responsible – high sense of ownership
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tamra Sanders at tsanders@cps4jobs.com.

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Tamra Sanders
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Tamra Sanders

Sr. Technical Recruiter/Food and Beverage 

Specialties: All Food and Beverage Industries positions including: Product Development, Research, Sensory, Nutrition, Culinary, Flavorist, Applications, Analytical, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Technical Service, Ingredients, and B2B Ingredient Sales.

Experience: I have 10+ years of experience in recruiting and the last 5 years in Food and Beverage. I partner with small and big Food and Beverage companies (CPG and Ingredient) throughout the US helping them secure GREAT employees.

 

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