Scientist / Sr. Scientist (Team Lead)

Hawthorne, CA

Posted: 09/18/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 411.18KO Pay Rate: 85,000 - 130,000

Scientist / Sr. Scientist (Team Lead)

Seeking a dynamic Food Scientist who is passionate about creating quality food products.  The position is within the Research & Development department and reporting to the VP of Research & Development.  There is vast room for growth at company where they aim to ignite the world through amazing products.

The Food Scientist performs a wide variety of technical tasks in support of specific new or existing products, working in conjunction with R&D and Manufacturing Partners.  These tasks are highly specific and usually require the use of quantitative methods and the application of technical judgment to assist in the development and commercialization of new products or to troubleshoot problems with existing manufacturing, formulation, or other technical issues.  Project management role is to keep new launches on track.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Development Management
    • Lead team of developers to create, manufacture, and launch new innovation projects
    • Educate all team members on fundamentals of Food Science
    • Work cross functionally to support product development
    • Manage a team of 3-5 direct reports
  • Project Management
    • Work as part of cross-departmental international team
    • Manage with suppliers to manage product development, scale up, and optimization of products
    • Work directly with developers to optimize product development output
    • Operate against pre-determined timelines and goals to successfully meet corporate objectives
  • Engineering
    • Assist in managing scale ups, manufacturing changes, and other on site at the manufacture
    • Define, create, and implement targets for reproducibility of manufacture
    • Attend / support trials for new products
    • Work against COGs budget to find savings in formulation, manufacturing, and process
    • Trouble shoot lab to plant issues, make suggestions for improvement
    • Travels to suppliers to conduct audits, development, and testing. Participate in planning, monitoring and documenting plant trials for successful commercialization of new products
    • Keep accurate records of lab work, documentation of ingredients used, and formulation modifications
  • Product Scientist
    • Develop and formulate to meet pre-determined goals
    • Enter value data into database that contains all applicable information of raw ingredients, blends, and formulas that go into products
    • Verifies label accuracy for all products, existing and new
    • Critically evaluates food products to help determine palatability, consumer appeal, and functionality
    • Evaluate new ingredients and new suppliers
    • Create new processes and products to enhance IP portfolio

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at kosullivan@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • MS or PhD in Food Science or Nutritional Field
  • Co-Manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Direct experience with bars and baked good a must
  • 5-15 years’ experience in Food Science or related field
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of commonly used lab instruments (e.g. balance/scales, calipers, etc.)
  • Familiarity with basic statistical tests
  • Must have the ability to work cross functionally, build relationships and excel in a team environment

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at kosullivan@cps4jobs.com.

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Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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