Sr. Food Scientist

Collinsville, OK

Posted: 02/21/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 68.23DW Pay Rate: 75,000 - 100,000 Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Food Scientist

The Senior Food Scientist will plan and design experiments, coordinate research and development projects, evaluates results, and provide recommendations to management.  A high degree of product and food processing knowledge is required and the ability to work with a broad variety of functional groups with the company.

  • As a food scientist, you will formulate from benchtop to commercialization: both new sweet bakery products as well as innovating existing, with new flavors, sweeteners, and ingredient profiles for a variety of hand-held that can be positioned to obtain new customers in both QSR and CPG retail space
  • Additional the company has recently gone into the savory baked goods space for a variety of met protein pot pies, and other savory pastry products
  • The manager is seeking someone that will lead product development efforts with passion for new projects and products that align with goals in growth and revenue
  • Customer facing, showing your passion for product, you enjoy being the extension of R&D to sales, marketing, and customers. Enthusiasm to showcase new ideation
  • You are a great fit if you are knowledgeable about flour-based products, pastry fillings, ingredient functionality, food processing equipment, new product development and core product improvement processes. Savor baked products are also good
  • You will research, plan, and design experiments, coordinate research and development projects, evaluates results, and provides recommendations to management. Project assignments are complex, involving a high degree of product and food processing knowledge

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

JO:  68.23DW

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Food Science or similar, MS encouraged to apply
  • 3-10 years of experience in research and development in the foodservice industry, bakery product category preferred
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint. Ability to quickly learn and master new technologies
  • Excellent follow-up skills, demonstrated experience in problem solving and achieving Win/Win solutions
  • Ability to travel required: 20-25%
  • Uses market research to drive all new product development efforts
  • Uses sensory data in new product development efforts, when appropriate
  • Provides technical services to Operations to help ensure operational quality. Facilitates training of in-process staff on functionality of ingredients, process parameters, etc.
  • Creates testing plans with detailed timelines on all assigned projects and shares regular updates with Project Management
  • Thoroughly documents all testing activities to contribute to the knowledge base of the R&D Team and minimize duplication of effort
  • Effective interpersonal relationships and the ability to successfully collaborate on a cross-functional team
  • A passion that fuels engagement within and beyond departmental lines. Believes and acts with conviction that people and customers are wildly important
  • Self-motivated, driven and requires little supervision
  • Challenges the obvious and looks for more profound and potent understand of consumer / customer behavior
  • Positive, innovative, solution-based approach
  • Confident in challenging existing processes and developing better methods
  • Understands, agrees and believes in the Philosophies of the company
  • Understands role in integrating and executing the 4 strategic objectives of the company: Customers are Wildly Important, People are Wildly Important, Business Improvement and Smart Fun Growth
  • Understands and commits to “act like an owner” and takes action to achieve overall success of the entire enterprise
  • Engages in Courageous Conversations for improvement of the organization

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

JO:  68.23DW

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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