The Food Scientist will be responsible for managing research and development projects involving: new product and process development, production trials, least-cost formulation, product/process improvement, technical sales support, etc. Product area responsibilities will include dry extruded, baked, snacks/treats, and canned foods.
The Food Scientist will demonstrate strong project management skills on research and development projects as assigned.
Actively participate as a key contributor to new products development.
Formulate dry extruded, baked, snacks/treats, and canned pet foods according to defined parameters.
Oversee/conduct plant trials on assigned projects at various production facilities. Trouble-shoot and resolve production and product quality issues experienced at the plant level.
Work effectively on multidisciplinary teams within the company and with external customers and suppliers to accomplish project objectives.
Provide technical sales support.
Comprehend and apply food science and nutritional principles effectively in project work.
Prepare and issue specifications for new ingredients and finished products.
Skills &Requirements: BS in Food Science, Animal Science, Nutrition, or equivalent required. 5 years’ experience in pet food, food science, or related field preferred. Experience in successfully bringing new, innovative products to market.
Demonstrated knowledge of ingredient functionality and food manufacturing processes.
Strong communication and project management skills.
Creativity and problem-solving ability.
Collect and interpret data and make recommendations.
Experience with working effectively in a plant environment preferred.
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