Lead Scientist in San Francisco CA

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Lead Scientist
Job ID: 
San Francisco CA
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist, Formulator
Employment Type:
Full Time

Lead Scientist

Ideally, you have strengths in both product development on the benchtop, as well as expertise in processing technologies that support product optimization through all phases of development.

In order to be considered for this position, the candidate must have the following:

  • Technical strength with hands-on experience working in segment of RTD shakes and formulated clear beverages
  • Great at communicating the ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s’ on problem-solving and a passion for the business segment shows in your approach and execution
  • Lead by example, mentor those around you, make things happen.  Be self-directed in your work while realizing the importance of team


  • Identify and evaluate process technologies that support formulation optimization to provide roadmaps for co-manufacturing centers to manufacture RTD products at the gold standard
  • This position will demonstrate accountability working under the Sr. Manager for project success, by building partnerships with internal stakeholders and external resources to drive projects successfully to completion
  • Travel 20-30%

You should have good knowledge here:

  • RTD is a must-have
  • Dairy
  • Aseptic Processing
  • High Protein Shake Formulation
  • Team Leadership
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Cross Functional Collaboration
  • Concept to Commercialization experience with Co-Manufacturers

BS Food Science, Food Engineering, Biological Sciences, Engineering or similar disciplines

Preferred:  Advanced degree in a related field


  • 5 years in beverages – shakes, protein beverages or similar highly preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in industry – aseptic formulation, processing and packaging
  • Formulation expertise in RTD’s using ingredients in dairy, gums, stabilizers, clean label and non-GMO
  • Commercialization of products at co-manufacturing facilities
  • Collaboration with vendors / suppliers
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Cost analysis and ingredient optimization
  • Analytical and shelf life testing
  • Mentor junior level and communicate with production teams at co man’s when necessary
  • Roll up your sleeves attitude, lead by example!
  • Diversity in what you bring to the table, lift others up!
  • Infectious personality, bring enthusiasm and positive energy to a great team
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team environment through excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to excel in dynamic fast paced business environment, demonstrated ability to self-motivate and manage multiple priorities
  • Communicate technical details to business (effective translation of technical info to business language) to drive decision making
  • Travel 20-30%

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

JO:  96.21DW

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