Pet R&D Product Development Scientist in OH

CPS, Inc. (Consumer Products Laboratory Division)
Pet R&D Product Development Scientist
Job ID: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist, Research Technician
Employment Type:
Full Time

Pet R&D Product Development Scientist

The R&D Scientist is responsible for developing product designs and formulations that deliver solutions against the identified unmet consumer needs and business priorities. The incumbent will leverage technical expertise and scientific method thinking skills to bring together consumer needs and product possibilities to both winning, and creative innovation, as well as product improvement and maintenance. He/she will lead several RoadMap projects within Pet Snacks as well as capability projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and lead formulation development of new technologies and product innovation that delivers against the consumer need and design criteria
  • Develop and run (in partnership with Process Lab / Pilot Plant / Plant) experimental designs to test hypotheses in the areas of sensory / palatability, stability, and other key technical project deliverables
  • Communicate results, key learnings, and recommendations. Author or contribute to technical proposals, summaries, presentations, and project reports. Maintain technical documentation (e.g., laboratory notebooks and invention records)
  • Lead project or functional teams, as needed to proactively meet project needs / timing
  • Keep abreast of new ingredients and technologies as well as patent art in and beyond the existing category
  • Actively collaborate and partner with team members, both internal and external to R&D, to develop key tasks and project plans for timely completion of goals

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS Degree or higher in Science (e.g., Food Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Packaging, Nutrition), Technology (e.g., Engineering Technology), or Engineering (Chemical, Food, Biomedical, etc.)
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in Research & Development is required
  • Pet Food and/or Snacks formulation and product development experience is highly desired
  • Experience with food processes, e.g., extrusion, thermal processing, or baking is a plus
  • Experience with commercial formulation software such as Concept 5 a plus

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

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