Senior Food Scientist in Austin MN

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Senior Food Scientist
Job ID: 
Austin MN
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist
Employment Type:
Full Time

Senior Food Scientist

Proactively lead the development of new products, cost savings, and quality improvements for cultured dairy products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively lead the development, optimization, and commercialization of cultured dairy products
  • Originate technical plan to achieve project charter objectives (cost, quality, time)
  • Incorporate market research insights to create products that delight consumers
  • Evaluate competitive products to ensure prototypes are comparable or better
  • Procure raw materials and technical information needed for product and label development
  • Create cost formulas that meet business unit objectives
  • Create batching procedures and process flow diagrams that successfully scale up in manufacturing facilities
  • Lead pilot plant development, production trials, and commercialization
  • Create specifications that achieve consistent finished product quality
  • Record test procedures and observations
  • Lead product evaluations and interpret shelf-life results
  • Lead technical input and implement recommendations
  • Determine technical risks and implement contingency plans
  • Communicate project results with senior leadership
  • Document and proactively improve research processes
  • Train and mentor fellow R&D teammates
  • Pursue technical applications related to future company needs
  • Travel 25% (all upper Midwest and Regional)

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science (or comparable field of expertise) with at least 8 years of relevant work experience
  • MS in Food Science (or comparable field of expertise) with at least 6 years of relevant work experience
  • PhD in Food Science (or comparable field of expertise) with at least 4 years of relevant work experience

Required Minimum Qualifications
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical Knowledge – In depth technical knowledge of cultured dairy products
  • Problem Solving – Expert problem solver, provide solutions to a wide range of complex problems by applying advanced knowledge and extensive experience
  • Project Leadership – Proficient, results oriented project leader with ability to leverage consumer insights and technical capabilities to commercialize complex new products, cost savings, and quality improvements
  • Customer Focus – Understands and anticipates internal/external customers business needs and continually searches for ways to exceed customer expectations
  • Communication – Excellent interpersonal communication skills to network, develop trust, and build relationships, with technical and business partners
  • Productivity – Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and changing priorities
  • 25% Travel (all upper Midwest and Regional)

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

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