Sr. Food Scientist in Atlanta GA

CPS, Inc. (Consumer Products Laboratory Division)
Title: 
Sr. Food Scientist
Date: 
09/15/2021
Job ID: 
147.21JF
Location: 
Atlanta GA
Degree: 
B.S./B.A.
Salary: 
Not Specified
Relocation: 
No
Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist, R&D/Product Dev Manager, Research Technician
Employment Type:
Full Time

Sr. Food Scientist

Provides leadership to ensure timely project completion and possesses a high level of technical achievement. Directs projects and responsible for developing products from bench top through commercialization. This is a hands-on position with emphasis on creating new products, prioritizing projects, and developing PD staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Influences and collaborates with a team of peers on project assignment, coaching, and team performance (20%)
  • Provides effective cross-functional project team leadership as needed to support company objectives and customer projects (20%)
  • Independently provides bench and lab related work activities to support the development of new products, line extensions, duplications, product and process improvements and cost improvements (30%)
  • Monitors and analyzes the scale up, first production and quality assurance practices of the developed product through the commercialization process and identify areas for improvement to facilitate department operations (10%)
  • Identifies new sources and suppliers for raw materials in compliance with established quality assurance standards (10%)
  • Maintains laboratory, including upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies and general cleaning of work areas (5%)
  • Studies methods to improve quality of food such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience in support of strategic objectives. Researches new ingredients or technologies that will create a competitive advantage (5%)
  • Capable of independently conducting and leading in-house and on-site customer presentations. Leads training for new technologists, demonstrating lab safety, procedures and techniques
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary
  • Up to 30% travel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to:

Education / Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, engineering, or related field of science from an accredited college or university
  • Master’s degree preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, with an understanding of food chemistry, food safety, and related regulations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert)

  • Food testing concepts and techniques (E)
  • Product development (J)
  • Food processing equipment (J)
  • Raw materials / product interaction (E)
  • Food safety concepts and techniques (E)
  • Quality assurance concepts and techniques (E)
  • HACCP programs and related food safety regulations and processes (J)
  • International export and food regulations (B)
  • Food chemistry (J)
  • Food microbiology (J)
  • PC word processing / spreadsheet software (E)
  • People management (B)

Skills and Ability to:

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Apply working knowledge of mathematical concepts and scientific weights and measures. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Teach others the importance of concepts revolving around food analysis, food chemistry and food microbiology
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writing
  • Speak confidently and effectively before groups of customers or employees of company
  • Maintain composure in difficult situations and endures through resistance
  • Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy
  • Perform a variety of food safety tests including water activity, viscosity, sodium analysis, pH, moisture, and total solids analysis
  • Work in a laboratory environment
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with company’s Values and Creed

Leadership / Management Responsibilities:

  • Ability to collaborate and influence peer and cross functionally

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

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