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Product Development Scientist

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Product Development ScientistWe are looking to add a talented food scientist for a global food company that's focused on constant innovation, exotic tastes and the anticipation of trends that can work across several categories including, protein, sauces and meal kits. - What can they do for you? - Offer longevity with a tenured team, an exciting portfolio to work in and solid benefits and compensation package.Essential Responsibilities:Lead multiple development projects with an emphasis in meat protein, plant-based protein and sauces, both new products and improvements of current productsAssume technical leadership of assigned projects from concept development through successful commercialization. - Recommend new product concepts to take to development. - Investigate for product and process challenges, provide creative solutions using sound scientific techniques and data-based decision making to solve challenges in development and commercializationWork cross functionally (Operations, Maintenance, Quality, Purchasing) to determine equipment, materials and processes necessary to produce products to maximize capacity and optimize quality and differentiationIdentify ad complete technical study of ingredients, suppliers, co-packers relevant to meeting project objectives and company standardsAssure technically sound sensory panels are conducted for product development, shelf-life studies, improving / maintaining present products and competitive testingIdentify and make recommendations for process improvements using scientific technique, design experimentation to improve formulation, process or equipment to deliver finished products that meet defined internal and external customer parametersMaintain current technical knowledge in plant-based / food production regulations, new ingredients, processes and equipment through trade publications, food shows and technical representatives; maintain working knowledge of USDA, FDA and other relevant regulationsFamiliarize and evaluate competitive products in the marketplace to determine market opportunities for new products and application recommendations for current productsProvide raw material information and formula to regulatory personnel to create nutritional and products analysis, and nutritional fact panelsWork with Operations and Accounting regarding the setting of standards for yields, efficiencies, and throughputsContribute to the development of SOP's and product trainingTechnical Qualifications:BS or MS degree in Food Science or related area with at least 3 years of product development experience in a food manufacturing environmentStrongly prefer previous USDA meat protein product development experienceExperience working with Esha Genesis or equivalent nutritional program is a plusExperience in food manufacturing environment desirableIn-depth experience in ingredients, flavors, and their functionalitiesExperience in vendor/supplier contact for ingredients selection desirableStrong technical knowledge; good organizational skillsAbility to establish credibility with othersSolid written and verbal communication skills at all organizational levelsAbility to perform multiple tasks and maintain attention to detailComputer skills include Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Harris-Rigas at maryr - 115.23MH#LI-MH1 -

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Schaumburg , Product Development Scientist, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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