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Senior Food Scientist

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Austin, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Senior Food ScientistProactively 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 productsOriginate technical plan to achieve project charter objectives (cost, quality, time)Incorporate market research insights to create products that delight consumersEvaluate competitive products to ensure prototypes are comparable or betterProcure raw materials and technical information needed for product and label developmentCreate cost formulas that meet business unit objectivesCreate batching procedures and process flow diagrams that successfully scale up in manufacturing facilitiesLead pilot plant development, production trials, and commercializationCreate specifications that achieve consistent finished product qualityRecord test procedures and observationsLead product evaluations and interpret shelf-life resultsLead technical input and implement recommendationsDetermine technical risks and implement contingency plansCommunicate project results with senior leadershipDocument and proactively improve research processesTrain and mentor fellow R&D teammatesPursue technical applications related to future company needsTravel 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 experienceMS in Food Science (or comparable field of expertise) with at least 6 years of relevant work experiencePhD in Food Science (or comparable field of expertise) with at least 4 years of relevant work experienceRequired Minimum QualificationsNecessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Technical Knowledge In depth technical knowledge of cultured dairy productsProblem Solving Expert problem solver, provide solutions to a wide range of complex problems by applying advanced knowledge and extensive experienceProject Leadership Proficient, results oriented project leader with ability to leverage consumer insights and technical capabilities to commercialize complex new products, cost savings, and quality improvementsCustomer Focus Understands and anticipates internal/external customers business needs and continually searches for ways to exceed customer expectationsCommunication Excellent interpersonal communication skills to network, develop trust, and build relationships, with technical and business partnersProductivity Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and changing priorities25% 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 jfee 660.22JF#LI-JF1

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)


Austin, MN



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