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Product Development Scientist

Barrington, Illinois
Research and Development

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United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 166993BR

Job Description

Around the world, we're working hard to give people the tastes they crave and the nutrition they need. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. New markets mean new ways of doing business, and new ways of addressing health concerns, cultural differences and environmental challenges. Every day is an adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Our Product Development Scientist will:

Lead development and commercialization initiatives of new dairy/plant nutrition products to support the Dairy/PN GNG strategy and growth agenda.

  • Develop, plan, conduct and coordinate product development initiatives
  • Represent PD on cross-functional teams
  • Provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiatives spanning the range from low to high acid dairy/convergence products
  • Utilize experimental design and data interpretation tools to make technically sound recommendations
  • Support production at pilot and manufacturing plants for shelf-life, stability, sales samples, scale-ups, and other needs
  • Actively participate in Marketing and Marketing Research programs, including focus groups and other consumer research formats
  • Develop understanding of strategic ingredients, products, processes and packages to support development of new dairy product platforms
  • Build strong relationships with relevant internal and external partners

Qualifications/Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • B.S. in Food Science with at least 4 Years of product design experience
  • M.S. in Food Science with at least 2 Years of product design experience
  • PhD in Food Science with 0 Years of Experience
  • Previous experience in the development and manufacture of dairy products
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) across multiple cultures
  • Good cross-functional leadership skills and demonstrated ability to function effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment as well as manage multiple projects
  • Broad understanding of new product innovation from concept to execution
  • Good working knowledge of experimental design and product development protocols (including formulation, stability testing, sensory and consumer testing methodology)

Other Job Requirements:
  • International travel may be required to meet project and business objectives
  • Occasional weekend travel is normal due to time required to travel to certain locations

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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