Posted 3 years ago

Research, Development, and Innovation Scientist description:

The Scientist will

  1. Develop and commercialize differentiated new products supporting the values of unrivaled quality, creativity and innovation, and speed to market across core brands, existing pipeline, and innovation platforms
  2. Advance the business through technical excellence ensuring all aspects meet or exceed the quality and product performance requirements within a managed timeline and cost objective
  3. Work with the BU to mitigate input costs, enhance margins through joined up cost leadership
  4. Influence and support internal teams, external stakeholders, and programs and equally able to roll up sleeves to deliver great work and engage at all levels and functions of organization
  5. Be tightly connected and a key contributor to the broader Organization

Successful candidates will possess a proven ability to develop great-tasting products with technical points of difference that provide sustainable competitive insulation. And demonstrate a strong ability to interpret regulatory compliance standards and to set the manufacturing processes and procedures that assure design and conformance to a quality specification.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The role is a balance of hands-on product development, research sciences, and innovation leadership and includes applying knowledge of tomato processing, thermal processing, and formulation sciences to deliver consistent and great-tasting product experiences. The role develops products for the company’s brands from Concept to Commercialization. The Scientist will

  • Create and develop new products, rapid prototype, and establish a robust growth pipeline
  • Deliver great tasting differentiated products through robust design, sensory, consumer methods
  • Build capabilities in core sciences and applications to assure industry leading excellence in innovation across Soups and Italian based Frozen Entrees
  • Scale-up and commercialization across our supply network
  • Define specifications and quality controls to assure robust manufacturing and finished good quality
  • Build a positive culture and inspire high performance ways of working

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Food Science or Engineering with experience formulating products requiring in thermal processing and frozen temperatures.
  • 5 years of Product Innovation, Value Generation, and Commercialization, preferably in soup, sauce, condiments, and frozen entrees
  • Experienced Organic/NGP development and developing products for targeted nutritional profiles
  • Competency in formulation, ingredient technology, sensory sciences, and industrialization
  • Experienced application of consumer, analytical and physical testing methodologies
  • Knowledge and know-how leveraging supplier innovation, technical applications, and resources
  • Successfully executed innovation programs from idea to implementation, completing the research and business case to drive the change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S./ PhD Food Science or Engineering with focus in frozen and shelf stable meals and condiments
  • A mix of career experience across R&D, Quality, and culinary sciences
  • Strong technical development skills

Apply Online