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Food Scientist-Senior Level

Company: Numunu Staffing LLC
Location: Seminole
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Able to work in a facility with varying temperatures (34° F to 95° F) for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds ? Ability to work in wet and cold environments for prolonged periods of time
  • Sense of smell and taste
  • Ability to travel 50%+ of the time, including overnight stays for up to five (5) days at a time POSITION SUMMARY Manage and execute Foodservice projects for product development/formulation, batch testing, scale-up and commercialization of new products; and product and process improvement of existing products. Develop product specifications, manage sensory science activities, and oversee product regulatory, labeling and nutritional compliance. Now, open to nationwide candidates and offering relocation to OKC Metro area or consider a remote/hybrid candidates that reside in OK, Northwest Arkansas, Northern TX or South KS. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Percentage of time Description 20% Manage product development and approval processes which include experimental design, concept definition, identifying business needs, Benchtop creation of Gold Standards, Pilot Plant validations, and Production Test Runs 10% Identify customer needs and translate these into new product opportunities in collaboration with sales/business management/marketing partners and customers to, provide technical assistance to the sales team and customers; collaborate with external stakeholders, including but not limited external chefs and client food scientist, act as the technical expert and representative to the customer; translate customer ideas into a viable product 10% Plan, schedule, communicate and coordinate raw materials and plant schedules; develop project roadmaps and timelines 10% Gather, document and analyze test results; recommend and build production parameters 10% Create and maintain manufacturing specifications and technical documentation following internal processes; ensure optimum product quality at the best throughput is delivered. Enforce and troubleshoot product specifications 10% Conduct research on regulations, nutritional requirements, and collaboration with the Regulatory department to facilitate USDA label approvals; ensure products are designed on target and within regulatory compliance through the label review process 10% Create and maintain continuous improvement initiatives through optimum processing procedures, quality systems, and regulatory oversight 10% Identify, modify and implement short and long-term initiatives/programs/products including but not limited to, innovation, renovation, cost engineering, and brand maintenance of experimental and commercial products and hybrids in collaborate with internal stakeholders - Other duties as assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's degree in Meat Science or Food Science or four (4) years' equivalent experience
    • Four (4) years' foodservice experience, including culinary product development from a manufacturing and restaurant point of view; with a focus on processed meats
    • Four (4) years' experience in cooked meat products, whole muscle, restructured and emulsions License/Certifications
    • N/A Preferred Qualifications
    • Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in meat science or food science
    • Four (4) years' foodservice experience, including culinary product development from a manufacturing and restaurant point of view; with a focus on processed meats
    • Two (2) years' experience in product optimization and cost control
    • Four (4) years' experience in developing relationships with business clients KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITITES (KSA's)
      • Experience in developing technical and interpersonal relationships
      • Understanding of ingredient functionality, combinations and trigger points
      • Understanding of how different proteins work: Beef, Pork, Turkey and Chicken.
      • Understanding of USDA regulations and labeling policies; and use of Genesis nutritional software
      • Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
      • Ability to influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
      • Ability to identify complex problems, review information to develop and evaluate options then implement solutions in a volatile market environment
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization; must be able to clearly articulate technical information to a non-technical audience both verbally and in writing
      • Ability to build professional relationships with internal and external cross functional teams while facilitating a collaborative environment
      • Possess troubleshooting and organizational skills and the ability to adjust to changing requirements and prioritize competing projects
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including skills with Outlook, Word and Excel PI174939301

Keywords: Numunu Staffing LLC, Norman , Food Scientist-Senior Level, Other , Seminole, Oklahoma

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