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25 Plus Years Experience as Food Science Recruiters

  Food Science Recruiters RFS is a Chicago based executive search firm specializing in food science and food and beverage manufacturing recruiting, and flavor recruiting; we have been building our network of food science candidates for twenty five plus years.   Whether you are looking to hire a great person or wanting to make a successful career change, RFS will guide you through the path to success.   We recruit executives and technical people in the areas of food science: food technologists, food scientists, food research and development people, food product development candidates, compliance and regulatory people, food chemists, food microbiologists, food quality assurance/control, food engineering, and also food manufacturing positions, and CPG positions.

We Promise that you Won't be Disappointed!

FoodRecruitersRFS@gmail.com - 708-485-3535

We will find that "Perfect Match" for your Companies Culture

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    We at RFS understand that while the technical career match is important in finding the right applicants for your food science job order, it is also important to hire applicants that will match the culture of your company. We will find multiple well qualified candidates for your job order and then help you pick the best candidate to hire that will help your company grow. We are nationwide food science recruiters that leave no stone unturned when finding your company the applicants that will expand your business.

Google Ranking Jobs Boards

     We have our own Google Ranking food science jobs boards; having our own food science jobs boards provides us with a very rich food science applicant database.

We have a Deep Applicant Database

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    We have been recruiting in food science for twenty five plus years, so we have a very deep and comprehensive database of food science candidates.  Our Google Ranking Food Science Jobs Boards increase the depth of our applicant database.

Helping Your Company Grow by

Providing Excellent People

   Guided by the principles set forth by our company’s founder Rose Fanta, our dedicated team knows that helping companies grow is about providing excellent people. We take a very hands on approach; we will be by your side throughout the entire process so you can enhance your companies success with excellent people.  We network with other food science recruiters and recruit by good old fashioned hard work. We check references and we can help with travel arrangements. Give us a try, We Promise that you won’t be Disappointed! Email us at: FoodRecruitersRFS@gmail.com or call 708-485-3535

TAKE AWAY MY PEOPLE AND LEAVE MY FACTORIES, AND SOON YOU WILL HAVE GRASS GROWING ON THE FACTORY FLOORS, BUT TAKE AWAY MY FACTORIES AND LEAVE MY PEOPLE, AND SOON YOU WILL HAVE BIGGER AND BETTER FACTORIES.

Past Filled Food Science Job Orders

R&D Food Scientist – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Engage with Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality to ensure that all product formulations, processes, and specifications meet defined standards. Perform related and assigned duties from department manager, director, or Vice President. Document and draw conclusions/next steps from experimental results or production trials. Organize and complete shelf life studies of owned projects and formulations. A food science degree is a plus. Identify and test new tools, technologies, processes,or ingredients to improve products or manufacturing capabilities. Thrive in a fast paced and dynamic working environment.

Food Technologist & Regulatory Coordinator – Chicago, Illinois
This is a mid-level level food science position that will assist in the development of new products supporting the Product Development Supervisor. This food technologist will work with a team to oversee the implementation of R&D test runs, collect, manage data, update/manage Product Development documents/files, and perform industry related regulatory functions. Update and maintain customer specification databases. Ensure all products are registered with states and fees are paid consistent with state requirements; work closely with other departments to ensure accurate tonnage information is reported to each state. Set expectations, track/communicate results, and create an environment of accountability for results and actions. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor that reflects the Company’s commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and respect for individuals. Assist in qualifying new ingredients and new vendors. Utilize knowledge of AAFCO, FDA, and state regulations to review product artwork for regulatory compliance. Utilize formulation software to create and optimize dry pet food and treat formulations. Food science jobs experience is a plus. Maintain records of all customer specific packaging art; ensure any upcoming label changes are incorporated in advance of requirements. Participate in cross-functional teams to execute product development plans and on-going projects. Assist with identifying and implementing cost reduction ideas for product lines and factories. Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued and encouraged. This position is from a Chicago food science recruiter.

Food Scientist, Product Development – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The success we have had today is directly attributed to our focus and commitment to the product. We have a passion for developing the best possible product for our customers. This process all starts in the lab with product development. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone with a passion for food products and a desire to directly impact growth in the business; food science jobs experience is required. You will work directly with our founders every day. You’ll learn how to run a business and how your contributions impact the growth of a company. You’ll have a big impact on our company’s growth. Whether you are looking to hire executive management, or a career minded applicant seeking food science employment options, RFS can provide the placement services that you seek.

Savory Flavorist – California
Maintains excellent customer relationships by working collaboratively with Sales, Marketing and Applications. Understands and adheres to the creation of safe and stable flavors. Develops new flavors and fragrances for internal proactive flavor department initiates. Develops new flavors and fragrances as required by customer requests project briefs. Maintains current customer products and supports raw material matters. Stays current with new flavor development and new flavors and fragrances processing techniques. Provides technical leadership and support to departments within the company, including Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.

Food Technologist – Cincinnati, Ohio
Maintaining strategic initiatives of R&D through product improvement, cost reductions, new products, knowledge building or other technically based, business driven objectives. This food technologist must be able to work with both a “hands-on” and leadership approach in order to turn ideas and concepts into product reality. Deals effectively and professionally with outside ingredient supplier to meet R&D objectives (keeping Purchasing informed). Manages scale up and industrialization for new products and deliverables of implementing formulas with superior quality. For this food science job a degree in food science is required. Ensures that specifications and process operating guides for product development/R&D are completed and communicated to the appropriate associates.

Regulatory specialist:- Food and Beverage
Reviews formulas to determine if they meet government, industry, customer, and company guidelines for regulatory compliance. In cases of potential non-compliance, assists the creator in making necessary modifications. Review changes to formulations and raw materials to determine the impact on current documentation. Submit flavors to the TTB for approval; four year college degree in Chemistry or life science (preferably Science or related). Prepares regulatory documentation independently for customer requests and submissions relating to the regulatory compliance aspects of our products; Preferred, 3 to 5 years in related regulatory experience in the food/beverage industry, flavor experience is a plus. Create ingredient statements, allergen information, and nutritional information, along with the completion of customer questionnaires and other documentation. Multi-tasker who can juggle different priorities while maintaining a high level of service. Assist customers, flavorists, product developers, sales and production with regulatory issues and customer requirements. This position is from a food industry and science recruiting firm in Illinois, Rose Fanta Search, their expertise stems from over twenty five years of experience in the food industry in both CPG and QSR.

Product Development Scientist – Minneapolis, MN
The Scientist role provides dynamic technical leadership to innovations from inception through to launch and supports other initiatives, operations and related activities. The Produce Development Scientist will work with business partners to develop and launch beverage and food products to deliver consumer expectations while meeting company goals to be the best branded cooperative in the world. Effectively manage technical timelines and multiple projects with competing deadlines. Present ideas and recommendations to senior management in various departments. Conduct hands-on bench development prototypes and pilot scale tests. Design formulas to ensure commercialized products are reproducible and robust enough to meet consumer expectations, quality and cost requirements, and supply of raw materials, with consideration to the impact on plant operations. Science jobs experience is required. Plan, design/develop and commercialize new product and product optimizations. Identify and share portfolio-building ideas and contribute in ideation sessions. Conduct competitive and feasibility assessments. Ensure products achieve desired sensory and other consumer success criteria parameters. This position is from a food science recruitment firm in Chicago.

Beverage Flavorist – Chicago, IL area
The Flavorist provides flavor solutions and essential support to our internal and external customers regarding the creation, duplication, selection, and presentation of flavors. This position requires urgency, flexibility, responsiveness, creativity and excellent project management skills. Create flavors based on project needs from entry to close, including completion of all technical information needed for Manufacturing, Product Safety & Quality and Regulatory approval of flavors. The Flavorist will interact with Customers, Application Scientists, Marketing, Account Executives, Research and Innovation, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Product Safety & Quality, Analytical, Sensory, Manufacturing, and other Business Unit Groups. This position is primarily responsible for selecting and creating flavors that meet customer needs, determining flavor application interactions, flavor stability and building technical credibility with external customers through project interactions and successful flavor solutions. The Beverage Flavorist will also work closely with Marketing on the development of creative concepts. Work with Applications team to develop integrated flavor solutions

Flavor Technician/Compounder
Ensure timely and quality brief execution through accurate and efficient flavor compounding. Independently and under the supervision of a Senior Flavorist, support the creative effort by compounding flavor recipes as directed. Interface with other support groups and deliver technical expertise e.g. Regulatory, Purchasing, QA, Applications, and production departments and also anticipate customer needs and properly address commercial opportunities in the execution of briefs. Cultivate extensive knowledge of flavor profiles of various flavor chemicals, essential oils, extracts, and essences. May ensure the maintenance of laboratory inventory and equipment, liaise with SC, lab applications personnel as needed. Provide testing and validation of processes necessary to scale up from laboratory to production. Maintain organized and efficient laboratory equipment and environment. Support the adherence to good creative practice, with a vision of reducing complexity while producing high quality, winning flavors that meet profit objectives. Participate in the tasting and evaluation of flavors to educate self and support the creative effort

Retail Food Safety Manager – Milwaukee, WI
Create audit reports and close out corrective action plans within agreed timeframes. Manage 3rd party auditing provider if necessary. Audit supplier facilities against internal and/or external Food Safety and Quality Standards. Keep abreast of emerging issues in food safety and quality as it relates to the supply chain. Leverage technology to manage compliance processes. Refine audit process as needed. Coordinate food safety and quality audits with suppliers including communication of audit process and scheduling. This job is from food science recruiters in Chicago.

Scientist Product Evaluation – Altanta, Georgia
The position is in the Product Performance Evaluation Department. This science position is a hybrid role which is responsible for performing high quality, accurate expert technical assessments of formula performance criteria according to defined test protocols, gestures and rating scales across all products with an emphasis on Cleansing and Beauty Devices and skincare products. In addition, this position will be handling data analysis, data synthesis and report writing of sensory studies. Develops strong intra and inter-departmental cross-functional relationships and foster integration of knowledge across métiers pertaining to Expert and Sensory Evaluation. A degree in food science or related science field is required. Analyzes sensory data and writes reports to clearly communicate findings to the formulation chemists. Responsible for high quality, accurate assessment of formula performance criteria according to standard protocols. Qualifies volunteers for participation in studies based on specific study criteria. Designs and executes sensory panel studies and training exercises. Monitors sensory panelist performance and identifies area for training as needed. Whether you are looking to hire executive management talent, or a career minded applicant seeking science employment options, RFS can provide the placement services that you seek. This job is from food and beverage manufacturing recruiters in Chicago.

Flavor Chemist – Southern California
Industry innovator seeks an outstanding flavor chemist. If you love the dynamic between bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami,and are ready to lead a team focused on creating and driving innovation of flavors for our customers in the nutritional space, we should talk. This is a high technical position that will require the strictest attention to detail while fostering a vast sense of creativity to achieve the best results for our customers. Total annual compensation up to $200k, depending on qualifications. Lead a team focused on creating and driving innovation of flavors. The Flavor Chemist is responsible in leading a team focused on creating and driving innovation of flavors for our customers. This is a high technical position that will require the strictest attention to detail while fostering a vast sense of creativity to achieve the best results for our customers. Creates, develops and matches new and/or existing flavors from scratch, using essential oils, aromatic chemicals, extracts and any other flavor raw materials available in the industry, based on defined customer needs or as possible proprietary products, with minimal direction, instructions and supervision. Proficient in the operation of GC/MS analysis to assist in the creation and matching flavors. Provide training to new and current employees in flavor development. Provide input on laboratory processes and improvements. Schedule and participate regularly in the tasting of flavors for sensory evaluation. Demonstrate a true dedication to the company and their role within the organization. Full working knowledge of all flavor raw materials, flavor chemistry, creation and composition. Source materials and flavor samples. Work to develop database of flavor and ingredient analysis. Communicate effectively with both internal and external customers. Maintain, upgrades and organizes existing library of raw materials on a regular basis by keeping up-to-date on new materials available in the industry and regularly ordering samples to expand library. Work effectively in a fast pace, team oriented environment. Request new, and/or fresh samples from multiple vendors. Supply Applications Lab with any newly developed flavors. Make recommendations on flavors as seen needed. Other duties and functions may be assigned.

R&D Food Scientist – Ohio
This food science job is an entry level position, planning and executing projects that support the company’s innovation process, manufacturing, and product maintenance initiatives. Conduct experimentation using a designed approach to validate formulations and processes at the bench and pilot scale before entering production. Document and draw conclusions/next steps from experimental results or production trials. Propose and formulate innovative products, processes, and technologies to ensure Lyons continued growth. Organize and complete shelf life studies of owned projects and formulations. Perform related and assigned duties from department manager, director, or Vice President. Identify and test new tools, technologies, processes,or ingredients to improve products or manufacturing capabilities. Degree in food science or a related area of science is required. Further knowledge in new materials, processes, and equipment to enhance the technical understanding of self and R&D team. Engage with Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality to ensure that all product formulations, processes, and specifications meet defined standards.

R&D Food Technologist – Chicago, IL
The Food Technologist is responsible for new product development, line extension and providing technical service using both a scientific and culinary approach. Commission the commercialization of the products and assist QA in writing up the specifications and operating procedures. Conduct ingredient research, contact suppliers and consult with their technical team for assistance in the use of new ingredients. Confer with vendors, packaging and marketing specialists to understand available technology and provide ideas, solutions, and alternatives to meet food safety, quality, costs, and customer requirements. This food technologist will produce bench top and pilot plant samples and scale up formulation and processes in production. Develop new and line extension products, and processes in response to Sales and/or customer requests. Maintain databases of ingredient and formula changes. A degree in food science or related field is required. This food technologist will design sensory evaluation protocol, schedule and coordinate sensory evaluation of new products and competitors’ products. Carry out the routine quality evaluations of products from production to make sure that our product quality is consistent. Worked closely with the Chef on this responsibility.

Food Scientist – Meat – Chicago, Illinois
Under limited supervision researches, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new meat products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Contributes to the creation, maintenance, and review of integrated recipes for new or existing items that include: specifications, materials, formulas, equipment, quality and process information for R&D, plant, co-packers and suppliers. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals, reports and makes recommendations. Execute research to establish specifications and process requirements for meat items using knowledge of the properties of both meat products and finished consumer products. Knowledge of those product attributes that vary during production. Knowledge of competitive set for meat snacks category. A degree in meat science, food science or related science area is required. An in-depth knowledge of the attributes of the meat product manufactured. Knowledge of the relationship between production variability and consumer acceptance. This position is from food science headhunters in Chicago.

Product Development Associate Scientist – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing teams on scale up and scale down initiatives. Participate in evaluation of new processing equipment. Serve as a key contributor within the Product Development team on support development and commercialization aspects of new product introductions and productivity and quality improvement projects for existing products. Design, plan and execute experiments, gather and analyze data, document and share results, and provide recommendations. Write detailed ingredient, product, and process specifications. Lead problem-solving and trouble-shooting efforts at bench, pilot, and manufacturing scale. Whether you are looking to hire executive management talent, or a career minded applicant seeking food science jobs options, RFS can provide the placement services that you seek. This job is from food and beverage industry recruiters in Chicago.

Regulatory Specialist (Flavors)
Create ingredient statements, allergen information, and nutritional information, along with the completion of customer questionnaires and other documentation. Prepare regulatory documentation independently for customer requests and submissions relating to the regulatory compliance aspects of company products. Review changes to formulations and raw materials to determine the impact on current documentation. Review formulas to determine if they meet government, industry, customer, and company guidelines for regulatory compliance. In cases of potential non-compliance, assists the creator in making necessary modifications. Assist customers, flavorists, product developers, sales and production with regulatory issues and customer requirements.

R & D Food Scientist – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Research and Development Food Scientist supports the R&D Director and assists in product development and production scale up along with daily execution of Research and Development related lab activities. Evaluates current and alternative food ingredients, create product recipe and conduct sensory evaluation of new food products to ensure to meet customer needs and requirements. Responsible for managing and training of laboratory technician. A degree in food science or related field is required. Participates on cross functional teams to ensure effective resolution of technical issues and support product innovation. Provides periodical assistance to QA team. Salary is competitive and based on experience. This position is from food science recruiters in Chicago.

Food Scientist – Chicago, IL
Candidate will be required to execute traditional product development alterations to current products as SKUs, and potentially equipment, are moved to new facilities. Modifications to formulations must produce equivalent products on new or re-located production lines. Responsible for qualifying multiple meat SKU’s transferred from current manufacturing locations and either transferred internally or externally. Primary product development lead for pilot plant, plant trials, sensory, and consumer validation on respective products. Responsible for execution of validation testing. Job complexity involves heavy collaboration with manufacturing facility, Nutrition & Regulatory, Quality, Packaging, and Engineering to ensure that R&D tasks are being completed appropriately. Food science jobs experience is required. Responsible for delivering against timeline. Attending commercialization meetings to represent the project. Working directly with the Sensory and Consumer Science teams to develop testing plans. This job is from food science headhunters in Chicago.

Food Product Development Scientist – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Independently lead new product development and existing product improvement projects from concept through commercialization in a speed to market process for a diverse assortment of Target brand products. Work within a cross functional team comprised of business, technical, regulatory and marketing partners to inform and influence business strategy and achieve common goals. Stay current on food trends and technical advances through research and engagement in the food industry and consumer marketplace; apply these insights to create compelling new products for our guests. Work directly with our vendor partners and their R&D teams to articulate product strategy, align on design and brand requirements, procure samples, provide technical direction, and solve problems throughout the development process and product life-cycle. A degree in food science or a related area is required. Lead on-going quality management initiatives in partnership with vendors and cross functional team. Continue to advance your technical, leadership and business skills in our progressive retail business environment.

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