senior food scientist

Job Title: Sr. Food Scientist – R&D
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
This position is responsible for the research, development and commercialization of new poultry products, as well as the improvement of poultry products and food manufacturing processes.

Job Responsibilities Duties:
Deliver expertise and best in class knowledge of formulations, ingredients, and food manufacturing techniques
Manage the end to end process of poultry product development.
Manage multiple projects and adhere to fast timelines.
Collaborate with teams for Food Safety Requirements.
Collaborate with teams responsible for USDA and FDA Regulatory Requirements
Develop project plans to achieve project goals based upon well founded research approaches, track progress and adjust plans based upon research results.
Integrate external and internal innovation capabilities to deliver key initiatives and to drive Products Research capability.
Create product formulations and systematically evaluate their performance, stability and shelf life.
Development of New Product Specifications.
Development of new product samples.
Work independently, guided by functional processes and seek input or guidance on complex matters.
Encourage and drive innovation.
Optimization analysis across all areas related to Research and Development
Modification of existing products.
Develop, maintain and grow strong working relationships with plant management.

Ability to exercise Critical Thinking and Problem-solving skills.
Quick learner and ability to make decisions in a fast paced environment.
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines while accomplishing objectives.
Practiced on food sensory technologies.
Excellent communications skills- concise & precise in thought, written, and verbal, skills. Ability to clearly communicate and influence cross functional teams and senior management.
Knowledge of agricultural technologies related to product specifications lifecycle management, labeling, nutritional analysis, and plant floor operations
Must excel at building and maintaining relationships that motivate others and be a team builder.
In depth knowledge of FSQA procedures, processes and requirements.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Science or Poultry Science preferred;. other degrees such as Meat Science as they relate to the processing of food for retail and food service consumption, will be considered.

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