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Sr. Food R&D Scientist

Company: Hillendale Group, llc
Location: Portland
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

This role is Responsible for delivering applying scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and utilization of foods to design develop and producing new and/or improved products. This position plays a key role in the creation of new products and assists the Research and Development team on all ongoing projects, research, and administrative tasks. The individual will be responsible for completing all samples for innovation ideas and customer presentations.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Provides necessary definition, development, and deployment of continuous improvement projects to address manufacturing variances as identified by operations or R&D.Ordering and gathering ingredients from production plant.Grocery shopping for ideation, sample, and customer presentationsPreparing, executing, and shipping specific customer samples by project.Preparation of R & D formula Spreadsheets.Maintaining adequate inventories of ingredients needed for projects.Assisting with plant trials, sensory and shelf-life tests.Conducting competitive analysis and segregation analysis.Will build and maintain process and product to specifications.Participate in meetings with cross functional teams, which may include program development, brainstorming sessions, timelines, and project status updates!Run formulation and new product development testing as identified either by marketing or a change in product profiles.Troubleshoots R&D and/or processing issues attributed to manufacturing variances.Maintain R&D database of projects, formulations and testing on R&D TEAMS group.Establish protocols for R&D testing and product evaluation through sensory and shelf-life testing.Establish database of all formulations, NFP s and ingredient statements for R&D and marketing quick access.Ensure all R&D testing complies with guidelines based on USDA inspected facility.Manage all product specification forms and compliance with BRC set metrics.Implement ongoing R&D testing for cost savings, yield enhancement and or product quality improvements.Work with the Operations team to understand areas of opportunity for product, quality improvements.

Keywords: Hillendale Group, llc, Portland , Sr. Food R&D Scientist, Other , Portland, Oregon

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