Pinnacle Foods

Food Scientist

US-NJ-Parsippany
Job ID
2017-5610
Category
R&D

Overview

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

 

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned

  • Conduct food product formulation and lab testing using recognized procedures
  • Interprets results and develops an understanding of how to translate to possible solutions
  • Conduct trials at pilot plant and production facilities
  • Writes technical reports and maintains accurate and complete technical records
  • Learns and utilizes the online specification system
  • Works in collaboration with cross functional team members
  • Generates potential innovation ideas for the bran through enabling technologies and creative thinking. 

 

CAPABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated technical competence in the areas of ingredient functionality and food formulation
  • Experience in testing or commercializing food products at manufacturing plant.  Familiarity with manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information
  • Ability to learn and operate lab and pilot equipment
  • Ability to manage a project end-to-end

Qualifications

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES: 
• Strong technical/analytical skills
• Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment
• Good time management, prioritization and multitasking skills
• Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

EXPERIENCE:

• 3-5 years of Food Product Development experience 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

 

EDUCATION:
B.S. Food Science or equivalent

 

TRAVEL:
Travel 25-40%

 

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.




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