Pinnacle Foods

  • Food Scientist

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany
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  • 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.


    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. 



    • 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


    • 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



    • 3-5 years of Food Product Development experience 




    B.S. Food Science or equivalent


    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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