Pinnacle Foods

  • Associate Food Scientist

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany
    Job ID
    2018-6057
    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.

     

    If you are an individual who has a drive for results, thrives working on highly collaborative, cross-functional teams and demonstrates the agility to work in a lean, fast-paced environment then get to know us at www.pinnaclefoods.com/careers.

     

    SCOPE OF POSITION:

    An Associate Food Scientist to perform food product development work to meet established project objectives in the Frozen Innovation team.  This position will report into the Sr. Manager R&D, Frozen.

     

    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 and project commercialization systems
    • Works in collaboration with cross functional team members
    • Generates potential innovation ideas for the brand through enabling manufacturing or ingredient technologies and creative thinking.

     

    Qualifications

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

    • 1-3 years of Food Product Development experience
    • 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
    • Familiarity in areas regarding ingredient functionality, ambient, and frozen food formulation
    • Ability to identify, learn, and apply the scalability of bench top to full scale manufacturing processes
    • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills
    • Ability to communicate technical information to a cross-functional audience
    • Ability to learn and operate lab and pilot equipment
    • Ability to manage an entire project or portions of a project end-to-end

     

    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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