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Principal Scientist (Starch or plant based)

Company: Schreiber Foods
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

The primary job function is developing new and innovative products and processes from concept to commercialization.-- The partner in this role is responsible for developing technologies to support exploration and development of innovation concepts, developing new products in emerging categories along with optimizing costs, production methods and/or quality.-- This role is responsible for following the R&D Product development process by identifying new ingredients, creating formulas, testing with pilot plant work, industrial plant scale-up, specification creation, and completing shelf-life studies.-- This role will also work as part of cross functional teams to gather necessary information and launch new products & processes.-- Expertise in starch technology and/or plant-based proteins and their application in dairy alternatives is required.--This position may be a Principal Scientist based on experience.--What you'll do:Explores, identifies and implements use of new ingredients and technologies to advance our products and processes with a competitive edge and profitability.Conducts primary research on non-dairy ingredients, innovative products and new manufacturing processes.--Demonstrates excellent communication skills including effectively conveying technical concepts to others, both written and verbally.Defines work plans, conducts experiments and writes project reports.Develops a comprehensive understanding of the department SOP. --Develops a good understanding of regulatory standards and SFI labeling practices. --Stays current with changing regulatory information and communicates information that impacts SFI.Has a broad area of expertise; recognizes products and/or processes that may be patentable in their development.Promotes the use of new technology and demonstrates willingness to take risks. Has several examples of technical breakthroughs and a well-developed core area of technical expertise of relevance to SFI. --Demonstrates a good understanding of SFI philosophies, processes and systems and uses this knowledge to meet customer requirements. --Works to establish a network within SFI to effectively get projects completed. --Maintains a goodunderstanding of the food industry and competitors that impact SFI.-- Maintains a network of key contacts with academia, governmentand/or industry.Assembles and leads cross-functional teams in the development of new products and processes which are of high impact to SFI. Effectivelyhandles pressures that may come from customers, suppliers, team members and leadership. Takes a firm stance on their technical expertise when necessary.Conveys complex technical concepts to non-technical partners at all levels of the organization, including senior leadership. Writes technically complex reports and develops position papers on issues of high impact. --Independently plans and conducts presentations of significant impact, and effectively gives presentations to a wide audience.Partner in this position must possess the following skills:Advanced formulation knowledge in starch --systems and functionality along with plant protein functionality in developing plant-based dairy alternatives.-- Knowledge of applications in dairy is a plus.Ability to perform optimization projects based on their understanding and knowledge of industrial capabilities.Proven ability to conduct trials across multiple production facilities or categories. Capable of performing work during off shifts and decision making without support.Complex formulation set up and an understanding of pricing and raw material input adjustments.Ability to collaborate with the pilot plant and engineering on innovative use of equipment to mimic plant processes.High level of ability to work independently.Excellent communication and presentation skills.--What you need to succeed:Bachelor's degree in Food/Dairy Science or closely related field required. Masters or PhD preferred.10+ years' experience in Research & Development, Innovation, Operations, Engineering or Formulations.Must have experience in starch technology and/or plant protein technology with preferred experience in developing plant-based dairy alternatives.Experience in yogurt, natural cheese, cream cheese or beverage development is a plus.Strong ability to think outside the box and to formulate food products.Ability to lift up to 40lbs as needed occasionally in order to perform work functions in pilot plant.--Ability to ambulate on uneven and/or wet surfaces and to go up and down stairs.--Ability to drive or have adequate transportation to travel to different plant locations in Missouri.--Ability to travel up to 50% to various Schreiber, Supplier or Customer Locations in USA/LATAM.

Keywords: Schreiber Foods, Green Bay , Principal Scientist (Starch or plant based), Professions , Green Bay, Wisconsin

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