Food Scientist

Pinnacle Foods Parsippany, NJ
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.

SCOPE OF POSITION:

A Food Scientist to perform product development work to meet established project objectives on the Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Log Cabin, and Mrs. Butterworth's portfolio. This position will report into the Sr. Manager, R&D.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Conduct food product formulation and lab testing using recognized procedures

* Interprets experiment results and develops an understanding of how to translate to solutions

* Conduct trials at pilot plant and production facilities

* Writes technical reports and maintains accurate and complete technical records

* Learns and utilizes the online technical specification system

* Complete all commercialization activities scaling up prototypes to deliver consistent products at the factory

* Works in collaboration with cross functional team members

Qualifications

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

* 3-5 years of Food Product Development experience

* 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

* Strong technical/analytical skills

* Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment

* Good time management and multitasking skills

* Computer skills that include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* None

EDUCATION:

* Bachelor's Degree in 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.