Food Scientist II in Glenview, IL at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Job Description

Product Development Role: 

Max Pay Rate: $47.00/hour 

• Responsible for developing new products (Cheese, Coffee, Grocery) for the Canada marketplace. 
• Job complexity involves heavy collaboration with marketing, business development, packaging development, manufacturing facility, Nutrition & Regulatory, Quality to ensure that R&D tasks are being completed appropriately. 
• Candidate will be required to execute product development from bench to pilot and plant scale. Work includes ingredient selection, formulation development, shelf life testing, specification development, scale up and trials. 
• Depending on project, sensory and consumer testing may need to be completed. 
• Primary product development lead for benchtop, pilot plant, plant trials, sensory, and consumer validation on respective products 
• Working directly with the Consumer Insights teams to develop testing plans 
• Attending commercialization meetings to represent the project 
• Responsible for delivering against timeline 
• Communication with marketing project owners and R&D sector leads 
• Quality and HACCP documentation 
• Specification execution 
• Commercialization processes 
• Candidate will be required to execute specification development from raw and packaging materials, product formulations, packaging specs and configurations. Requires knowledge of Agile GSM and NPD 

6 Plus years experience required 
Sauces/Meals, Snacks abc coffee exp would be a big plus as well as Pilot plant exp and Consumer testing. 

Experience with Natural or process cheese experience in industry including development and/or pilot plant/plant experience would be a major plus but not recommended 

French speaking is not required 
Agile experience is required. 
Assignment has possibility of an extension 

May have possibility of traveling to Canada for assignment