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Product Development Scientist

Company: StarrTrax
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Product Development Scientist

The Product Development Scientist is joining an innovative, rapidly growing team to create and bring new seafood products to market. We are looking for a candidate with strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, lending technical support to product innovation. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong food science foundation, and a demonstrated expertise in product development.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct experiments related to creating new and improving current products in our portfolio.
  • Plan and prepare formulations and create products at the bench and in the processing facility.
  • Communicate with suppliers on product development projects, ingredient sourcing, and requesting samples.
  • Design and execute sensory experiments.
  • Generate appropriate reports documenting research.
  • Communicate intra-company with all departments (QC, Plant Management, Marketing & Product Development) to align progress on new product commercialization.
  • Develop product and manufacturing specifications.
  • Provide assistance to commercialization groups for product trials and start-ups and general technical assistance.
  • Technical research involving preparation of nutritional information, product claims, conformance with regulatory standards.
  • Support other team initiatives with respect to new product commercialization, GFSI compliance, and food safety programs.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field required.
  • Prefer 2+ years’ experience of food manufacturing and/or R&D related work.

Additional Skills & Abilities:

  •  Knowledge of FDA food regulations.
  • Ability to document research and concise SOPs.
  • Proven excellent work record with demonstrated high levels of initiative and self-direction.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions and complete assigned tasks.
  • Be a team player and able to communicate well with others.
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization.
  • Completion of training programs as assigned and/or required including standard of work.

Keywords: StarrTrax, Wilmington , Product Development Scientist, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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