Product Development Scientist

Product Development Scientist

Mars | Hackettstown, NJ, 07840, US
Salary Range:$87,000 – $109,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 13 days ago

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This position is responsible for leading the new product development process from concept to launch. This role includes translating consumer insights to scalable new products based on robust food science principles. In addition, the product development scientist provides maintenance of the existing portfolio, and champions quality and continuous improvement.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

* B.S. Degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related technical field with a minimum 1-2 years CPG industry experience OR Advanced degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related technical field AND/OR a combination of education and 8-10 years demonstrated success in relevant food product development.

Preferred Qualifications

* Food product development or culinary industry experience.

Knowledge / Experience

* Strong knowledge of food science fundamentals and application to the product development process
* Demonstrated capability to manage multiple priorities and strong communication skills
* Ability to work effectively in cross functional teams

What will be your key responsibilities?

* Keeps current with new developments in the field of food science and technology through competitive product knowledge, trend spotting and supplier collaborations.
* Hands-on experience to become proficient in the pilot plant unit operations and skills required to make all components of finished products and build expertise to apply during scale up.
* Follows Mars Quality Management Program requirements for the Design and Development of New Products.
* Solves problems in defined situations by designing and running tests in the pilot plant, leading line trials, documenting findings, analyzing results and documenting research outcomes.
* Builds knowledge of the company, processes and customers. Understands key business drivers and uses this understanding to accomplish own work.
* Impacts quality of own work and works within guidelines and policies.
* Requires a moderate level of guidance and direction.

What can you expect from Mars?

* Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
* Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
* Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.