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Product Development Scientist

  • Location: Valhalla, 10595
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 months ago

Long Term Contract Opportunity!
Position: Product Development Scientist
Location: Valhalla, NY 10595
Term: 12 Months
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Apply technical expertise to develop internal Ingredient Specifications describing the quality and functionality of ingredients used to manufacture beverages globally.
  • Leverage internal and external resources to develop ingredient specifications that are clear, concise and support the quality needs of production groups.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Food Science, or related field. M.S. is preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience in commercial Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA) or R&D Product Development.
  • Experience in food/beverage/ingredient research & development function desirable.
  • Experience with project management techniques a plus.
  • Moderate computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Power Point, SharePoint, Teams, and Edge.
  • Critical Competencies:
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, including protection of intellectual property and excellent technical writing acumen.
  • Understanding of ingredient stability and interactions, sensory assessments, supply chain implications, economics, and links with regulatory to assure ingredient compliance
  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking to technical applications and functional parameters defined within the specifications, and support logics to mandate requirements.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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