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Senior R&D Scientist

Chicago area, IL

Discipline: R&D/Food Science Job Number: 9619 Industry:

Job Description

Kinsa is recruiting for a:     Sr. R&D Scientist 

Location:  Chicago Land Area

Mission: 
Our client, a producer of premium baked snack foods, is looking for a Sr. R&D Scientist to add to their team. This person will be responsible for developing new benchtop concepts with limited supervision as well as commercializing products presented by clients.

Compensation/Benefits:                    
Competitive compensation package
Paid Holidays/Vacation time
Retirement Benefits

Expected Outcomes: 
Plan and execute product development activities from concept through commercialization 
Research and evaluate new ingredients and processes on both the benchtop and at the plant level
Critically analyze data and make recommendations for product and process improvements
Interact with external vendors to source and validate potential ingredients being mindful of cost and time constraints
Work effectively with Manufacturing and Supply Chain during commercialization
Provide recommendation on specifications and quality criteria for new and existing products
Collaborate with both internal and external partners including Procurement, Marketing, Project Management, Sales, Regulatory, Quality and Operations
Function as a technical resource within the organization and for our clients
Simultaneously execute multiple projects with flexibility to redirect efforts based upon shifting demands

Competencies/Culture:        
Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related field
5+ years of product development experience in baked goods category
Working knowledge of ingredient functionality including, fibers, starches, flours, grains, emulsifiers, etc.
Experience with sensory analysis
Spanish speaking a plus but not necessary
 

Meet Your Recruiter

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If youÂ’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!
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