Ferrero Group Hiring Food Scientist – Candidates Apply Online

Ferrero Group Hiring Food Scientist – Candidates Apply Online

Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.

Job Title: Associate Food Scientist

Job Location: ​Chicago​

Want to make an impact?

The Associate Food Scientist will support new product development, existing product improvement, new ingredient qualifications, and product specification management. This individual will work with the R&D team and cross-functional partners to identify issues and put together recommendations for solutions.

Ways you will make a difference

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

• Leads project design and methodology for various product & process development projects including, but not limited to: sugar confectionery, ingredient applications, and network moves.

• Develop new product formulas from bench to pilot scale and into full scale execution while providing technological expertise and ideal process recommendations

• Consistently deliver concise, accurate and complete reporting of work, leading to robust technical recommendations for both product & process improvements as well as risk identification

• Document key data from trials, productions, and lab activities.

• Observes, records, evaluates experimental data and prepares project reports.

• Utilize problem-solving tools/statistics to establish process control limits and specifications

• Collaborate with R&D, Engineering, and Manufacturing staff in project execution, technology transfer, and problem solving.

• Actively participates in the Innovation process & supports building brands innovation pipelines.

• Passion for creativity and innovation within a commercially driven environment.

• Brings new ideas on products and process across the product range.

• Provide leadership and support, being able to proactively influence in product & process technical aspects of the network moves across existing brands.

• Provides strong cross-functional partnership with Marketing, Project management team, Quality, Engineering, Procurement, and Operations teams, to ensure an efficient and successful project progress and execution.

• Travels, both domestically and internationally (up to 25% of job)

• Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures.

• Understands and demonstrates the Company’s core values.

• Collaborate with the Manager weekly to ensure full alignment on project initiatives, plans, and next steps

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills that will make you successful

  • 1+ years of relevant work experience in product development in the food industry
  • Strong knowledge of food science, food chemistry & ingredient functionality
  • Strong knowledge of the product development process and equipment processes/operations
  • Great understanding/appreciation of the broader business environment and application of technical and commercial knowledge during project execution.
  • Ability to develop commercially successful food products
  • Enjoys working in results-oriented team environment
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues / solutions to a non-technical audience.
  • Diplomacy to promote good relations
  • Strong technical competencies with ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Self-starter, self-motivating: able to balance competing priorities without losing momentum and manage uncertainty and complexity in fast evolving environments.
  • Very Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence with integrity through persuasive communication to win support at more senior levels within R&D, Operations and Supply
  • Chain and to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders from different levels, backgrounds and cultures
  • The ability to travel up to 25%, including international travel to Mexico

Experiences that will support your success

B.S. Food Science or related field required.

Ferrero Group Hiring Food Scientist

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