Innovation Scientist San Antonio, Costa Rica
San Antonio, Costa Rica
hace 23 horas

Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Innovation Scientist will coordinate, align and innovate through exploration, development and implementation of new and existing products.

We seek an experienced professional to provide technical expertise to new product development for product line growth and technology / process development for the creation of new capabilities.

In this role, you will identify and implement technical solutions to meet business goals

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify product growth and new product opportunities.
  • Analyze and interpret market data to take advantage of opportunities and minimize adverse trends.
  • Stay abreast of current literature and analytical advancements.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership on products, process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight.
  • Partner and stay connected with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, ops, food safety quality and regulatory).
  • Provide findings and analysis with insights, research and commercial brand to develop short and long-term testing programs for experimental and commercial products and hybrids.
  • Collaborate and build partnership with sales, business management, and marketing partners to identify customer needs and translate these into new product development opportunities.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, food engineering, food technologist or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working successfully in a matrixed organization
  • Experience in product development for the food industry
  • Preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience
  • Prior experience in product development / management
  • At least 3 or more years combined professional experience in the following areas : protein formulation development, ingredient functionality and product commercialization.
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