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Senior Food Scientist, Ice Cream & Frozen Novelties

Company: balchem
Location: Bridgeton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com
POSITION SUMMARY:
This Senior Food Scientist, Ice Cream position, within Human Health & Nutrition R&D team, will leverage their scientific training and industrial experience to develop and scale-up new products and systems for the ice cream and frozen novelty markets. This individual will lead product development which includes formulation, testing, commercialization, cost reduction and quality improvement efforts of this segment. Ability to work cross-functionally to determine goals and timetables for projects; ensure diligence in development, scale up, and commercialization of products; to drive innovation and deliver on business goals is required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Lead and champion a culture of safety.
Formulate new innovations, flavor improvements and cost innovation projects and demonstrates knowledge and expertise in product development and innovation.
Responsible for scaling up new products, evaluating new raw materials/ingredients, and process development and technology assessments as required
Ensures diligence in development, scale up and commercialization of products and technologies.
Work with customers to provide formulation expertise, provide product specifications and necessary manufacturing procedure documents.
Drives change in a complex, fast-paced business environment.
Develop strong relationships with operations, quality, and procurement to implement solutions
Conceptual, creative and analytic problem solving - the ability to break down complex issues and simplify by focusing on what matters.
Leverage technical and functional expertise to solve broader business issues.
Understand the commercialization process with proven experience of its application.
Ability to learn new categories quickly and provide appropriate guidance.
Achieves end-to-end success by taking ideas from their conceptual stage to marketplace execution.
A professional who believes that the consumer is the starting point for all R&D activities.
Have a proven track record of delivering extraordinary results.
Take an independent and disciplined approach to organizing work activity, prioritizing tasks, and analysis; will also seek out additional projects and activities to drive the business forward
Meet with customers and represent Balchem's technology as required.???????

REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires a Food Scientist with expertise ice cream formulation and product development including the development of wide array of bases, variegates, and other preparations commonly used in the ice cream and frozen novelty categories
Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, or similar
Minimum 7+ years of experience in Process Development, New Product Development and/or Process Scale-up is required in Ice Cream Industry
Knowledge and experience with principals of food processing, food science, food and dairy chemistry, biochemistry, wet processing, liquid and dry mixing/blending, and liquid and dry packaging are essential to successfully perform job
An understanding of processing equipment utilized is required (i.e. vats, steam kettles, liquid and dry mixing/blending equipment, liquid and dry packaging, homogenizer, HTST).
Ability to conduct experimental design tests and accurately report results in a manner suitable for presentation to customers and management
Knowledge of plant operations to assist and support production as required
Collaborative, problem solving, good communication and ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as with others are skills for good job performance
Ability to go from the lab/benchtop process to pilot plant and then to the manufacturing plant is a must
Detail oriented and multitasking is a must
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Complete computer skills required (Microsoft office, Genesis, etc)
A solid track record of successful new technology development, new product innovation, and commercializing of new products.
Computer skills including Excel, Word, and product formulation software tools required.
Collaborative skills allowing effective interactions with Marketing teams, Operations and Manufacturing Teams, Quality and Regulatory Compliance Teams and Senior Management.

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Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.PI183128565

Keywords: balchem, Springfield , Senior Food Scientist, Ice Cream & Frozen Novelties, Other , Bridgeton, Illinois

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