Sr Food Scientist - Cereal & Food Services

Griffith Foods - Illinois

Friday, August 16, 2019


Griffith Foods is a global manufacturer of food products. We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world. Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers. While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world’s best-known companies.

Executes GFUS R&D initiatives to develop new and optimized coating systems and seasonings for McDonald’s and other Foodservice accounts that support the overall Griffith Foods business strategy and long-range plan.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Functions as a scientist to develop new and optimized coating systems and seasonings in execution of technical activities that support key clients and the overall Griffith Foods business strategy and long-range plan.

Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and utilization of foods.

Executes initiatives to elevate Food Science and develop Health & Nutrition capabilities.

Works with some independence, exercising ingenuity and judgement in the approach to tasks. Responsible for the design, planning, execution, and reporting of experiments and projects with intermediate complexity.

Works within multiple priorities, projects and timelines concurrently.

Uses technical and problem-solving skills to approach projects.

Communicates project progress internally and externally with clients and suppliers.

Meets with and develops working relationships with client/supplier Scientists and Culinary teams.

May travel up to 30% to attend processor trials, customer meetings/events and product cuttings.

Completes product formulation activities to drive efficient production of safe and regulatory compliant food products.

Follows R&D processes to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness of function.

Maintains GLP's, GMP's, and all required laboratory records, using electronic systems and written protocols.

Supports Innovation activities that support the strategy and long-range plans of the organization.

Functions as a support to Category Ingredient Specialist to provide consultation to colleagues on appropriate current materials and vendors to use to meet technical and commercial requirements. May approve new raw materials, aid in definition of WW Apps raw material status and rationalization of category and consult in Quality related issues.

Audits and works effectively with Manufacturing and Supply Chain during Commercialization.

May lead on-going core functional process.

Represents R&D in professional business relationships with GFUS client and supplier base, academia, government, and corporations in the food industry.

Responsible for maintaining the security of all information regarding product formulas and related confidential information.

Knowledge & Experience:
BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry or related technical degree.

Experience minimum would be 6 years of Research & Product Development experience within the food industry. Experience should include working directly with customers and manufacturing facilities.

EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Other details
Job Function
Research and Development
Pay Type
Travel Required
Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree