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Product Development Scientist

Location : Minneapolis, MN
Reference Code : GMIJP00003942
Hours : Part Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Our client is a Minnesota company who manufactures and markets many branded consumer products.  Their history dates back to the mid 1800’s


Are you interested in an on-going part-time flexible position:  Our client is looking for an experienced Product Development Scientist


Schedule:  Part-time, Project Based On-Call estimated at 10-25 hours/ week with an estimated end date of May 2020.

In this role you will:

  • Take products from bench top to full production while collaborating fully in a cross functional environment

  • Develop new products, make product improvements, and contribute to concept refinement and product start-ups

  • Drive projects through appropriate consumer, descriptive, and discrimination testing to enhance product knowledge from its initial concept state to its appearance on grocers' shelves

  • Partner with global teams to identify new opportunities and solve technical challenges

  • Build technical expertise in new areas and share knowledge across the organization

  • Identify opportunities by challenging formulation and processing assumptions

  • Execute commercialization of projects efficiently and with excellence

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science or related field

  • Proven ability to deliver executional excellence, facilitate cultural learning, and develop technical and scientific rigor

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to multiple situations

  • Demonstrated ability to lead technically driven projects

  • Self-starter, problem-solver and ability to trouble-shoot

  • Collaborative Team Player with the ability to provide key product guidance

  • Innovative thinker, creative, and the ability to challenge the current methods and beliefs

  • Willingness to travel as needed – A Plus!


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