Senior Food Scientist
Are you a Senior Food Scientist excited about leading development and innovation of internationally-recognized and fun product lines? We need your expertise in crafting natural beverage flavoring products that deliver truly Amazing Flavor for retail, online and foodservice customers. You’ll be instrumental in helping us implement a fresh approach to innovation that supports Torani’s expanding business.
You are a passionate product developer with a history of successful launches. Your background includes extensive formulation experience with natural ingredients, preferably with thermal processing know-how. You have a strong understanding of flavor systems and ingredient functionality, and have a career portfolio of product lines that delivered authentic and ‘wow’ flavor. You’re practiced at managing and executing the product development cycle from concept through commercialization, and know what it takes to effectively balance a project slate with a team.
Torani’s product innovation team provides a collaborative, high-energy product development environment where you can take ownership of your initiatives. Our work brings the Torani flavor philosophy – Flavor For All – to fruition in the marketplace. Our opportunity is to exponentially grow healthy, beloved product lines and to innovate those that will transform our categories.
Your contribution will stand out and directly make a difference to our business and to the Torani culture. Come join this forward-looking team in our brand new headquarters and state-of-the-art Flavor Factory!
SUCCESS FACTORS (FIRST 12-18 MONTHS)
New Products: You’ve applied your product design and technical formulation skills to successfully develop and commercialize one flavor product line on trend, on time and within target cost. You’ve delivered consumer-preferred, operationally easy-to-use flavor with simple, natural ingredients.
Formula Renovation: You’ve lead work to improve best-selling syrup formulas to better achieve Torani flavor standards and meet consumer preferences, strengthening Torani’s competitiveness in the market.
Project Management: Your project management excellence is evident through the creation and fulfillment of your product plans and milestones. You manage your development process by engaging and motivating internal and external partners. You are the voice of the product and the go-to problem-solver on cross-functional project teams. You lead the efforts to set and meet timelines.
Understanding the User: You’ve adeptly collected product insights to analyze product opportunities and potential solutions by applying your sensory testing expertise. Your deep understanding of how customers use Torani makes you an invaluable partner for our business development with them.
Collaboration: Strong relationships are in place across the organization and with external partners, as demonstrated by the successful, smooth launch of new products and integrated ways of working with partner functions. You are a leader on the R+D team and a food science technical mentor for all Torani TMs.
Technical Expertise: You’ve brought food-safe formula, processing and packaging experience to enhance our capability to deliver the natural products that expand and elevate our product portfolio. You’re quest to constantly learn about –and experiment with - with emerging food technologies makes you an invaluable team resource.
Has a little fun along the way!
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES:
- Bachelor’s degree in food science or related discipline, Master’s degree preferred
- At least 7 years of relevant, progressive experience in beverage or flavor product development
- Successfully developed shelf-stable consumer-preferred, delicious products with no artificial ingredients
Extensive experience developing products from concept to commercialization, including:
- Writing and documenting formulas and specifications
- Sensory analysis
- Calculating costs
- Conducting plant trials
- Positive collaboration with the Brand team and internal and external manufacturing partners
- Implemented and lead test protocols for sensory and shelf life studies
- Demonstrated experience working successfully with flavor systems
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects well
- A pro-active team-player and project leader
- Practiced with working in product data management systems (eg Oracle PLM or similar)
- Live in SF Bay Area or willing to relocate at own expense
- Eligible to work in US without sponsorship (now & in the future)
- Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook
Torani is one of the fastest growing and dynamic specialty food companies in the Bay Area. Perhaps you’ve been wondering if there’s a right company fit, where you might combine your deep expertise with purposeful work. We’re dedicated to bringing our superb portfolio of natural flavorful products to people of diverse needs and incomes. And while our legacy of team and community focus started quietly in our passion for people development, it has flourished with B Corp certification. Torani is recognized as one of the most fun, friendly and warm companies you’ll come across.
Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.
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