R&D Sr. Technologist I (Meat Scientist)

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's?, Folgers?, Jif?, Dunkin' Donuts?, Crisco?, Caf? Bustelo?, R.W. Knudsen Family?, Sahale Snacks?, Smucker's? Uncrustables?, Robin Hood?, and Bick's?. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray? Nutrish?, Meow Mix?, Milk-Bone?, Kibbles 'n Bits?, Natural Balance?, and Nature's Recipe?. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.
R&D Sr. Technologist I (Meat Scientist). Focus on development of pet foods and treats that are meat-based, where the product positioning, appearance, and formulation are primarily driven by animal-based protein. Responsible for efficiently designing, planning, coordinating and executing complex experiments from bench-top through scale-up with minimal managerial support. Accountabilities include all project aspects such as: creating work plans, project design & timing analysis; cost analysis and management; sourcing raw materials; prototype development; rapid protocepting; data analysis & interpretation; interpreting chemistry & lab analyses; assessing process integration & co-packing
feasibility; ensuring products are developed within Nutrition, Regulatory, and QA guidelines; and managing product stability & shelf life testing. Responsible for technical implementation of projects and must be able to troubleshoot and resolve various project challenges with limited managerial support. Technical responsibility for the coordination and execution of specific project activities. Bring forward new technical insights based upon own original ideas, and new innovative approaches to solve problems. Requires PhD in meat science (or food science, chemistry, physics, biology or related field with a strong focus or minor in Meat Science) plus 48 months of relevant experience in the meat processing industry. Also requires: deep understanding of meat science and the ability to apply it in the development of products with high animal-based ingredient content, with meat or meat-like appearance as primary consumer driver; strong engineering fundamentals for implementation and scale up of production; and ability to communicate (written or orally) complex messages clearly and concisely, and in a manner appropriate to the specific audience. 25% travel.

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