Research & Development Technologist in Plymouth
Company: Zentis North America
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Research & Development Technologist A Technologist is a
customer-driven individual responsible for development of fruit
preparations, sauces, and other novel products primarily for the
dairy industry. This individual must develop flavor and aroma
acuity for different profiles through regular taste evaluation and
be able to understand and communicate all aspects of chemical,
physical, and sensory parameters of fruit preparations and finished
yogurt. The technologist must also be able to manage
multidisciplinary projects (ingredient substitution, process
optimization, flavor duplication, new product launches, etc.) and
develop, with manager's guidance, effective project management
practices. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are
essential. The technologist will be expected to build relationships
internally (technicians, production operators, quality, regulatory,
sales, and purchasing) as well as externally (customers'
scientists). The Technologist would develop and execute work flow
for the technicians through strong communication and organization
of project activities. Additionally, the individual should be able
to coordinate scale-up trials with other functions in the
organization and train new employees (technician and/or entry-level
scientists) in internal processes and systems.
Additionally, the individual should be able to provide overall
project management by communicating, timelines and facilitating
open communication internally as well as with the customer to
accomplish objectives. ---; Primary Responsibilities:
---; Develop fruit preparations, sauces, and other novel products
that meet all technical, chemical, and organoleptic qualities that
a customer requires.
---; Understand and communicate all aspects of chemical, physical,
and sensory parameters of fruit preparations and finished yogurt.
Be able to use and maintain analytical tools and equipment.
---; Manage multidisciplinary projects (ingredient substitutions,
process optimization, flavor duplication, etc.) with assistance
---; Follow any trial productions that occur on the weekend and are
not covered by the technicians. If for some reason you are unable
to be present, you must find another developer to take your
---; Develop relationships internally (technicians, production
operators, quality, regulatory, sales, and purchasing) and
externally (customers' scientists)
---; Able to coordinate scale-up trials with other departments
within Zentis to mimic approved customer lab samples.
---; Develop market knowledge of dairy products in the industry and
keep abreast with technical developments in the field ---; Formal
---; Degree in Food Science/Technology, chemistry, biochemistry,
biology, engineering or related fields.
---; Specific Experience and Key Knowledge Requirements:
---; Entry level R&D employee, 0 - 3 years in a product
development role; hydrocolloid and fruit knowledge a plus. ---;
Special Skills and Abilities Required:
---; Qualifax, SAP, Document Management System, Microsoft Programs,
Ability to present to customers, formulation skills, strong
mathematical/statistical skills, interpersonal skills across
multiple departments EOE/M/F/H/V
Keywords: Zentis North America, Chicago , Research & Development Technologist in Plymouth, Other , Chicago, Illinois
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