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Product Development Scientist I or Scientist II

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JOB DESCRIPTION

McCormick & Co., Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor & seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Product Development Scientist I or Scientist IIin the Consumer Products Division (CPD) HQ, located at 211 Schilling Circle in Hunt Valley, MD.  The Scientist I or Scientist II will report to a Senior Principal Scientist.

 

With more than $4 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.  We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service.  Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick.  McCormick brings passion to flavor™!

 

As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families.  Benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays and vacations.

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Product Development Scientist I or II will be responsible for product development for US Consumer Products Division (USCPD) including new products, line extensions, brand maintenance, assistance with operations, supply chain and cost optimization.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES – Scientist I

  • Formulating new or improved products to achieve objectives for consumer acceptance, product performance and manufacturing requirements from concept through commercialization
  • Managing projects to meet time and cost restraints
  • Employing strong understanding of consumer and general sensory testing, including its application toproduct development
  • Designing and managing experiments
  • Developing and applying knowledge of ingredients and flavors, their major vendors, and performance attributes (including flavor, functionality, and quality)
  • Evaluating raw materials and formulas for CCI and functionality
  • Conducting plant trials at co-pack and McCormick locations

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES – Scientist II (inclusive of Scientist I)

  • Planning and conducting complex technical research assignments using comprehensive knowledge and experience in Product Development
  • Applying a high degree of initiative and creativity in assignments
  • Providing technical direction and/or supervising lower level employee (possibly)

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – Scientist I

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Culinary or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of product development experience in food industry (co-op and internship experience will be considered)
  • Passion for food and flavor
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate cross functionally inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing business priorities
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects of varying levels of complexity
  • High degree of ownership and professional commitment
  • PC skills with Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Decision making and effective communication skills

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – Scientist II (inclusive of Scientist I)

  • Minimum 6 years of product development experience in the food industry
  • Ability to lead cross functionally, including, Commercialization, Sensory, Test Kitchen, QA, Purchasing, and Co-Pack

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – Scientist I

  • Experience in the development of dry seasonings
  • Experience with SAP, product formulary and retrieval systems
  • Curiosity and innovative thinking
  • Culinary interest and/or related training

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – Scientist II (inclusive of Scientist I)

  • Experience in developing for aseptic, hot fill and retort processes
  • Experience in the development and processing of liquid products such as marinades, sauces, salad dressings, stocks, broths, liquid soups and gravies
Job overview
Company :
Location :Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Job Status/Type :Full Time, Employee
Job Category :Biotech/R&D/Science
Occupations :New Product R&D
General/Other: R&D/Science
Reference Code :6121
  
Company overview
 
Overview
McCormick is a global leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, herbs, seasonings, specialty foods and flavors to the entire food industry. From our first products in 1889 to the innovative spices, seasonings and flavorings we now offer, McCormick has always brought our customers and consumers the best ingredients and expertise available. Through the years, our company has grown in accordance with certain core values and beliefs. We conduct our business ethically in a manner driven by our respect for our industry, our employees, our communities where we live and work and our environment. It is a recipe for success that has served us since 1889.
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