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Scientist - Ice Cream

Office and Administrative Support




Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States

Scientist - Ice Cream

Background & Purpose of the Job

Ice Creamis a fun, very innovative,competitive,and fast-paced category. A category where all 5 fundamentals of growth play a critical role.

As a member of the Ice Cream R&D team, youwillsupportthe R&D activities to deliver the Ice Creamprogram, ranging from innovation, renovation, quality improvement and margin enhancement. Youwillwork as a member of a cross-functional project team to deliverto deliverthe brand’sprogram and business objectives

Who You Are & What You’llDo

You love towin, andhave fun doing it:You are passionate about productdevelopmentandyou arecustomer/consumer focused.You are comfortable with multi-tasking and operating in a fast paced, multi-faceted, and multi-cultural environment

You’re a dot connector:You are a problem solver: you break an issue into smaller parts to examine them.You buildand managerelationships with cross-functional teams, key stakeholders, and strategic vendor partners to enable progress.

You’re a paradox navigator: You leverage your technical knowledge and experience, awareness of culinary and product trends and consumer insights to deliversuperior new products that meet the project and business deliverables.

You’re a changemaker:Youcanidentify and address emerging issues as well as set and manage priorities and continuously improve processes and practices

What you’ll do:


  • Execute agreed R&D activitiesto deliver the brand’s program, ranging from innovation, renovation, quality improvement and margin enhancement.

  • Works as a member of a cross-functional project team to deliver projects on time in full.

Develop products:

  • Independently design products against simple product briefs,design/executetestprotocolsforthe various technical aspects of projects as required (e.g.,prototype development and scale-up, shelf-life testing, analytical testing,etc.)

  • Lead the process of specification/label creation in SAP PLM from the request to the approved status; Be the material expert and lead creation of new specifications for new ingredients.

Provide technicaland productguidance

  • Actively participate and/or represent R&D in Supply Chain and Marketing meetings.

  • Assess feasibility of new ideas and troubleshoot activities where formulation knowledge is essential.

  • Support technical investigations using root-cause analysis and problem-solving techniques as required for existing and new products.

Establish and maintain internal and external working relationships

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationshipswithR&D, Supply Chain and marketing teams, customers, and key stakeholders.

What You’ll NeedToSucceed


  • Bachelorof Science Degree in Food Science or equivalentdegree.

  • 2-5 years of experience in the food industry, preferably in product development

Technical/Project management

  • Ability to independently executetasks and projectswithlow-moderatecomplexity

  • Ability to develop, plan, conduct, and coordinate prototype development initiatives across multiple projects/tasks.

  • Working knowledgein use of ingredients, formulation, process, and product design principles.

  • Working knowledgein specification creation and approval and costing.

  • Ability to analyzeand interpret data with guidance on final conclusions

  • Working knowledge of experimental design, root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques

  • Good understanding of Supply Chain.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to construct trial/lab reports and presentation, including recommendations

  • Ability to present information to both technical and non-technical audiences

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