Dean Foods

  • Food Scientist

    Job Locations US-CO-Broomfield
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
    Available to Qualified Candidates
  • Job Description & Requirements

    This position is part of the Research and Development team and is responsible for providing technical competencies cross-functionally related to dairy, non-dairy beverage, and cultured products with general day to day supervision.


    Job Description:   

    • Formulating and executing product development from bench to production scale for new products and/or product improvements across various product lines/programs.
    • Working across various business functions to positively yield results and, with general supervision, assist in leading multiple project launches simultaneously.
    • Assessing technical feasibility and providing direction on formulations.
    • Coordinating and conducting production line trials of new or modified foods.
    • Developing and maintaining component specifications.
    • Preparing test plans, technical reports and documentation for the technical community.
    • Working with R&D managers to help provide direction to various suppliers for new or modified food developments.
    • Working across all functions, including Purchasing, Operations, Engineering and Marketing to support project launches.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • 3-5+ years’ experience in product development, formulation and commercialization within an R&D environment.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, or science based degree (Master’s preferred).
    • General knowledge of dairy processing equipment and ingredient interaction.
    • Experience in formulation of Dairy fluid, Cultured and/or Ice Cream applications.

    General, hands-on and theoretical, with experience in the following areas:

    • Dairy Processing
    • Fermentation - Design of Experiment - Hydrocolloids & Stabilizers
    • Statistics
    • Food Safety
    • Proteins
    • Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners
    • Qualification Methods & Practices
    • Food Regulations
    • Quality Control & Sampling knowledge and practice
    • Co-Packer development and commercializing exposure
    • Tactical decision-making ability using sound scientific principles and data analytics
    • With supervision, capable of directing suppliers through design, development/improvement to commercialization projects
    • General experience in conceptually designing food formulations, utilizing consumer insight and technical knowledge
    • Energetic and motivated
    • Ability and willingness to travel +35%

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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