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Sr. Product Development Scientist II, BTI


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  24861
Segment:  Research & Development

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


Are you someone who prefers to work in a fast-paced cross functional environment? Rich’s is looking for a Senior Product Development Scientist II in our Breakthrough Innovation Group.

Imagine working for a stable, family owned company with sales in 110 countries and a workplace with great culture. If this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for then we want to hear from you.

  • Acts as a project leader, planning, managing and conducting research projects in product or process developmen. (includes formulation and process development).  Establishes project methodology and time tables, identifies and organizes project team, coordinates other needed resources and monitors project progress.
  • Provides guidance and day-to-day supervision to members on scientific project teams.  Mentors associates within the R&D department by sharing technical knowledge and expertise and providing necessary training. Trains scientists on dough technology including ingredient functionality.
  • Proposes new or innovative products, as well as methods for using technology to resolve problems.
  • Initiates and executes cost savings projects
  • Supports new product and process startups in the plants.
  • Prepares and edits reports and regular updates, providing concise summaries of project work.  Present project results and recommendations to various audiences including R&D associates, other RPC staff and interested external groups. 
  • Prepares finished product specs and processing specs for PLM.
  • Seeks centers of expertise or technology, inside and outside of Rich Products Corporation, which may provide beneficial knowledge related to research activities.  Communicates and shares expertise with others.
  • Represents the company with key customers as requested by sales or marketing, outside vendors, suppliers, universities, associations and governmental agencies.  Maintains confidentiality of proprietary information.
  • Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation's business objectives.
  • B.S. Degree - Chemical Engineering preferred.  Will also consider Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Engineering.
  • 8+ years industrial, applied research experience, in job-related field (bakery or cereal experience preferred)
  • Master’s degree in Science - Chemical Engineering preferred.  Will also consider Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Engineering.
  • 6+ years industrial, applied research experience, in job-related field (prefer bakery or cereal experience)


  • Solid verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • A passion for product and process development –  innovations, renovations and cost savings.
  • Proven record of independently achieved accomplishments as demonstrated by: products/process / technological innovation and/or improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead others
  • Experience expected to be cradle to grave (development of concepts through commercialization) and have resulted in a solid record of accomplishments such as demonstrated by products/process/experimental design
  • PC / internet skills (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and the ability to create spreadsheets, computer analysis, report writing.
  • Product Development, Product Commercialization (PLC), Project Management
  • Travels regularly – mostly to plants. (up to 30% of time)

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.


As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.


Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: Outside Sales, PLM, Sales, Management

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