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Senior Product Development Scientist 2

Location: 

St. Simons Island, GA, US, 31522

Req ID:  25944
Segment:  Research & Development

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 $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

SeaPak, FarmRich, Morey's Seafood -staples in your freezer - how about working with them and helping expand the brand offerings?  Sounds like a cool job, right?

Do you want to join a team-oriented environment that supports each other and ideas that are shared? 

Do you have strong experience in the protein category?

If so, read on, we would love to learn more about you!

 

The Sr. Product Development Scientist II plans, organizes and conducts theoretical or applied scientific research, which contributes the technical knowledge and expertise necessary to commercialize and expand existing company business platforms. Also, the role requires analyzing research data and preparing detailed reports and presentations for R&D management and other key stakeholders.  The Sr. Product Development Scientist II provides technical leadership and is a key contributor to initiatives in product/process development.   Position is located on Saint Simon's Island, Georgia.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

• Acts as a project leader, planning, managing and conducting research projects in product or process development or in specific area of  expertise (microbiology, food chemistry, engineering). 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 R&D project leadership to assigned members on scientific project teams.  Shares technical knowledge and expertise and providing necessary training to help mentor team members.
• Proposes new or innovative methods for using technology to resolve problems.
• Prepares and edits reports and regular updates, providing concise summaries of project work. Present project results and recommendations to various audience levels including R&D associates, other company staff and external groups as requested.
• Seeks centers of expertise or technology, inside and outside of the company, which may provide beneficial knowledge  related to research activities. Communicates and shares expertise with others within company protocols.
• Represents the company with outside vendors, suppliers, universities, associations and governmental agencies. Adheres to confidentiality of proprietary information.
• Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support the company's business objectives.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field (e.g. Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Engineering, etc.) with 8+ years industrial, applied research experience, in job-related field; degree in Chemical Engineering preferred
  • OR Master's degree in Food Science or related field (e.g. Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Engineering, etc.) with 6+ years industrial, applied research experience, in job-related field; degree in Chemical Engineering preferred
  • OR Ph.D. (e.g. Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Engineering, etc.) with 3+ years industrial, applied research experience, in job-related field; degree in Chemical Engineering preferred
  • Three to five years of work experience with Protein products
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills; ability to present to all levels within an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment; demonstrated ability in flexibility, able to pivot quickly
  • Proven track record of results in independently achieved accomplishments as demonstrated by: products/process / technological innovation and/or improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead other
  • Strong software skills including  Microsoft Excel, Word and database, statistical software; demonstrated success creating spreadsheets, computer analysis, report writing.
  • Requires the ability to travel up to 30%

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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 at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

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.

MEET RICH’S.

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.

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