Food Scientist, Bakery - Buffalo
Rich Products Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than 7,300 associates worldwide. We currently have a great opportunity as a Scientist - Bakery at our corporate headquarters in Buffalo,NY. Please visit our website at www.richs.com/careers to apply for this position or view other exciting opportunities.Manages and conducts complex applied research projects to advance product development, process, technology platforms for Rich's. Performs analyses, tests and experiments to develop and/or improve materials.Organizes, executes and interprets advanced technical research projects in product or process development through the application of advanced principles and practices in a scientific specialtyDevelops technical solutions to complex problems, functioning as an internal expert and troubleshooter in area of specialty As a member of a team, organizes advanced projects in product/process development through the application of advanced principles and practices on multiple interdisciplinary project, establishing the acceptance criteria for research results. Works on individual assignment, conducts independent research in product or process development or specific area of expertise.Sets-up, operates and maintains pilot lab and research lab equipmentSelects and evaluates raw materialsDesigns and conducts shelf life studies, including product and package performance under various conditions and makes recommendations for appropriate adjustments in product and/or package as requiredInfluences the direction of projects based upon expertise and suggests new projects based on discoveriesMakes presentations of results and recommendations to various groups, both internally and externally. Writes and edits reports and regular updates to provide concise summaries of project work. Works with outside labs, universities, ingredient suppliers, and equipment vendors as needed by project activityManages and conducts multiple, independent and complex research and/or development projects. Defines project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses Supplies technical inspiration and leadership to many projects/initiativesMaintains accurate, up to date records, laboratory notebooks and computer database that repeatable and reproduciblePerforms measurements and statistical analysisInvents new technical areas and unique approachesTranslates technical knowledge and scientific information into product/process. Works with internal and external groups to resolve and provide solutions / improvementsEnsures the work environment is sanitary, safe, and orderlyPerforms related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation's business objectives
What do I need to be considered a candidate? B.S. degree in Food Science or related field, 6+ years experience, M.S. and 3 years or Ph.D and 2 years. Experience expected to have resulted in a solid record of accomplishment 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. Proficient with relevant software tools (e.g. Optiva, Accolade, etc.)Travels regularly (up to 25% of time)

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