Food Scientist - Product Design and Development

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Sep 14, 2018
Closes
Nov 01, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: FOOD SCIENTISTAbout us:Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Product Development & Design organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for delighting our guests.  We concept, develop, make and deliver the great tasting new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and quality experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our market's needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the taste, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on convenient meals, snacking favorites, giftables, or pantry staples. Here, you'll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop. A role with Food Product Development means being on a team of engineers and food scientists who create products that truly embody the intent of Target-owned brands. Can you ensure that each product has that just-right mix of taste, quality and value? Do you love to create technical product solutions that help meet strategic business goals? Then you'll have success on our talented and innovative team. As a Food Product Development Scientist, you will collaborate within a cross functional team comprised of business, technical, regulatory, and marketing partners to identify growth opportunities and build winning solutions for our guests.  You will manage projects from concept through commercialization in an agile and consumer centered speed to market process for a diverse assortment of Target brand products. Here, you'll partner with our quality and compliance teams to ensure in market quality.  Your work will identify technical specifications and quality standards like sensory, product performance, and shelf life, as well as meet food safety and regulatory requirements.  In partnership with the cross functional team, you will lead quality improvement opportunities and support ongoing quality management initiatives.  You'll leverage collective expertise to suggest improvements to cost of goods, product design and manufacturing, sustainability and ROI. You'll also collaborate with vendors to ensure that the brand vision is clearly understood and successfully brought to life with every product we offerWe'll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Food Product Development Scientist. The exciting part of retail? It's always changing!  Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description.  Job duties may change at any time due to business needsAbout you:
  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Food Science, or directly related field
  • Two to eight years of product development/ innovation experience within a food manufacturing, food service, or grocery retail environment.
  • Experience developing food solutions in any of the following platforms: bakery and foodservice , thermally processed foods, or dairy
  • Knowledge of quality management and specification development practices
  • Willing to travel up to 25% time

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