R&D Food Science Manager

Job#: 2020993

Job Description:

Apex Systems is hiring a R&D Food Science Manager to work with our Food Science client.  Ive included job details below. If you are interested, please apply and email an updated copy of your resume to Taylor at [email protected]


The R&D Manager plays a key role in leading research activities aimed at formulating new products and solutions, improving existing products, conducting lab tests, attending scale up trials and screening ingredients. This role will interact closely with various functions including; Sales, Marketing, Operations, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain as well as Chefmasters’ customers and suppliers. The role requires technical expertise in formulation, process optimization, completing specifications and supporting documentation and a passion for driving innovation in food decorating and coloring market.

  • Develop formulations and bench top samples to meet customers’ needs and drive
  • innovation for internal initiatives to help meet business objectives.
  • Oversee multiple R&D projects simultaneously, from concept to commercialization,
  • ensuring timelines, milestones, and deliverables are met.
  • Lead formulation scale-up from bench-top to production.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of all research projects.
  • Plan and follow test protocols.
  • Proactively investigate new ingredients and keep current with consumer trends and
  • competitive products
  • Improve products or match color, texture and flavor profiles while considering cost, label
  • impact and manufacturing capabilities.
  • Develop technical specifications, formulation sheets and manufacturing parameters.
  • Assist Sales with customer technical issues, applications and cross-functional teams regarding
  • ingredients, formulation, and manufacturing issues.
  • Attend local trade shows, meet with suppliers to remain up-to-date with latest
  • ingredient and process technologies.
  • Perform all tasks assigned by supervisor, while following all company, safety, and quality
  • policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular attendance at work.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field with work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of product development experience in the food manufacturing
  • industry.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and
  • manage resources effectively.
  • Strong technical expertise in formulating, ingredients, food chemistry and decorating
  • industry.
  • Experience with formulating icings, piping gels, bakery mixes and food coloring solutions
  • is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 (food) and knowledge of food safety
  • regulations, quality assurance standards, and industry best practices.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and a passion for driving new product development.

  • Project management skills
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Self-propelled and strong motivation to develop new offerings
  • Operate laboratory equipment
  • Computer use and ability to learn software systems.
  • Organized
  • Customer centric
  • Detail oriented
  • Problem solving and logical reasoning skills
  • Work near allergens, such as egg, soy, milk and nuts.
  • Stand for up to 8 hours a day and ability to lift up to 50 lbs as needed.
  • Authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship









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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Fullerton, CA, US

Job Type:

Date Posted:
March 19, 2024

Pay Range:
$80,000 - $100,000