Product Development Sr. Scientist

Location: Londonderry, NH

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Product Development Sr. Scientist

At MegaFood our mission is to Grow a Healthier World.

Together with our trusted farm partners, we are a force for good. From creating premium products with radical transparency, to committing to organic and regenerative agriculture, we are nourishing our world from the roots by filling nutritional gaps and revolutionizing a broken farming system.

As a B Corporation, we’re also cultivating a community of transparent suppliers, working to enable a thriving workforce, and supporting businesses, communities, and programs that share these same goals and values. All for a healthier, more sustainable and more resilient future.

That’s Nutrition with Ambition™. Are you ready to join us?


Purpose

Develop winning consumer products by developing products from concept through commercialization. Senior Scientist will partner with marketing/brand and other cross functional teams to launch products for Megafood in the VMS and F&B space. 

 

Essential Function and Responsibilities


  • Develop and launch products from benchtop, scale up through commercialization
  • Food Science areas of comfort should include Dietary Supplements, Probiotics, and food and beverage 
  • Delivery format expertise should include tablet, capsule, beadlet, powder, etc
  • Develop appropriate experimental designs
  • Make recommendations based on results
  • Gather and analyze relevant formulation data and make recommendations on final formula specs
  • Utilizes proper formulation development protocols to ensure consumer centric product is launched
  • Properly communicate project details and experimental designs to technician 
  • Be able to translate results into action for cross functional teams
  • Provides technical inputs for the development of new products as guided by development pipelines, timelines, and project details to maintain and build Megafood’s competitive advantage
  • Be able to support production runs at manufacturing sites
  • Work with technical teams to set up and improve stability, manufacturing efficiencies, and product costs.
  • Should be able to own the R&D piece of the Project timeline and properly communicate it to the project team
  • Be able to utilize multiple R&D relevant software (Tracegains etc.)
  • Master’s Degree in a scientific capacity preferred (Pharmaceutical Science preferred)
  • 10-15 years in CPG or B2B space. VMS experience preferred but F&B and/or Pharma will be considered
  • Travel will be around 20-25% of the time

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Knowledgeable in Product Development of Food and Beverage, Dietary Supplements, Probiotics, and/or Pharmaceutical products
  • Knowledgeable in Analytical Tests appropriate for Product Launches
  • Knowledgeable in Stage Gate Processes
  • Experienced in VMS lab environment working with granulation, blending and compression
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • Experience in CPG or business to business (B2B) companies

 

People Development:  Takes opportunities to develop individual competencies to ensure skills are aligned with evolving roles in the organization.  I am open, curious and willing to learn new skills.  Owns individual development.

Business Planning:  Keeps self informed of key business operations that impact the team and role; asks questions to ensure sufficient context and knowledge.  Is open, curious and willing to learn new skills.  Effectively manages time and priorities..

Results Orientation: Delivers on commitments with a dedication to quality and process.  Supports team objectives outside the routine responsibilities.

Problem Solving: Takes initiative to proactively identify problems; provides suggestions for improvements within the scope of the role. 

Collaboration: Effectively listens and communicates with team members, leadership and internal customers.  Open to feedback.



 

MegaFood is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. The collective sum of our individual differences, knowledge, life experiences, and unique talents, represents a significant part of our culture and is the foundation for our accomplishments and impact.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. We strive to create a supportive community where we all are comfortable and confident to be authentic, open and curious.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of disability for any part of the employment process, please send an email to careers@megafood.com or call 603-216-0889 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

 

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