Food Scientist in Downers Grove, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/22/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Downers Grove (Woodcreek Dr)

Job Type:

Research and Development

Job Posting Title:

Food Scientist

Job Description:

TreeHouse Foods is seeking several food scientist level positions to support research and development under the beverage division.  The scientist will be responsible for developing products in varying beverage categories including coffee, functional / supplements and liquid beverage. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Under limited supervision, works collaboratively in the execution of development from bench to production scale for new products, product improvements and cost savings projects
  • Defines the formulation, nutritional and process parameters needed to develop a product which meets the project objective(s).  Understands the impact of these parameters to overall project
  • Applies sound scientific methods in all stages of development. Including planning and executing trials, analyzing data and defining solutions to achieve project goals
  • Identifies opportunities for competitive market advantage
  • Partner and communicate effectively with cross-functional groups: Marketing, Sales, QA, Procurement, Finance, Operations and Engineering
  • Ensure the transfer of technology to the operations team when commercializing products. Provide technical oversight of internal and external manufacturing start-ups and ongoing technical service
  • Generate and support pipeline work to drive cost optimization through formulation and processing efficiencies
  • Participates in customer presentations and/or preparing product, content for customer meetings
  • Ensure all activities follow established safety standards, regulatory requirements (FDA, UDSA & Kosher) and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP)

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Three years’ experience in Food Science Product Development ideal
  • Understanding of ingredient interactions/functionality
  • Communicate effectively and openly while working in a cross-functional team
  • Must be a self-starter, independent, energetic and resourceful
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Solid Project Management skills and experience
  • Aptitude for technical leadership and project management


Bachelor’s Degree Required: Food Science/Engineering or Related Field

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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