Senior Food Scientist in Omaha, NE at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/28/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


NE Omaha R&D Center

Job Type:

Research and Development

Job Posting Title:

Senior Food Scientist

Job Description:

Independently leads the design, planning, validation, and implementation of new products, line extensions, product improvements, and technical service with pace for strategic customers.  Provide technical expertise and leadership on cross-functional project teams, including technical oversight of internal and external manufacturing startups.

NOTE: This role can be in either Omaha, NE or Princeton, KY.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Working independently, leads the product development, documentation management, project management and commercialization initiatives for strategic customers
  • Work directly with customers to support and drive the business objectives
  • Independently formulate and execute development from bench to production scale for new products and product improvements
  • Create new prototypes for product development initiatives, and identify and approve potential ingredient and manufacturing suppliers
  • Create and influence project direction by providing technical input through the planning and decision-making process
  • Identify opportunities for competitive market advantage
  • Provide judgment and experience to assure that an appropriate level of technical common sense and discipline are being employed and utilized in business decisions
  • Contribute significantly, directly, and continually to the attainment of results through the generation and application of advanced, specialized knowledge
  • Understand product requirements and plant equipment and processes to enable the creation of detailed playbooks and specifications
  • Look for ways to enhance the current commercialization process through previous experience and technical savvy
  • Identify and develop research programs to exploit an emerging technology for significant business results, driving them to implementation
  • Identify and develop research programs to drive cost optimization through formulation and processing efficiencies
  • Identifies problems and drives cross functional exploration to determine root cause with a focus on developing corrective action.  Applies corrective action to future projects to reduce repeat problem resurrection
  • Mentor less senior associates, often with the opportunity for direct reporting structure

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Five years’ experience in Food Product Development
  • Understanding of ingredient interactions/functionality
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Aptitude for technical leadership and project management
  • Effectively work cross-functionally throughout the organization, including vertically and horizontally.


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Food Science/Engineering or related

Master’s Degree Preferred -- Type: Food Science/Engineering or related

Preferred Attributes, Qualifications & Working Conditions:   Travel (other than driving) - 30%


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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