Associate Scientist - Product Development

February 12 2019
Categories Engineering, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Food processing - Agronomy
London, ON
McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.   The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed.    Position Overview: Under the supervision of Senior Product Development staff, the Associate PD Scientist will assist in the development of innovative new products and the optimization of existing products per project guidelines, including but not limited to cost parameters, specifications, and regulatory requirements.   Duties & Responsibilities: Conducts product/ingredient research, benchtop formulation, sample application preparation, sample labelling, product/application evaluation and commercialization activities including scale-up to production Responsible for timely and accurate updating of formulations, ingredients, technology and files including protecting all proprietary information Contacts ingredient vendors for information or samples as required for project activities or as directed by Senior PD staff Provides technical support and problem solving internally for customers in the CPD business segment, including Marketing, Quality Assurance, and Operations Stays up to date with Global Technical Advancements from both Internal and External sources Works with external co-packers/other McCormick facilities to develop and launch/modify products Performs assigned tasks to assist other PD staff and participates on cross-functional teams including QA, Regulatory, Marketing and Operations, as required Plans and prioritizes work to ensure deadlines and customer expectations are met   Qualifications: University Degree in Food Science or related field Experience in food technology or food processing is an asset   Team player with meticulous attention to detail, who possesses the ability to think creatively, is intellectually curious, has a willingness to learn and grow, along with excellent organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple project priorities Conducts self in a professional manner with excellent communication and collaboration skills exercised across all levels and functions within McCormick and externally with customers. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in high pressure, sensitive situations Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Office, DevEx, SAP) Flexible to work overtime when needed and travel to McCormick and customer’s facilities Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at;, job requisition ID 31102.   We thank all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.  No phone calls please. Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.
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