A senior product development role creating and delivering innovation, productivity, and continuous improvement results. This Breakfast R&D team role focuses on core research and innovation for Birch Benders making delightfully delicious foods meeting consumers healthy lifestyle needs. Core products include premium pancakes, frozen waffles, baking mixes, frostings, syrups, and a pipeline of new ideas readied to expand the brand into new categories. Partnering with the Brand Team and our Sovos Brands R&D center of excellence, the Sr Scientist will:
Develop and commercialize differentiated new products across conventional, organic, keto, paleo guardrails supporting the values of unrivaled quality, creativity and innovation, and speed to market across core brands, existing pipeline, and adjacent category innovation platforms
Advance the business through technical excellence ensuring all aspects meet or exceed the quality and product performance requirements within a managed timeline and cost objective
Work with the BU to mitigate input costs, enhance margins through joined up cost leadership
Influence and support internal teams, external stakeholders, and programs. Committed to rolling up sleeves to deliver great work while engaging colleagues at all levels/functions of organization
Be tightly connected and a key contributor to the broader Sovos Brands Organization
Successful candidates will possess a proven ability to develop great tasting products with technical points of difference that provide sustainable competitive insulation; to interpret regulatory compliance standards; and to set the specifications, manufacturing processes and procedures that assure design and conformance to a set of quality standards of excellence.
The role is a balance of hands on product development, research sciences, and innovation leadership requiring knowledge of conventional, organic, and gluten/grain-free baking systems, sweetener and flavor sciences for keto and paleo diets. Develop and to deliver consistent and great tasting product experiences from Concept to Commercialization:
Create and develop new products, rapid prototype, and establish a robust growth pipeline
Deliver great tasting differentiated products through robust design, sensory, consumer methods
Build capabilities in core sciences and applications to assure industry leading excellence in keto, paleo, and emerging lifestyle product development and innovation
Scale-up and commercialization across our supply network, suppliers, and co-packers
Define specifications and quality controls to assure robust manufacturing and finished good quality
Build a positive culture and inspire high performance
S. in Food Science, Engineering, or related field with focus in baking science with 5-10+ years of broad and deep product innovation, value generation, and commercialization
Experienced Organic, NGP, Keto, Paleo product development. Technical competency in formulation and sensory sciences, sugar free, grain-free, gluten free ingredient functionality and performance
Successfully executed innovation programs from idea to implementation and Adept understanding of consumer, analytical and physical testing methodologies
Demonstrated leadership strength in developing and leveraging supplier innovation
S./ Ph.D. Food Science, Engineering, or related field with focus in baking science
A mix of career experience across R&D, New Platform Innovation, Quality, Culinary creation
Strong industry and commercial acumen, technical and scientific development skills
About Sovos Brands-Birch Benders
Sovos Brands is a food company with a mission to acquire and build one-of-a-kind brands. We’re dedicated to bringing today's consumers delicious food for joyful living. We invest in brands that have exciting growth potential, combining industry expertise with fresh thinking to bring our products into more homes across America.
The brands in our portfolio include Rao's Homemade, a producer of premium pasta sauces, soups, frozen entrées and pasta; noosa, a producer of premium yoghurt made with whole milk and wildflower North American honey; Birch Benders, a fast-growing producer of delicious, better-for-you pancake and waffle mixes, toaster waffles, and pancake and baking cups; and Michael Angelo's, a leading producer of authentic frozen Italian entrées.
Sovos has the experience of an industry leader, and the financial backing of Advent International, one of the world's largest private equity firms.
Find out more about Sovos Brands at www.sovosbrands.com, Rao's Homemade at www.raos.com, noosa at www.noosayoghurt.com, Birch Benders at www.birchbenders.com; and Michael Angelo's at www.michaelangelos.com.
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