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Niagara Bottling LLC Food Scientist - (In Dallas, TX or Surrounding) in Diamond Bar, California

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.

  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.

  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Food Scientist - (In Dallas, TX or Surrounding)

This role will mainly support Niagara's Dallas and Temple Plants. You will need to reside in the Dallas, TX or surrounding areas, within 1-2hrs by car.

The Food Scientist plays a key role, providing strong technical expertise throughout all phases of the Niagara commissioning process at multiple manufacturing locations. Serving as the primary interface between Beverage Development and the Manufacturing team, this incumbent must engage with various cross-functional teams, including Operations, Corporate and Plant Engineering, Quality, Procurement, and Batching Operation teams. The incumbent assumes Beverage Development leadership role in supporting new line start-ups, executing trials for new formulas, and proficiently addressing any complexities or challenges related to Beverage Development at the manufacturing sites.

Essential Functions

  • Lead as the Beverage Development expert during new line commissioning and new formula commercialization at different manufacturing locations.

  • Lead as the technical expert in commissioning new formulas, utilizing extensive knowledge of ingredient functionalities, formulations, and processes. Apply troubleshooting skills for successful commissioning.

  • Collaborate closely with Quality Assurance (QA), Batching Operations, and Manufacturing teams to execute line trials for new formulations, ensuring all steps during batching as well as finished product specifications are met at manufacturing site(s).

  • Take charge of supporting manufacturing operations to align with business plans, driving continuous efficiency, and fostering productivity improvements.

  • Facilitate clear communication among Beverage Development, Product Development, Supply Chain, Procurement, QA, and Operations. Cultivate strong relationships with cross-functional teams, ensuring awareness of key project milestones.

  • Create and maintain records of plant trial and start-up reports throughout the commissioning process, including processing parameters, batching records, finished product analytical results, primary and secondary packaging codes, and ingredient kits.

  • Assist in developing test design plans for plant trials and promote a culture of continuous improvement, striving for sustainable high standards in manufacturing and supply chain performance.

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Operations, QA, Procurement, and suppliers to identify opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings.

  • Stay informed about new ingredients, technologies, and processes relevant to Niagara's product portfolios.

  • Support LEAN manufacturing principles, best practices, and annual improvement activities.

  • The ideal candidate will be based in the Dallas, TX, or surrounding area, or may require up to 75% travel.

  • Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Qualifications

  • Required:

  • 2-4 years – Food/ Beverage Product Development

  • 2-4 years – Project Management

  • 2-4 years – Food or Beverage manufacturing

  • Fluent with all MS Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

  • Preferred:

  • 3-5 years – Food/ beverage Development

  • 3-5 years – Project Management

  • 3-5 years – Food or beverage manufacturing

  • Knowledge of Oracle and Trace Gains supplier management system are a plus

    *experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Competencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge in ingredients within the beverage industry and their functionalities, coupled with an in-depth understanding of product development processes and a range of manufacturing methods.

  • Proven leadership in fostering collaboration within cross-functional teams, enhancing communication, and fostering synergy across diverse departments.

  • Demonstrated excellence in advanced problem-solving, continuous improvement, and strategic thinking, showcasing the ability to navigate challenges with autonomy.

  • Ability to efficiently manage fast-paced timelines, with demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, strategically allocate resources, and achieve key objectives in timely manner.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills, ensuring streamlined handling of responsibilities and projects.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, to facilitate clear and concise interaction with team members and stakeholders.

  • Detail-oriented approach, capable of working independently and with minimal supervision while maintaining a high level of accuracy and precision in tasks.

Education

  • Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related field

  • Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related field.

This role will mainly support Niagara's Dallas and Temple Plants. You will need to reside in the Dallas, TX or surrounding areas, within 1-2hrs by car.

Typical Compensation Range

Pay Rate Type: Salary

$93,825.00 - $131,354.00 / Yearly

Benefits

https://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefits

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Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is a leading bottled water manufacturer in the U.S., supplying major retailers across the nation. With incredible growth over the past several years, the career possibilities at Niagara are endless!

Niagara’s culture is fast-paced, innovative and intensely collaborative. Our Team Members are passionate, driven and always find a way to get the job done. We work hard and play hard while staying true to our family atmosphere.

From competitive benefits and retirement options to educational reimbursements, ongoing training courses and exciting career advancement opportunities, at Niagara we truly take care of our Team Members.

We hope that you consider joining our Niagara family!

Niagara Bottling LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.

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