Meat Scientist

Food & Beverage
Job Location: 
South Holland, IL

Job Description

Meat Scientist – South Holland, IL
PointOne Recruiting Solutions is seeking a full-time Meat Scientist for our client; a large-scale, family owned, custom-formulated, culinary-quality meat producer located south of Chicago. Relocation is available!  You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and full benefits package (relocation package if applicable).  This company is growing, has a solid reputation due to its product development capabilities and is a great organization from a career perspective.

The qualified candidate “ideally” should have 3-10 years meat formulation experience, including project management.  A Bachelor’s degree in Meat Science or Food Science or similar is a must.  The ideal candidate should also have the experience in their field which will allows them the confidence to hit the ground running.  A strong working knowledge food service and/or national account restaurant chains would be perfect   Our client values above all else, “Driven to Serve” and do this through listening, exploring and formulating solutions.  This person must be dynamic in their communication skills and be able to develop and strengthen relationships both internally and with customers.

The team consists of 18 members, including other food scientists, a culinologist, and a commercialization manager.  Tenure ranges from 3 years to 20 years on this team and is led by the Sr. Director of Product Development. 

As a Meat Scientist, a typical day or week might include the following:
• Developing new products and concepts for new & existing customers.
• Recommend products and process by evaluating current, new or improved processes or process aids.
• Researches and incorporate new flavors, ingredients and processes into new product ideas.
• Creates and edits formulas, processing procedures, finished product specifications and customer specifications.
• Responsible for commercialization of new and products and successful transition from development to operations.
• Demonstrating common sense
• Ability to occasionally visit with customers or vendors and seminars/tradeshows.


Job Requirements

You’re good at:

  • Ability to have a flexible schedule when required.
  • Competent and confident in front of customers
  • Self-starter and passionate about continued on the job learning.
  • Mentoring and teaching
  • Working in a laboratory environment.
  • Read & process written information with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Creative, outside of the box thinker.
  • Collaboration
  • You think on your feet.  You like learning new things and you can learn quickly.  When things change, you know how to roll with the punches.
  • You communicate clearly.  Are technically savvy in the world of Meat Science.

To apply:

Email [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]  AND cc [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] with the subject “Meat Scientist Illinois” We want our interactions with candidates to be memorable, so please make your email memorable as well.  Tell us about how you match up to the Meat Scientist characteristics and what makes you a wonderful person to have around!


Base Pay $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 /Year
Recruiter Name: 
Anne Versnik
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 225

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