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Sr. Bakery Scientist II


Thomasville, GA, US

Date:  May 13, 2022


Position requires a strong understanding of food science, baking science, product development, innovation, project management and commercialization processes. This role will be responsible for leading product development projects from concept to launch for the fresh packaged bread business supporting brands like Nature’s Own, Wonder, and TastyKake.

Position requires a self-driven and motivated professional who is both adaptable and flexible in a fast-paced environment. Ability to proactively work on multiple development projects at one time while dealing with regular amounts change. 

Position requires demonstration of competency for all on-the-job activities that may have a direct or indirect effect on product safety, legality and/or quality.

Job Responsibilities

Collaborate with cross functional team members to deliver/ execute renovation, quality improvement and cost savings projects.
•    Must demonstrate ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple projects with moderate degree of complexity and scope.
•    Follow company strategies and ensure COGS meet project hurdles
•    Conduct bench top formulation work, validate shelf life, conduct R&D plant trials and start-ups to ensure successful product validation and execution.
•    Troubleshoot manufacturing inefficiencies for new and existing products
•    Demonstrate ability to solve problems, identify, collect and analyze data leading to sound results.
•    Provide risk assessments with contingency plans and recommendations to solve challenges & mitigate risk.
•    In partnership with Procurement, identify/source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality/applications. Provide clear direction and project briefs to strategic vendor partners.
•    Understands sensory science and how to apply consumer feedback to optimize product formulations
•    Present to R&D leadership regarding status and results of key projects.
•    Practice and comply with all Company policies and procedures (EEO, Harassment, Safety, Sarbanes Oxley, etc.).
•    Perform other duties deemed by management to be an integral part of the job, including but not limited to fulfillment of work schedules, adherence to attendance policies, and other applicable operating rules, policies and procedures.

Desired Experience

•    7+ years of bakery industry R&D experience with technical knowledge in Product Development, Manufacturing, and/or Operations.
•    5+ years’ significant product development and commercialization experience of baked goods. Experience in bread, buns, and cakes is preferred.
•    Experience on scale-up from lab to production is required.

Desired Education

•    Bachelor’s degree in food science, food engineering, baking science or closely related field with at least 7 years of relevant progressive experience

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent total rewards package.  Please reply by 6/11/2022.  Resumes are active for 30 days.  Interested job seekers who successfully complete the series of pre-screening questions and who appear to possess the basic qualifications for this position may be contacted for a telephone interview.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability


If you need assistance with submitting your resume due to a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to Malinda Gwen Black at Malinda.Black@flocorp.com or 334 707-1986.

Nearest Major Market: Thomasville
Nearest Secondary Market: Valdosta

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