Sr. Research & Development Scientist in Golden Valley, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Job #:  1027837

Sr. Research & Development Scientist
Golden Valley, MN
Shift: 1st shift, Mon-Fri
Duration: 6 months
  • As the Senior Research and Development Scientist for Innovation, Technology, and Quality (ITQ) you will be responsible for the execution of new technology into the marketplace.
  • In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to have a large impact by leveraging your strong technical, influence, and project management skills to lead the transfer of a new technology from our long-term research team into the product commercialization phase.
  • The right candidate for this role will leverage strong innovation, project leadership, and technical problem-solving skills, to build and manage critical path timelines and coordinate the efforts of a group of scientists inside and outside the company to achieve commercialization of this novel technology.
  • In this role you will have the opportunity to develop the ability to influence across organizations, advance technical possibilities, and develop leadership skills as a project coordinator across the team.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Provide product development leadership for ITQ
  • Create and manage critical path timelines
  • Coordinate the efforts of scientist and engineers both inside and outside the company is the develop product prototypes, conduct consumer testing, calculate product costing and manage other commercialization efforts.
  • Champion food safety and product quality from product design through technology transfer
  • Understand and apply regional and global nutritional requirements to product development
  • Collaborate with cross functionally and with key suppliers to deliver the plan

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Packaging or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in product development or an applied science
  • Travel (10%)
  • Proven ability to deliver executional excellence, function within diverse teams, and develop and execute technical plans
  • Ability to collaborate in a cross-functional and external environment and provide key product guidance
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to multiple situations
  • Strong experience and technical background in food and demonstrated ability to lead technically driven projects
  • Self-starter with a strong bias for action, as well as skills for problem-solving and troubleshooting

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