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Technologist - Research & Development (Soup & Broth)

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Camden
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

The Technologist R&D will be responsible for supporting the Research & Development activities on the Soup & Broth team.  

In this role you will be executing projects across the Ready to Serve (RTS) and Condensed Soup & Broth portfolios including brand maintenance, product improvement, cost improvement, and new product development.  The scope of the job encompasses the entire Product Development process from idea conception through plant commercialization.

In this role, you will report to the R&D Manager, Product Development Soup & Broth.

Essential responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Execute work plans for the Soup/Broth business supporting one or more projects of low to moderate complexity and technical risk.
  • Demonstrate organizational and planning skills and proactively progress work to meet deliverables.
  • Assist with the development and execution of project timelines, which includes contingency planning.
  • Leverage vendor capabilities where appropriate to expand formulation possibilities and/or increase speed to market.
  • With guidance (as needed) develop prototypes to support concept and ideation exploratory work and continue to refine the prototypes based on consumer feedback.
  • Conduct trials in the Pilot Plant and/or manufacturing facilities to assess manufacturing capability and consumer acceptability.
  • Incorporate nutritional and cost parameters into product design.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and agility by being able to adapt quickly to changes in direction.
  • Partner with team members to advance projects and be able to function effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Communicate plans and results to manger, stakeholders, senior functional staff and/or business teams as required.

We are looking for the following abilities and skills:

  • Required Education: Bachelors of Science in Food Science or related field. 
  • Minimum Experience: 6 months – 2 years of food product development experience desired
  • [Relevant internships or Co-Op programs will be counted toward experience requirement.]
  • Demonstrated skills in commercializing products on the bench and / or in the manufacturing environment is desired.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer skills including basic fluency in Microsoft Office.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Anticipated travel of up to 30% which may include the following:
    • World Headquarters (WHQ) Office, Research Kitchen, Pilot Plant, and Manufacturing Plants (Campbell Soup Company (CSC), co-manufacturers and vendors).
  • A significant portion of the job is in the thermal production environment; thus, the work exposes the employee to heat and hot food products, coolers, and freezers requiring the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to walk/stand up at times for up to ¾ of the workday.
  • Physical ability to handle weights of up to approximately thirty pounds.  
  • Handle allergens including dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, eggs and other food ingredient chemicals and allergens while wearing appropriate PPE. 
  • Willingness and ability to taste and evaluate a wide range of food products and ingredients.


For Additional Information or to Apply:

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Camden , Technologist - Research & Development (Soup & Broth), Other , Camden, New Jersey

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