Company Description Who We Are... Based in sunny San Diego, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., LLC is the family-owned company behind The Original Refrigerated Protein Bar. Offering a line of products that boast whole food ingredients and clean food credentials, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is sold online and in more than 12,000 retailers nationwide. Now more than a decade since its inception, the brand has experienced rapid growth in the last few years, as consumers flock to the fridge for fresher options. Our success is attributed to the people behind the brand, who share in our family's mission: 'To nourish worldkind with a hug, good vibes and a delicious dose of fresh whole food nutrition. To us, thatu2019s the recipe to make life a little more, well, perfect.' Job Description A Bit About the Role... **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is seeking an entrepreneurial candidate for our Food Scientist role at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. u2013 The Original Refrigerated Protein Baru2122. Candidates should have a background in food science, experience in CPG food development from concept to launch, be self-motivated and have an analytical mindset. In this role, you will need to be able to balance both the guts and the glory of R&D u2013 from getting a little dirty and trying new formulas to make prototypes, to creating launch timelines, tracking down ingredient inventory, supporting packaging development, creating manufacturing instructions, developing and executing trial plans, and supporting new item commercialization. A diverse understanding of food science, operations and marketing will help the successful candidate thrive in this role. Job Duties and Responsibilities... Leads product development, evaluation and analyses for new and existing products; documents and maintains accurate records and reference samples Maintains accurate version control of formulations, ingredient changes and raw material evaluations Ensures products and processes meet regulatory compliance Assists with new product sample-making and shipping to customers and sales force as needed Supports sensory and shelf life studies for new products Collaborates with external partner organizations to contribute to ongoing product commercialization including innovation Coordinates and conducts production line trials and start-ups of new or modified foods Works cross-functionally with employees across different functions u2013 Supply Chain, QA, Marketing and Finance, to support new product launches Prepares test plans, technical reports and documentation in support of launches including MIu2019s, Vendor specs, etc. Assists in evaluation and sourcing of ingredients Manages primary, secondary and tertiary packaging structures, working with NPD team on merch size and spec, collaborate with vendor and perform fit tests, recommending improvements for pack efficiencies across all formatsu00a0 Assists with researching processes / product improvements and cost saving opportunities Participates in process continuous improvement projects to increase capacity, efficiency and improve product quality through consistency Analyzes competitive productsu2019 nutrition, packaging, branding, and complete offerings to help guide R&D Participates in packaging reviews and press checks as needed May complete a variety of work related admin tasks e.g. copying, printing, filling out routine process paperwork Accepts responsibility for the organizational goals by taking ownership of new and different duties and identifying new opportunities within R&D Performs other duties as needed Role reports to the Director of Innovation with a dotted line into Director of Operations Qualifications Who We Want...u2028 B.S. degree in Food Science or other relevant science degree 5 years of experience in food development and commercialization Proactive, clear, and direct communicator Extreme attention to detail Self-motivated and solutions-oriented Strong planning, prioritization and project management competencies Ability to be entrepreneurial with methodical and analytical mindset Tolerance for change and ability to pivot the plan Results-oriented and process driven, with high expectations of self and team Collaborative mindset with strength in effectively receiving and communicating feedback Has a passion for great natural products brands!