Food Scientist, Innovation

| Chicago

RXBAR: We manufacture, market and distribute whole food protein bars. While the protein bar market is crowded, RXBAR cuts through the clutter with a clean ingredient deck and disruptive branding. A unique, “No B.S” value proposition has propelled RXBAR to be a major, rapidly growing player in the nutrition category.

Food Scientist, Innovation: The success we have had today is directly attributed to our focus and commitment to the product. Having a vision for the next generation of wholesome healthy products is essential for continued market leadership. This role will push boundaries, identify existing and emerging processing technologies as a way to bring about future product development innovation, which will be instrumental for the growth of the RXBAR brand.

The ideal Innovation Food Scientist has a passion for food, quality, and is looking to be part of an exciting, fast-paced, innovative company. This person must be a quick learner, seek excellence, have an analytical mind that embraces data, strong critical thinking skills and a creative mindset.

General Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Support innovation and renovation/continuous improvement, short-term/quarterly projects across current and emerging categories from the processing technology lens
  • Able to understand equipment, raw material functionality know-how and formulation development to enable delivery of set product performance targets and attributes
  • Support smooth scale-up and start-up of new formulations at contract manufacturing facilities
  • Partner with ingredient suppliers and contract manufacturers technical counterparts (R&D and Quality) to ensure delivery against our specification targets and drive continuous improvement programs at the site level
  • Identify technical risks and recommend contingency plans; test and advise alternative ingredients and/or processes that would improve product quality and/or process efficiency
  • Handle multiple assignments simultaneously, including innovation, productivity and quality initiatives
  • Generate project briefs, project summaries, technical updates and effectively convey food science/technical recommendations to non-technical stakeholders

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, a thirst for knowledge, and an excitement for growing our business
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field; Master’s Degree in Food Science or related Life Sciences field a plus
  • 2+ years of Product Development experience--food manufacturing and/or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) experience preferred
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively manage workload to meet deadlines, while ensuring a high standard of quality
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player
  • Always pursues excellence; passion for food business

Total Rewards Package: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike &helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Location

412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

What are RXBAR Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our approach to perks: While our business is growing at an exponential rate, we've maintained the nimble, no B.S. mindset that has made us the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the U.S. The experience at RXBAR is different from day one. Beyond the typical offering of full benefits, 401k match and generous PTO allowance, we differentiate ourselves from other CPGs in the space. Every employee spends their first two weeks in Customer Service, enabling them to interact with the incredible customers we service everyday and adapt the servant mindset that drives everything we do. Immediate impact, opportunity for growth, educational opportunities, mentorship, creative thinking, diversity, exposure to senior leaders - these are all realities at RXBAR, not just buzz words. With our open-office format and pursuit of excellence, we foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth. To support the needs of our growing business, we've implemented "dynamic job descriptions" as individual's roles are constantly evolving, allowing them to take on added responsibility and new challenges.

Cell phone reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, bike & helmet reimbursement and unlimited RXBAR's are a few of the extras you'll receive when working here.

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