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Scientist/Principal Scientist
California / Greater Los Angeles

Innovative leader in the health and wellness industry is seeking a Scientist and Principal Scientist to join their team.  This company is focused on being the market leader in vitamins and nutritional supplements, snack bars and other health relevant products with the mission to provide products for better health worldwide.  The ideal candidate must have experience developing finished products with vitamin & mineral fortification, understand the very stringent process of fortified foods, possess demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and think on the fly, formulation experience to overcome degradation and flavor changes over product shelf life and proven successes commercializing products from lab to plant scale (solid dosage experience and work with soft gels/gummies is a plus).  Qualified candidates must have an MS or PhD in food science or related field and 5-10 years industry experience formulating nutritionally fortified foods & beverages.  For additional information or to apply, contact Sheri Baker via email at SBaker@HHISearch.com or by phone at 310-540-3231 ext. 6

Sheri Baker
Vice President Ingredient Technology
Central Illinois

The VP of Ingredient Innovation will lead a team of skilled leaders in the development and execution of research programs to create novel on trend food ingredients to support growing demands for healthy food products. The Ingredient Innovation VP will create the strategy for a portfolio of research activities that will deliver near term new food ingredients and build the fundamental understanding of how ingredients behave in applications (emulsions, hydrocolloids, protein chemistry), and longer term innovations. Requires an MS or PhD in Food or other Science, and experience in ingredient development, people leadership, and an understanding of consumer packaged food or beverage product development. Very competitive compensation package, benefits and relocation. Contact Julia Carey jcarey@hhisearch.com

Julia Carey
Senior Portfolio Manager

One of the world’s leading agricultural processors and food ingredient providers is looking for a Senior Portfolio Manager to join their organization. This individual will join a team responsible for taking on big, complex and disruptive technology streams to drive future innovation, revenue and growth. This position will develop and manage new product platforms for expansion and oversee entire project portfolios, including planning and monitoring per strict deadlines and within budget. This role will coordinate with individual project leaders to establish, implement, develop, and control best practices. Ideal candidates will have a degree in chemical/biological engineering, food science, chemistry or other technical area, PMP certification preferred, 10+ years of industry experience, an intellectually curious nature, have ingredient supplier/ingredient development experience and be adept at assessing and vetting new technologies. For more information, please contact Bella Cenzano-Fong at 310-540-3231, ext. 7 or by email at bcenzano@hhisearch.com.

Bella Cenzano-Fong
R&D Principal Scientist

Global Leader in Vitamins and Dietary Supplements located in Sunny California is seeking an R&D Principal Scientist. This position effectively manages all aspects of the technical product development process from pre-formulation to commercialization. Explores and conducts research in relevant technologies. Develops technology advancements to drive innovation and point of difference for the brands that have strategic significance. Candidate must have PhD or MS in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or other relevant science degree and 4+ or 6+ years of industry experience respectively. Solid Dosage formulation experience required. Contact Sheri Baker at SBaker@HHISearch.com or 310 540 3231 ext. 6 for additional information or to apply.

Sheri Baker
Director of Packaging

Provide vision & leadership to cultivate innovative packaging technologies. Proactively identify, validate & commercialize innovative packaging solutions and strategies that support growth & cost initiatives. Provide coaching, direction and leadership to team members in order to achieve company, functional and customer results. Seek external partners to accelerate and enable front end insights and innovation. A driver of game-changing innovation.

Qualifications: B.S required, M.S preferred in Packaging Engineering or related technical field. 15+ years of CPG experience in a broad range of materials, components and processes preferred, with 7 years experience managing teams, but can consider exceptional candidates with less experience.
Innovative and strategic problem solving skills.

Valerie Hamm
Packaging Engineer

Develop and manage package design and engineering, innovation, productivity and quality projects in support of Brand & Innovation Strategy. Identify & commercialize effective new packaging that will differentiate company offerings and uniquely meet or exceed customer needs, advance innovation, and ensure quality/costs meet business requirements.

Qualifications: B.S in Packaging, Mechanical or Chemical engineering (or similar) required.  Desired 0-5+ years of experience in food or CPG. Institutional or foodservice experience helpful.

Valerie Hamm