Food Scientist (Tortilla Innovation Center)

Our client is a multifaceted company with over a quarter of a century history and rich tradition in the food ingredients industry. They are a multi-dimensional manufacturing enterprise dealing in proprietary, value-added food blends and a widely diverse range of ingredients. They seek a Bakery/Food Scientist in their St. Louis research department.


Reports directly to the Vice President of Technical Services and includes, but is not limited to these accountabilities:

  • Formulator of ingredient functional systems for tortillas and potentially other baked goods.
  • Testing developed formulations using the tortilla equipment in the innovation center.
  • Provide technical support for customers, working directly with the sales team, to trouble shoot formulations and processes.
  • Stay up to date with developments in the tortilla industry and be constantly looking for new ingredient opportunities to differentiate our client’s products from competitors.
  • Write technical reports describing test results or reviews of quality evaluations.
  • Work with two other scientists developing unique customer solutions.
  • Be part of a team of that includes R&D, Quality and Production.
  • Evaluate, with the QA team, customer complaints.


  • BS or MS in Food or Bakery Science
  • BS in Food or Bakery science required with at least 5 years of industrial experience, specifically in tortillas or bakery product development.
  • Experience developing formulas for tortillas or bakery products a plus
  • Resourceful problem solver who takes the initiative in addressing challenging issues.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and as a team member, who is approachable and personable.
  • Excellent time management skills, adept at managing multiple priorities.

All candidates must be able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

For more information contact Moira McGrath at (954) 428-3888 or