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Senior Food Scientist, Snacks & Cereals, Michigan

Senior Food Scientist, Snacks & Cereals, Michigan

Our client is a leading, rapidly growing contract manufacturing partner for world-renowned food brands, based in Michigan.  They operate 8 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada where they produce a wide array of frozen and ready-to-eat breakfast products, snacks, frozen meals, confections, and custom dry blends.  They rely on the exceptional leadership, talent, and passion of over 2,400 team members to fuel our growth and “multiply possibilities” for each of our stakeholders.

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“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 8: Our Solution: A New Paradigm in Recruitment

“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 8: Our Solution: A New Paradigm in Recruitment

The recruitment landscape within the food and beverage industry demands a novel approach, one that transcends traditional methods and addresses the unique challenges of attracting and retaining top food science talent. This post introduces a strategic recruitment model designed to revolutionize hiring practices, provides examples of its successful implementation, and outlines the benefits of adopting this new paradigm.

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“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 7: Secrets to Successful Recruitment

“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 7: Secrets to Successful Recruitment

Unlocking the door to top talent in food science requires more than avoiding pitfalls; it involves embracing innovative strategies and best practices that are often underutilized. This blog post uncovers lesser-known secrets for attracting and retaining food science talent, sharing success stories of companies that have implemented these strategies effectively, and detailing the benefits they offer.

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“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 6: The Mistakes To Avoid

“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 6: The Mistakes To Avoid

Navigating the recruitment landscape in the food science sector requires more than just a strategic approach; it also demands an awareness of common pitfalls that can derail the recruitment process. This blog post outlines several typical mistakes companies make when recruiting food scientists, provides examples of the consequences of these errors, and offers guidance on implementing checks and balances to avoid them.

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“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 4: Debunking Alternatives

“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 4: Debunking Alternatives

In the quest to fill critical food science positions, companies often default to traditional recruitment methods. While these methods may have been effective in the past, the evolving landscape of the food and beverage industry demands more innovative approaches. This chapter explores common alternative recruitment strategies, their limitations, and the imperative need to evolve beyond these outdated practices.

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“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 3: The Promise of Strategic Recruitment

“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” – Part 3: The Promise of Strategic Recruitment

Strategic recruitment stands as a beacon of change in the food and beverage industry, promising to revolutionize how companies approach the acquisition of food science talent. This chapter explores the transformative potential of strategic recruitment, showcasing examples of companies that have reaped its benefits, and delineating the steps organizations can take to craft a vision for their future powered by top talent.

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The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment  Part 2: The Recruitment Challenge

The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment Part 2: The Recruitment Challenge

n the dynamic world of the food and beverage industry, the recruitment of food scientists emerges as a formidable challenge, pivotal to sustaining innovation and growth. This chapter delves into the unique complexities of hiring food scientists, shares stories of recruitment strategies that fell short, highlights the benefits of overcoming these challenges, and proposes actions for assessing your current recruitment approach.

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“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” Introduction: The Critical Talent Gap

“The Science of Talent: Transforming Food Science Recruitment” Introduction: The Critical Talent Gap

In the rapidly evolving food and beverage industry, the quest for innovation and growth is relentless. Yet, a silent challenge lurks within the corridors of companies big and small—the critical talent gap in food science recruitment. This gap is not just a hurdle; if left unaddressed, it can escalate into a crisis capable of stagnating growth, diluting innovation, and eroding competitive edges.

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Attracting And Retaining Scientific Staff In The Food And Beverage Industry

Attracting And Retaining Scientific Staff In The Food And Beverage Industry

Finding qualified scientific staff in any industry is quite a challenge. From a shortfall in STEM educated graduates to aging technical personnel who are being outpaced by technological advances it is becoming increasingly difficult to hire and retain the scientists most companies require. A recent report by global management consultants, McKinsey & Company, predicts a shortfall of some 16 to 18 million college-educated workers throughout North America and Europe in 2020.

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Flavor Chemistry

Flavor Chemistry

FEMA, the Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association that is, as opposed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, describes flavor as “the entire range of sensations that we perceive when we eat a food or drink a beverage”. This range of sensations comprises of taste, smell, color and temperature of which taste and smell are the most important.

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CBD And Food Science

CBD And Food Science

The 2018 Farm Bill removed CBD derived from hemp from the Controlled Substances Act’s Schedule I list of drugs. This legalizes CBD at a Federal level as long it contains less than 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that is responsible for most of the psychological effects of marijuana.

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Do You Need A Consultant?

Do You Need A Consultant?

Depending on your mission or project goals, hiring a full-time person for a short-term issue may not by feasible from a practical position or due to restrictions in time or budget. A full-time employee requires a commitment to salary and benefits for a long term not to mention possible relocation costs. The answer might be to retain the services of a relevantly qualified and experienced consultant for the duration of the project, especially if the project of limited duration that does not warrant a full-time hire or because of uncertainty during these times of pandemic.

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Career Coaching –  IFT Careers In Focus

Career Coaching – IFT Careers In Focus

Are you a new or mid-level food professional ready to advance your career? Need advice on what to do next or how to best position your talents? Take advantage of our 1:1 career coaching sessions as part of your IFT Careers InFocus experience. Get helpful advice from Career Coach, Moira McGrath at this years event. Be ready. Students and professionals of all levels, both job seekers and employers, join us for this can’t miss event.

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Finding A Job On An H1B Visa

Finding A Job On An H1B Visa

I am an international student with a MS in Food Science and an H1B. I want to stay in the United States, but I am having trouble finding a job. When I mention that I need sponsorship, they seem to lose interest in me. What do I do?

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Networking To Find A New Job

Networking To Find A New Job

I’ve been in my job for over 20 years, and I just got laid off. I’m looking for a new job, and I know that networking is the way to go, but how do I start?

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Interviewing In A Time Of Pandemic

Interviewing In A Time Of Pandemic

With Covid, I’ve noticed that things have changed in the interview process. A company I am interested in wants me to interview via Skype and has no intention of flying me or my family in to see the area. Is this the sign of the times?

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