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ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (CONTRACT)

LONDON, ON, CA, N6A 4Z2

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.

 

The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 

 

Please Note: This is a Contract Position

 

McCormick Canada is currently looking to hire an Associate Product Development Scientist to join our Product Development team. This position is located at our London location. 

 

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of Senior Product Development staff, the Associate PD Scientist will assist in the development of innovative new products and the optimization of existing products per project guidelines, including but not limited to cost parameters, specifications, and regulatory requirements.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts product/ingredient research, benchtop formulation, sample application preparation, sample labelling, product/application evaluation and commercialization activities including scale-up to production
  • Responsible for timely and accurate updating of formulations, ingredients, technology and files including protecting all proprietary information
  • Contacts ingredient vendors for information or samples as required for project activities or as directed by Senior PD staff
  • Provides technical support and problem solving internally for customers in the CPD business segment, including Marketing, Quality Assurance, and Operations
  • Stays up to date with Global Technical Advancements from both Internal and External sources
  • Works with external co-packers/other McCormick facilities to develop and launch/modify products
  • Performs assigned tasks to assist other PD staff and participates on cross-functional teams including QA, Regulatory, Marketing and Operations, as required
  • Plans and prioritizes work to ensure deadlines and customer expectations are met

 

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Food Science or related field
  • Experience in food technology or food processing is an asset  
  • Team player with meticulous attention to detail, who possesses the ability to think creatively, is intellectually curious, has a willingness to learn and grow, along with excellent organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple project priorities
  • Conducts self in a professional manner with excellent communication and collaboration skills exercised across all levels and functions within McCormick and externally with customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in high pressure, sensitive situations
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Office, DevEx, SAP)
  • Flexible to work overtime when needed and travel to McCormick and customer’s facilities

 

 

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Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.