Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Newly Weds Foods seeks a Bakery Scientist for its Chicago Corporate R&D department.  We seek an individual experienced in the formulation and processing of dry baking premixes, English muffins, and yeast raised products. 

Essential Functions:

  • Product development from bench scale through commercialization
  • Application of project management skills
  • Optimization of formulas, processes and ingredients to operational effectiveness and cost management
  • Sensory and shelf life evaluations (including organoleptic assessments)
  • Independent interaction with internal and external customers
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of customer products and processes
  • Problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Customer training, demonstrations and presentations
  • Actively train new R&D personnel
  • Identify and promote opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Adherence to all R&D policies, procedures and directives
  • Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

Job Requirements


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Culinary Science, Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • Minimum six years of related experience and/or training.Strong communication, interpersonal skills and general knowledge in MS Office, AS400 and Lotus Notes.

Work Environment:

  • General office setting and food laboratory environment
  • Periodic exposure to: (1) loud environment, (2) airborne particles with stronger odors associated with spicy food ingredients, (3) cold, hot, wet and humid conditions, (4) walking and standing on concrete, (5) climbing steps, ladders, (6) standing on elevated surfaces.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Culinary Science, Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • Minimum six years of related experience and/or training. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, experience using MS Office, and aptitude for learning in-house software programs.



Newly Weds Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Newly Weds Foods will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without assistance or support from Newly Weds Foods. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Chicago, Illinois

Our Customer-Focused Culture

At Newly Weds® Foods we know you have a choice when selecting a food ingredient supplier. That is why we’ve incorporated some very important resources into our business specifically to better serve you, the customer. Consider the following in choosing a food ingredient manufacturer that can best service your needs.

Privately-Owned Company

Newly Weds Foods, an over 1 billion dollar food ingredient company, offers you the resources for your company’s success. We are committed to making your needs the highest priority, not the board or the shareholders. We are also successfully doing business with companies of all sizes. Even the smallest operation can leverage our vast network of global locations, manufacturing efficiencies and purchasing power.

Additionally, we stand by the quality of our products, which minimizes your exposure to marketplace risk.

26 Manufacturing Facilities Around The World

With so many manufacturing facilities (16 in North America) under the Newly Weds Foods umbrella, we are always in close proximity to our customers. This business approach provides us and you with advantages in everything from communication to product development to transportation. Our industry leading commitment to a three day turn around on repeat orders is made possible by this number of locations, as well as our investment in capacity to stay ahead of customer volume demands.

Newly Weds Foods expands coverage as our customer base and their needs grow. We are currently supporting their business in over 80 countries and will continue to deliver the level of support they expect wherever their business takes them.

Multiple Lines And Capacity Covering All Product Categories Plus Standardization In Processes Across Our Manufacturing System

Newly Weds Foods’ manufacturing system purposely includes multiple production lines for each product type and locates lines for like product in several different plants. We have also standardized manufacturing processes so that product made at one facility mirrors that made at another. This approach allows us to move production seamlessly from one plant to another and facilitates your order delivery should any unforeseen event cause an interruption at one of our locations. Capacity is also critical in being able to provide this level of support. Therefore, availability of production volume is closely managed.

18 On-Site Research & Development Labs

Newly Weds Foods employs over 250 technical staff members around the world. This is truly one of the largest and most experienced in the industry and, all are ready to serve you. When you choose Newly Weds Foods we assign your project to a specific food scientist who will work with you all the way through the process from inception to delivering the final product.

This staff member will design a customized product to address your specific project requirements each time, and provide quality, on target samples within three days of project initiation.

Quality Is Paramount

Our size allows for global sourcing of ingredients to acquire the best possible products at an unmatched cost. We conduct supplier audits on a consistent basis around the world to assure quality & safety of raw ingredients, minimizing risk to you and your business. We maintain BRC “Superior” ratings across our entire manufacturing system.

Technical Service Team

Newly Weds Foods employs a staff of individuals with a combined technical & process skill set to make sure our products run perfectly on your equipment. They are capable of evaluating and making product and/or production line adjustment suggestions to accomplish this important goal.

Market Insights

We subscribe to multiple trend tracking and market database tools in order to stay in tune with product and marketplace activity. So products we develop for you are consistent with end user interest and demand. This means your projects can incorporate the latest trends based off of qualitative and quantitative data.

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