Senior Food Scientist

| Greater Denver Area
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About Caliper Foods

Caliper Foods (caliperfoods.life),  is a consumer packaged goods company that offers safe and standardized hemp-derived soluble cannabinoids to both consumers and manufacturers alike. 

Caliper Foods encompasses two distinct business lines: (1) Caliper Commercial Ingredients, which provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to food, beverage, supplement, and other CPG manufacturers; and (2) Caliper Consumer, which sells its own line of CBD-infused products nationwide. 

Caliper Foods was founded in 2015 on the belief that cannabinoids, especially non-psychoactive compounds like CBD, are a major new category in functional ingredients.

About the Job

We are looking for an experienced Senior Food Scientist to join our fast paced, dynamic and growing team.  This person will be asked to spend time in (1) leading our Technical Stage Gate program and (2) leading commercialization and efficiencies within our manufacturing environment. The role is R&D based with significant growth opportunities in Caliper Foods. 

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Lead R&D implementation of new projects. Successful use of the stage gate process to track progress and deliver projects on time and in full
  • Work with manufacturing and quality to optimize existing offerings to drive product consistency and consumer centric product quality.
  • Product stability through production scale up and in market. Lead workstreams to test, validate and implement necessary improvements.
  • Work with food based vendors, such as flavor/color houses, ingredient suppliers, and carrier oils to recommend and develop new ingredient solutions for process improvement and implementation.
  • Create new product and ingredient specifications when required
  • Understanding of food label needs for organic, kosher, allergens and “clean label” requirements
  • Ensure product quality, documentation and food safety needs are met for new products
  • Work effectively and safely in a food manufacturing environment

What we’ll love about you:

  • A process-oriented problem solver who can manage complex situations without panicking
  • A team player with a distaste for mercenaries
  • An organized, proactive nature that loves building systems and tools
  • An emotionally mature adult who prefers to work with other emotionally mature adults
  • An inquisitive, curious nature that views ignorance as an opportunity to learn or teach
  • A willingness to admit error quickly and move immediately on to improvement
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels and across teams
  • Excellent time management skills

What you’ll love about us:

  • A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within
  • A group of sane, rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings
  • An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm
  • We offer flexible PTO for all full-time employees
  • We pay competitive salaries for all roles. For salaried employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science preferred with 5+ years of product development experience
  • Strong project management skills using a Stage Gate process
  • A deep scientific understanding of food systems
  • Diverse food processing scale up experience
  • A drive for results and strong problem solving skills
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Values data driven design but can work with limited data through intentful risk assessments
  • Exercises sound decision making skills under pressure
  • Experience with Design of Experiments and deep understanding of ingredient functionality 
  • Experience in food emulsions and beverage formulation is strongly preferred

Caliper Foods is committed to creating and celebrating a diverse work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and hire solely on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Location

Located in industrial Commerce City, our offices are a quick 10 minute drive to Park Hill, Stapleton and RiNo.

An Insider's view of Caliper Foods

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a relaxed vibe with an incredible group of highly driven, fast-paced, no nonsense pros that get things done. We balance work and play, so that you feel at home at work and also kick butt at your job. At the end of the day we own up to mistakes, help our coworkers succeed, and attack every task harder than the last.

Nikki

Senior Brand Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Working in a new and emerging industry requires a high tolerance of ambiguity that pushes us to use creative problem solving. We are all passionate about our opportunity to bring cannabinoid infused products to a wider audience in a safe and responsible manner using science as the cornerstone of our decision making process.

Drew

Senior Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My managers, mentors, and peers have encouraged me to cultivate professionalism and helped me to facilitate a positive and productive working culture. In two short years, I was given the opportunity to move through the positions of Associate Scientist, Food Scientist, Senior Scientist, and finally to Quality Assurance Manager.

Paige

Quality Assurance Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We chose the name, Caliper, because we believe in measuring our success with proven and exact science. Everyone in the industry says they're the trusted partner. We actually prove it. We are a company, not a cult. We don't evangelize what we can't prove and we value process as much as outcome.

Jeremy

Founder & COO

What makes someone successful on your team?

We collaborate. Not just in a, “hey, let me bounce this idea off of you” kind of way. While we give credit where credit is due, it’s not about the credit – it’s about what we build together. We allow each other to make mistakes, and we all step in to help adjust course when necessary. We are all adults, and we trust each other to get our shit done.

Missy

Founder & Brand Director

What are Caliper Foods Perks + Benefits

Caliper Foods Benefits Overview

What you’ll love about us:
-A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within
-A group of sane, most rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings
-An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm
-We offer flexible PTO for all full-time employees
-We pay competitive salaries for all roles. For salaried employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium
-For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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