Leprino Foods

  • Senior Scientist, Innovation

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(2/18/2019 5:18 PM)
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that daring vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated individual who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?


    Within our Denver, CO corporate headquarters we are seeking a Senior Scientist, Innovation to continue moving our organization to even larger levels within the global cheese and dairy nutrition marketplace. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.


    • Designs and leads project plans including project scope, success criteria, and risk analysis.
    • Assures all projects are tested, and that testing is carried out to the satisfaction of the Research Department and Quality Control to develop any necessary testing programs.
    • Monitors product performance to gain a sound understanding of the performance of current products and processing.
    • Manages and performs sophisticated analytical scientific tests to further enhance knowledge of the physiochemical properties of our products.
    • Collects, organizes, and reports data in a manner that it is useful to upper management in making qualified decisions regarding the project.
    • Provides product ingredient specifications, nutritional analysis, and product/process evaluation support to production, per each plants’ production requirements and inventory.
    • Transfers new technologies to Production plants by managing the project initiation of the technologies at each Manufacturing plant.
    • Participates in conducting Research Plant trials to anticipate actual plant problems that production may incur.
    • Assists Technical Services with training plant personnel on the science (physical, chemical, microbiological) characteristics that the technology provides with the new product offerings.
    • Demonstrates knowledge in unit operations or business function (cheese, processing, whey, engineering, environmental).
    • Assist in development, guidance, troubleshooting, installation, and design of capital projects or installed systems.

    Offering You In Return:

    • The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan – Leprino hires to retire.
    • A chance to reside in sunny Denver, Colorado: 300 days of sunshine, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and all its outdoor wonders!


    You Have (Mandatory Qualifications):

    • An MS or Ph.D required.
    • At least five years of experience in food science.

    A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide group of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another.


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