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Scientist III

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Shanghai, China - CHN
  • Post Date: 1/7/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-22157

Position Overview:

Scientist III will be responsible for developing new products or reformulating existing products as described in the accepted work practices and approved documentation processes (eg. PICASSO). The role will independently lead SSD innovation work for one specific region/BU or one platform for cross BUS. The person will specifically develop expertise in the area of but not limited to SSD and sugar reduction.

Function Specific Activities:

  • Co-work with related functions including marketing team and technical team for new product development, review & agree (with necessary guidance from manager) on the project design brief and make sure all technical requirements are practicable, and work with project team to manage the risk and give the positive solution
  • Create formulation of prototypes including development of the beverage, syrup and flavoring system, making sure the superior taste among target consumers vs. competitors
  • Identify the lowest risk/cost beverage base supplier chain for new product formulations. Early Identify the key technical barriers to successfully introduce the new product and co-ordinate the preventive   actions
  • Preparation of small quantities of beverage base or products using equipment of the pilot plant and product development lab, such as balances, pumps, fillers, capers or any other equipment needed for this activity
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships across KO R&D system and related internal and external business functions to support business growth initiatives
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation (e.g., troubleshooting, conducting preventative maintenance, calibrating and repairing)
  • Dedicate to lab work and efficiently input formulation in TCCC proprietary databases, such as PICASSO
  • Record results and observations in notebook. Maintain files and records, and regularly report the experimental result to product development manager
  • Initiate the stability and shelf life tests for all the formulations developed. Description of the manufacturing conditions required to produce beverages, syrups and flavour concentrates in commercial scale at bottling plants, concentrate plants or co-packers


  • Ability to measure instrument variations and apply corrections for ensuring the accuracy and precision of an instrument or measurement tool
  • Ability to recognize and protect proprietary information as it relates to formulas and ingredients
  • Solid knowledge on beverage and food
  • Solid knowledge of food and water microbiology used to make judgments about the safety of ingredients, beverages, manufacturing techniques, packaging and storage conditions.  Especially in related SME area
  • Knowledge of basic nutrition concepts and definitions involved in basic nutritional labeling
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and establish credibility with highly technical audiences in order to build technical relationships that will benefit customers or the Company
  • Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute multiple projects and tasks or work plans to ensure successful completion
  • Knowledge of Company-specific rules for creating formulas and formula codes
  • Outstanding communication skills in Chinese/Mandarin and English (Oral and Written)
  • Education and Related Work Experience - Food Science and / or Food Engineering is preferred
  • BS with at least 8-11 years related work experience
  • MS with at least 6-8 years related work experience
  • DS with at least 3-6 years related work experience

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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