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Principal Food Scientist

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Req #3061
Monday, May 20, 2024

Griffith Foods is a global manufacturer of food products.  We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world.  Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers.  While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world’s best-known companies.

Position: Principal Food Scientist

Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León

Reports to: Mónica Flores



  • Leads GFMX Product Development projects and technical initiatives to develop new and optimized products for key clients that support the overall Griffith Laboratories business strategy.


Major duties & Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a lead scientist to develop new and optimized products in execution of technical activities that support key clients and the overall Griffith Laboratories business strategy.
  • Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing and utilization of foods.
  • Works with considerable independence, exercising ingenuity and judgment in the approach to tasks.
  • Responsible for the design, planning, execution and reporting of experiments and projects of considerable complexity.
  • Leads multiple priorities, projects and timelines currently.
  • Uses technical and problem solving skills to approach complex projects.
  • Acts as a mentor to junior scientists.
  • Communicates project progresses internally and externally with clients and suppliers.
  • Completes product formulation activities to drive efficient production of safe and regulatory compliant food products.
  • Implements product development processes to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of function.
  • Maintains all required laboratory records, using electronic systems and written protocols.
  • Assists in innovation activities that support the long-term strategy of the organization.
  • Functions as a category ingredient specialist to provide consultation to colleagues on appropriate current materials and suppliers to use to meet technical and commercial requirements. Also approves new raw materials, aides in definition of WW Apps, raw material status and rationalization of category, and consults in Quality related issues.
  • Participates in cross-functional task forces to support company initiatives.
  • May lead functional initiative or an on-going core process.
  • Represents product development in professional business relationships with GLUS client and supplier base, academia, government and corporations in the food industry.
  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the security of all information regarding product formulas and related confidential information.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making.
  • Key challenge in this position is to foresee and act before an unstable market situation.
  • This position is responsible of selecting the best procurement alternative along with establishing the adequate commercial and logistics conditions.
  • Support procurement problems and opportunities by replacing non-compliant vendors.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum level of education: Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry or related technical degree.
  • Experience minimum would be 8 years of Rearch & Product Development experience within the food industry.
  • Experience should have included time with a retail or foodservice manufacturer and extensive experience in working directly with customers and manufacturing facilities.
  • Formulation of food products (Strong focus on meat pastes: deli meats, chorizo, preformed products, etc.).
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Vegetable Proteins as well as functional ingredients in the formulation of 100% vegan products, desired.
  • Analyze and Solve Problems.
  • Establish Plans.
  • Innovate.
  • Manage Execution.
  • Speak Effectively.
  • Demonstrate Adaptability.
  • Use Technical/Functional Expertise .
  • Team Leadership.
  • Focus on Customer Needs.
  • Act with Integrity.
  • Fluent English.


Griffith Foods believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. Griffith Foods does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of the following actual or perceived  characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental  disability, genetic characteristic or information, AIDS or HIV status, order of protection status, marital status, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspect of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, participation in benefit programs, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.


In carrying out our commitment to equal employment opportunity, Griffith Foods will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Applicants and employees requiring reasonable accommodations must notify Human Resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Product Development
  • Job Function Commercial
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator MEX - 90 Days
Location on Google Maps
  • Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico