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System One Food Scientist - Research and Development in Fort Mill, South Carolina

Title: Senior R&D Food Scientist

Location: Fort Mill, SC

Type: Full Time, Salaried with benefits

Schedule: Monday-Friday Day Hours


Privately owned Company is seeking an experienced Food Scientist to join their team! In this role, you will be provide scientific and technical knowledge


  • Lead projects from concept through commercialization.

  • Develop, modify, and cost-optimize seasonings and food products according to project requirements.

  • Address technical challenges related to flavor development, food applications, and delivery systems.

  • Duplicate existing market products, seasonings, and flavors.

  • Conduct basic product analyses such as salt, moisture, pH, and granulation tests.

  • Keep detailed and organized records, formulas, and data for each project.

  • Perform sensory evaluations of project work.

  • Participate actively in R&D and cross-functional business team meetings.

  • Apply advanced knowledge of customer products and processes to projects and team discussions.

  • Write and interpret reports, research records, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Communicate and present information, products, and ideas effectively to stakeholders.

  • Provide scientific and analytical expertise to internal and external customers.

  • Develop and contribute to intellectual property.

  • Evaluate new ingredients for sourcing, costing, qualifications, and specifications.

  • Guide Jr. Scientists, technologists, technicians, and operations staff.

  • Stay updated on new food trends, technology, and processes, and make recommendations.


  • B.S. in Food Science, Food Engineering, or related Applied Sciences

  • 5-8 years’ experience developing and formulating food related products and ingredients.

  • 1+ years' experience in meat science and commercialization in processing plants.

  • High degree of proactive thinking, great organizational skills, strong communication, and presentation skills.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft-based applications.

  • Ability to quantitatively write and review technical procedures and regulations.

  • Must be able to accurately taste and smell flavor profiles and food products.

  • Must be able to mix and compound seasoning blends and flour bases.

  • Great communication skills, will be interacting with clients


    Our client offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k plan, yearly bonus, PTO & Holidays, company gatherings and more!


System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.