Product Lifecycle Management, Associate Scientist at Eurofins in ithaca, New York

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Job Description:

Company Description

TheNational Food Labis a fast-growing company with a vision to be the destination for tailored solutions for the food industry - beginning to end. Our mission is to provide services that help food, beverage, and supplement companies deliver safe, healthy and successful products. We seek to make a positive impact in the advancement of food safety, quality and nutrition, fulfilling our corporate promise - to improve health and improve lives.

TheNational Food Lab'sbest-in-class consumer and sensory research capabilities are the result of the acquisition and combination of two long-standing and respected organizations, the former Food Perspectives, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) and National Food Lab (Livermore, CA). Using a variety of quantitative and qualitative consumer and sensory research techniques we help our clients make products consumers love. We help our clients:

  • Develop new product ideas

  • Re-energize a well-established product

  • Assess product-concept fit or packaging effectiveness

  • Understand the product, brand and category competitive landscapes

  • Present objective results to management

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specializedclinical diagnostics testing.

Job Description

An Associate PLM Scientist handles routine tasks and approvals in the PLM system. They are familiar with at least one PLM database software system, and can work with limited supervision to support updates, maintain data quality, and execute data verification initiatives according to NFL internal and client specific business rules. The Associate will work directly with the client under supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision

  • Under direction, supports Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) project activities such as but not limited to:

    • Identifies and executes tasks and next steps

    • Completes and submits work for review

    • Executes approvals by rubric or other approved set of rules

    • Engages with third-party vendors and internal stakeholders and communicates information requests in a very clear and succinct manner

    • Completes first drafts of data reviews, analysis of progress, and tracking and submits to supervisor for review and compilation

    • Reviews documentation for accuracy and compliance

    • Identifies gaps and/or missing information and communicates to client or appropriate contact

    • Maintains and updates documentation as required

    • Works within specialized PLM software systems and is capable of running queries

    • Contributes to process improvement initiatives

  • Collaborates and communicates with project leaders, colleagues, and subject matter experts effectively

  • Collaborates with internal and external resources to find solutions

  • Ensures appropriate and timely communication of key information among team and supervisor

  • Establishes and maintains professional rapport with colleagues

  • Follows SOPs and best practices under minimal supervision

  • Participates in meetings and conference calls

  • Reads and responds to emails, phone calls in a timely manner

  • Maintains documentation, organizes computer and hard copy files for corporate records and sharing.

  • Keeps updated and educated on relevant news, literature and findings in the industry

  • Regular attendance and punctuality

  • Seeks out information/facilities to get the job completed

  • Travels to various Eurofins and client locations to support studies and projects

  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner

  • Performs other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability required.

Education Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in food science/technology, engineering, science, quality, data science or related field.

Experience Minimum Required:

  • One to four years of experience in PLM functions in the food, beverage, or dietary supplement industries

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as database applications

  • Ability to execute multiple assignments/ tasks

  • Ability to build rapport with project stakeholders

  • Ability to maintain a mindset focused on continuous improvement

  • Knowledge of food and supplement regulations (FDA, CFR, Labeling, Nutrition) would be an asset

Additional Information

Our people are the backbone of what we do, so it's incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you'll be invited to meet the team in the form of an assessment center or a staged interview process dependent on the role and it's requirements, this will give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths.

Your data

As part of any recruitment process, the company collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The company is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Closing Date

We reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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