Jr. Food and Beverage Specialist

St. Louis, Missouri, United States Full-time

We are looking to bring in an entry level specialist for our Food and Beverage team to learn and help to power the data transparency initiative. This person should be very self motivated and thrive in a fast paced and rapidly changing start-up environment. The ability to multi-task, manage numerous priorities, communicate, and have a strong interest in the CPG industry will help a candidate succeed in this role. Experience in nutrition, food science and formulation, ingredient functionality, or retail dietetics is preferred. Other areas of focus include understanding FDA and USDA regulations as well as retailer and CPG industry trends. The person who fills this role should also be an extremely quick and independent learner, highly organized, and be able to thrive in an Agile environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on current food and beverage regulations and CPG industry trends to assist with the internal data taxonomy development.
  • Act as support on various projects led by senior team members.
  • Ability to work on team initiatives through joint independent work.
  • Work alongside industry experts on cutting edge and dynamic projects.
  • Help to create and streamline system rules to provide standardized product attribution.
  • Help to manage a database of ingredients, marketing claims, and nutrient data.
  • Work internally within the data and tech departments.
  • Write, run, and interpret SQL query results.
  • Lead individual quarterly projects as assigned
  • Create reports for both clients and internal management.
  • Provide status updates to management addressing project status, risks and issues

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to thrive working in a fast-paced and agile team environment.
  • Highly organized and results oriented.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fine attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to utilize Microsoft Excel, including special formulas.

About the Team:

The Data Transformation team is a highly driven team of subject matter experts, whose backgrounds and experiences greatly influence the way data is organized and refined within the database. This team is divided into three subsections of food, non-food, and attribution specialists. It is the responsibility of this team to use industry regulations and trends to build taxonomies and inform data structure in order to ultimately help create our intellectual properties. The team is often utilized to develop custom attribution for clients, consulting with their in-house experts to build SPECs that suit specific use cases. We are experts in ingredients, marketing claims, and regulatory landscapes so that Label Insight is able to provide the most in-depth cutting edge data possible.

About Label Insight:

Label Insight is a high-growth technology company founded with the mission of helping CPG companies and retailers to help their consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume. Our world class SaaS data platform is transforming the way brands and retailers interact with and share product data in order to bring product transparency to the consumer.

Our team is unique because it’s comprised not only of tech engineers and data scientists, but food science, nutrition experts and product formulation specialists, that enable the enriched attribution capability of our tools. We’ve also attracted top senior executive talent with decades of leadership experience to help manage our rapid growth and scale.

Our Values:

As a team, we share a common set of values: We are innovative problem solvers. We believe in transparency, both in our product and in our work. We have curious minds and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. We value scientific inquiry. We aren’t afraid to take risks, and fail fast to learn and improve. We embrace uniqueness. We are lifelong learners and value intellectual honesty.