Product Developer

Direct-Hire
California
Posted 7 months ago

Department: Product Development

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Reports To: Senior Director, Product Development

Summary

The Product Developer manages all facets of product development project from hands on bench and pilot work and related analytical tests to conducting and coordinating commercial launches. This position assists with expanding our product portfolio for market launches and optimizes existing product formulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Develop strategic and creative new products and/or processes that satisfy customer wants and needs; work closely with Sales, Marketing, Culinary and other business teams

· Design and perform bench work, sensory evaluations and pilot trials. Draw conclusions and

recommendations for next steps

· Maintain accurate documentation of formula and procedure for tests and bench top work

· Collaborate with Copackers, Manufacturing, Operations and vendors for trials and

commercialization; provide technical expertise and leadership to commercialization team to

ensure the smooth transition from benchtop to plant operations

· Determine priorities, define the work and set expectations to deliver against R&D objectives

· Partners with Manufacturing and copackers to optimize product formulae, food safety and

production efficiencies.

· Review appropriate documents and prepare NLEA and product information

· Conduct ongoing research on ingredient technology and explore opportunities for new product

Innovation

Required Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Food Science or related discipline and 5+ years of R&D

experience. Master’s Degree a plus.

· Experience managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with constant evolving

priorities and aggressive timelines

· Ability to organize and interact, support, facilitate and lead multi-functional work teams; ability

to provide work direction to assigned resources

· Experience sourcing ingredient and working with vendors

· Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail is required

· Computer skills including MS Office programs and Genesis

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbal/written) effectively

· Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

· Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Job Features

Job CategoryProduct Development

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