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8 Jan 2020

Northwest Product Developer – Washington

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #35983

An established food manufacturing organization is seeking an experienced Product Developer to join their operation located in WA.  The Product Developer will be responsible for formulating and commercializing food products for retail, foodservice, contract manufacturing and ingredient business channels.  In addition to new product development, position provides technical support for existing product lines; cost innovation; providing technical support to internal and external customers; documenting formulas, specifications, and operating procedures; supporting business teams with customer visits and presentations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop food prototypes in a Lab or Pilot Lab that are commercially scaleable. Coordinate and oversee plant scale testing, commercialization and commissioning.  Ensure product meets the consistency, quality, and safety attributes requested by the customer.  Develop and maintain finished goods costing, formulation, specifications and operating procedures.  Evaluate and adjust product formulations to meet manufacturing cost parameters, sales objectives and customer needs.  Document progress in lab notebooks and product realization report.
  • Manage projects of multidisciplinary teams in order to effectively scale up formulations from lab bench to commercial production. Provide strong technical support and leadership for cross-functional project teams.  Effectively communicate expectations and outcomes.
  • Provide ongoing management of existing products for the purpose of cost reduction, reformulation, troubleshooting or line extensions. Conduct ingredient research, cost & quality improvements to current products, shelf life improvement, and sensory research.
  • Troubleshoot complex or atypical formulation, batching and processing problems by conferring with peers and stakeholders to resolve challenges.
  • Provide leadership and supervision of a Food Technologist. Manage goals and objectives for staff.  Provide formal and informal feedback through coaching, monitoring and evaluating job results.

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a fruit, beverage, or dairy product development role.
  • Solid technical knowledge of food science discipline.
  • General understanding of food laws and regulations.
  • Mathematics and scientific weights and measurements.
  • Strong understanding of scientific methodology.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Salary: DOE, Relocation Assistance, Medical Benefits

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: Northwest. Job expires in Endless.

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