Product Developer-Dannon - White Plains, NY
Location: White Plains, NY, US
North America Inc, a subsidiary of
Danone, is looking forProduct Developer-Dannon
States (US) for White Plains
Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through
its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and
Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many
people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business
success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners
worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities,
Danone truly has something special inside.
We Have Something
Special Inside, Do You?
Are you looking to join a growing global leader, in a category experiencing
explosive growth and have a passion for driving rapid product innovation?
Then The Dannon Company, Inc. is the place for you!
The Product Developer is responsible for developing, implementing and
launching all projects within a product line that affect production
(renovation, innovation or cost/quality projects). This position involves
hands on bench work, pilot test work and related analytical tests, conducting
and coordinating industrial tests in plants, assisting in industrial launches
and management of projects. The candidate must be able to represent R&D
interest within the company during all projects.
In this role you will
be accountable for:
•Manage projects according to needs specified in GOOSE methodology. Act as
R&D representative within each project team and ensure project follow up
with the R&D project management tools: Forweb,
•Develop formulations and processes while taking into account requirements of
others functions such as Science/Claims, Regulatory and Quality.
•Design pilot trials, organize tasting sessions with Marketing, and draw
conclusions and recommendations for next steps.
•Participate in consumer test design, organize sample production and ensure
product quality follow up.
•Realize scale up / industrialization with Engineering and Manufacturing
•Collaborate with suppliers to obtain best results for product development
(brief suppliers and follow up on their progress)
•Participate as an R&D representative for product launch/start up by
preparing all specifications related to product line (except packaging and
fruits) and ensure that all documentation needed is available prior to start
•Propose and implement productivity projects for their product line.
•Manage a specific area of application for expertise within R&D (e.g.
cultures, ingredients, R&D Project Management Tools, and Goose).
•Training/development of Research Technologist.
•Network with global R&D community to share in best practices.
Degree in Food Science or closely related field
•2-4 years experience in a related field.
•Flexibility to travel (25%)
•Strong project management/organization skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to work cross-functionally and able to train staff.
•Proficient in computer skills
For more information
about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com We
have something special inside, do you?
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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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