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R&D Product Development Associate Scientist

City of Industry, CA



Research & Development


The Product Development Associate Scientist will have a dual role with primary responsibility in managing NEB specifications and secondary responsibility managing product development projects.

         Create/develop internal ingredient and formula specification

         Act as a liaison with vendors and internal groups to ensure timely specification entry, routing and approval.

         Track progress and issue weekly updates

         Review documentation for accuracy.

         Communicate effectively within and across functions to elevate any situation that may cause a delay in approval.

         Enter formulas into the system using approved ingredient specifications.

         Support product development and cost reduction initiatives for Naked Juice, ONE and IZZE Brands.

         Represent product development on multi-functional business teams.

         Provide brand maintenance support for juice products in NEB's portfolio.

         Utilize experimental design and data interpretation tools to make technically sound recommendations.

         Develop and maintain effective working relationships across R&D and non-R&D functions.

         Support production at bench top, pilot plant, and manufacturing levels for shelf life, stability, sales samples, scale-up, and other needs.

         Provide trial and commercialization support to products


         B.S. degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field with 2 or more years of experience.

Knowledge & Skill Set Requirements:

         Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate effectively among internal and external constituents.

         Working knowledge of FSS or other specification documentation systems is preferred.

         Strong knowledge and demonstration of product formulation and formulation chemistry.

         Experience in juice or beverage product development preferred.

         Strong working knowledge of product development protocols, including formulation, stability testing, product/package interaction, sensory and consumer testing methodology.

         Possess strong work ethic and ability to be a self-starter.

         Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously.

         Adapts to change well, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.

         Outstanding teamwork and communication skills required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
protected veteran status, or disability status.
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Job Ref: 86768BR



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