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Product Development Coordinator
Organic Valley - La Farge, WI


The Product Development Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and coordinating information relating to the multiple aspects of the Product Development (PD) Department. This person is responsible for the maintenance of all internal PD Department documentation and provides document support to other CROPP departments and customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer technical questions about our ingredients, products and processing facilities as posted on the Organic Valley Intranet.
  • Manage the online file system for all ingredients and vendors.
  • Participate in the development of new product formulation, through the approval of external vendors for all ingredients and services.
  • Assist with tracking and documentation relating to New Product meetings.
  • Assist with contacting laboratories for product testing, coordinating shipments of samples and maintaining results.
  • Assist with plant trial coordination
  • Hold confidential and proprietary information received in CROPP in strict confidence and exercises a reasonable degree of care to prevent disclosure to others.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide nutritional and specification support to other departments as needed.
  • Assist with department invoices and tracking as needed.
  • Assist with budget tracking
  • Provide assistance on research projects as needed.
  • Assist in the product development lab as needed.
  • Assist with the sensory program as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Product Development Group Leaders or the Product Development Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s in Food Science/Dairy Science preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of product development and/or food lab experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed and willing to work on routine tasks.
  • Ability to taste Dairy, Eggs, Soy and Juice.

Reports to: Product Development Group Leader

Job Status: Regular, Full-Time

Wage: DOE

Location: La Farge, WI

Email Human Relations: hr(at) .

Fax: 608-625-3071

Organic Valley
One Organic Way
La Farge, WI 54639


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