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Product Development Scientist Piscataway, NJ






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This position is responsible for hands-on, day-to-day new product development, product optimization, and cost optimization activities across all Delavau product categories. This position will play a key role in the product development activities associated with delivering against our short-term and longer-term Innovation plans as well as fulfilling the numerous sample requests that R&D receives. The individual in this role will also be assigned key customer relationships and will serve as the Delavau technical liaison to these customers.


  • BS Degree in Food Science / Technology or related field
  • 3-6 years of experience in the food industry working in product development/innovation
  • Experience with baking products is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required
  • Excellent communication and cross-functional teamwork skills are a must


  • Understanding and mastery of the Delavau product development process from concept through first production.
  • Collaboration with internal (Marketing, Sales) and external customers to ensure objectives are being addressed clearly, efficiently, and on-time.
  • Identification of new technologies, processes, and new raw materials to support the Delavau Innovation pipeline.
  • Documentation of raw material and finished good specifications and integration into Delavau systems.
  • Timely and efficient response to Sample Requests; collaboration with requestor on details, timing, and quantities required.
  • Documentation of Delavau processes and procedures; updating and maintenance of R&D records.
  • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing, and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, and SQF requirements.
  • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to your manager.
  • Responsible for partnering with others; sharing knowledge, skills, and information within your team and across functional areas.
  • Other duties / tasks / special projects as assigned by the Director of R&D.


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