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Product Development Technologist, Food Science R&D

 

Job ID 

2027

Location 

US-CA-El Segundo

Category 

Research & Development

More information about this job:

The Beachbody Story:

Beachbody creates the nation’s most popular in-home fitness and weight loss products, including P90X®, Insanity®, FOCUS T25®, and Shakeology®. 

 

As a $1 billion company, we’re revolutionizing the future of fitness with best-in-class products that get real results. And we need partners to help us blaze new trails. 

 

Since 1998, we’ve helped millions of people find a way to live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. We’re creative thinkers and bold overachievers. If you’re the kind of person who loves collaboration, high-fives, and G.S.D. (Getting Stuff Done), then we want to talk to you. 

 

Beachbody offers competitive compensation, incentive opportunities, and tons of benefits, but a few things set us apart. Like free Shakeology, fitness classes, product discounts and a casual office full of smart, friendly people. 

 

We’re an equal opportunity employer on the lookout for top-notch talent who truly wants to help us change the world.

We Are Looking For:

Beachbody is seeking a Product Development Technologist, R&D.  This position supports new product development and brand maintenance in the Research and Development Division for Foods and Supplements.

 

 

You're Right For This Job If You Can:

  • Develop ingredient specifications as well as maintaining the ingredient and finished product specification database
  • Organize raw materials and maintain ingredient inventories
  • Collaborate with Operations on new and alternate ingredient qualifications
  • Conduct sensory evaluations, analyze the data and reporting results
  • Test new/alternate ingredients for product improvements and line extensions
  • Execute cost saving initiatives on substitute ingredients and processes
  • Prepare prototypes for consumer testing and technical evaluations
  • Maintain nutritional database for existing and products in the development pipeline
  • Support the execution of pilot trials and plant runs
  • Test products, analyze the data, document the results and reporting the insights
  • Run experiments on ingredients and formulations
  • Develop prototypes to support brand maintenance and new product development
  • Keep lab area, equipment and ingredient storage clean and operational
  • Track and document analytical and organoleptic data from shelf-life studies
  • Execute the development of new and improved products in the lab
  • Work on quality activities including HACCP and root cause analysis

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or Equivalent technical BS degree required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Background knowledge of food science including- ingredient functionality, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, microbiology, quality assurance principles, and market research practices
  • 0-2 years experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated strong learning aptitude
  • Experience working in a lab
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills

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