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Product Development Technologist
Zentis North America 3 reviews - Plymouth, IN




Zentis, headquartered in Aachen, Germany, is a leading brand manufacturer of jams, fruit preparations, sweets and custard-based desserts worldwide. In North America, Zentis is the leading fruit processing company and has major facilities in Philadelphia, PA, Plymouth, IN and Gardena, CA. We specialize in fruit preparations for a variety of customers including yogurt, ice cream and bakery manufacturers.

We are looking for a customer-driven individual to be responsible for development of fruit preparations, sauces, and other novel products primarily for the dairy industry. This individual must develop flavor and aroma acuity for different profiles through regular taste evaluation and be able to understand and communicate all aspects of chemical, physical, and sensory parameters of fruit preparations and finished yogurt. The candidate must also be able to manage multidisciplinary projects (ingredient substitution, process optimization, flavor duplication, new product launches, etc.) and develop, with managerís guidance, effective project management practices.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The applicant will be expected to build relationships internally (technicians, production operators, quality, regulatory, sales, and purchasing) as well as externally (customersí scientists). The Technologist would develop and execute work flow for the technicians through strong communication and organization of project activities. Additionally, the individual should be able to coordinate scale-up trials with other functions in the organization and train new employees (technician and/or entry-level scientists) in internal processes and systems
Candidates must have a B.Sc in Food Technology/Food Science with 0 to 3 years of product development experience. Specialized experience in fruit technology, hydrocolloid science, and food processing is a plus.


Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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