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R&D - Product Developer


White Plains, NY



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We Have Something Special Inside, Do You?


Are you looking to join a growing global leader, in a category experiencing explosive growth and have a passion for driving rapid product innovation?  Then The Dannon Company, Inc. is the place for you!

The Product Developer is responsible for developing, implementing and launching all projects within a product line that affect production (renovation, innovation or cost/quality projects). This position involves hands on bench work, pilot test work and related analytical tests, conducting and coordinating industrial tests in plants, assisting in industrial launches and management of projects. The candidate must be able to represent R&D interest within the company during all projects.


In this role you will be accountable for:


*       Manage projects according to needs specified in GOOSE methodology. Act as R&D representative within each project team and ensure project follow up with the R&D project management tools: Forweb, Artemis, Petale

*       Develop formulations and processes while taking into account requirements of others functions such as Science/Claims, Regulatory and Quality.

*       Design pilot trials, organize tasting sessions with Marketing, and draw conclusions and recommendations for next steps.

*       Participate in consumer test design, organize sample production and ensure product quality follow up.

*       Realize scale up / industrialization with Engineering and Manufacturing departments.

*       Collaborate with suppliers to obtain best results for product development (brief suppliers and follow up on their progress)

*       Participate as an R&D representative for product launch/start up by preparing all specifications related to product line (except packaging and fruits) and ensure that all documentation needed is available prior to start up.

*       Propose and implement productivity projects for their product line.

*       Manage a specific area of application for expertise within R&D (e.g. cultures, ingredients, R&D Project Management Tools, and Goose).

*       Training/development of Research Technologist.

*       Network with global R&D community to share in best practices.


The ideal candidate will have:


*       Masters Degree in Food Science or closely related field

*       2-4 years experience in a related field.

*       Flexibility to travel (25%)

*       Strong project management/organization skills

*       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

*       Ability to work cross-functionally and able to train staff.

*       Proficient in computer skills


About us:


The Dannon Company is a division of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful healthy food companies in the world with leading positions in four businesses: fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.


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The Dannon Company, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.



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