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.
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
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
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
Manage a specific area of application for expertise within
R&D (e.g. cultures, ingredients, R&D Project Management Tools, and
Training/development of Research Technologist.
Network with global R&D community to share in best
ideal candidate will have:
Masters Degree in Food
Science or closely related field
2-4 years experience in a related
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
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.