Treetop 5 reviews - Bothell, WA
Product Development Manager is responsible for supervising the product
development of NW Naturals formulated fruit ingredients, including the
developing and succession of both knowledge and staff. Position will work
in balance with others in order to meet project deadlines; participate in
production trials; provide technical support to internal/external
customers; and participate in company product and vendor presentations.
Position is expected to be a working manager capable of working side by
side with staff developing formulated fruit ingredients.
This position reports to the VP of Sales and Marketing
and supervises a Product Developer, Food Technician, and Sample Desk
Coordinator. The position works closely with the all departments and
employees within NW Naturals, Tree Top product development team, suppliers,
and customers (current and potential).
(The essential functions listed below are not intended
to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position. Tree Top may
augment duties, including essential functions, at its discretion.)
- Provide leadership and
supervision of the product development staff. Manage goals and
objectives for direct reports. Provide formal and informal feedback
through coaching, monitoring and evaluating job results.
- Develop new product formulas
and review product formulas for verification. Work with the Research
Chef to develop and create new product ideas and blends. Work with
R&D team to help guide new product development and sample request.
Ensure product meets the consistency, quality, and safety attributes
requested by the customer. Develop and maintain finished goods
costing, formulation, specifications and operating procedures.
- Manage projects of
multidisciplinary teams in order to effectively scale up formulations
from lab bench to commercial production. Provide strong technical
support and leadership for cross-functional project teams. Provide
ongoing development and process of the R&D team in conjunction
with the technical manager. Provide customer service for R&D
project advancement. Effectively communicate expectations and
- Provide technical support to
internal and external customers for the purpose of product
development, sales and marketing visits, or industry related events.
Develop and maintain professional relationships. Assist sales and
marketing in developing and delivering effective customer
presentations as needed.
- Perform other duties as
assigned, including but not limited to: verifying certificate of
analysis; performing standard testing of raw material ingredients and
juice blends; updating sales team with R&D report on a monthly
basis; and performing weekly sample meetings.
- Have regular attendance and
work appropriate number of hours to get the essential functions
- Perform under the Working Conditions
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY:
- Lab and pilot equipment,
including process equipment and process and product testing
- Principles and practices of
training, coaching and developing staff.
- Solid technical knowledge of
food science discipline, including food processing and fruit
- General understanding of food
laws and regulations.
- Mathematics and scientific
weights and measurements.
- Strong understanding of
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Pertinent Federal, State, and
local laws, codes, and regulations.
- Effectively manage and lead
multiple projects with multidisciplinary teams toward a shared goal.
- Interpret sensory and
consumer preference data to make sound judgments or changes to a
- Evaluate raw material and
production costs and adjust formulations accordingly to meet a
consumer target and price point objective.
- Duplicate formulas and make
changes to existing formulas to meet target flavor profile.
- Accurately document formulas,
specifications, and operating procedures.
- Read and interpret documents
such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
- Accurately perform
mathematical and scientific calculations.
- Speak in public and
professionally interact at a technical level with internal and
external customers and industry peers.
- Maintain confidential and
- Effectively organize, plan,
- Use computers and computer
software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Meet behaviors established in
Tree Topís performance management and development process.
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION/LICENSES, AND TRAINING:
- A Bachelorís degree in Food
Science or related field.
- Minimum of 5-7 years of
experience in product development and/or food research &
- Minimum of 2-4 years
supervisory experience in a technical role.
- Training in HAACP and Label Law are highly
- Constantly works in a lab
environment, frequently has exposures to an office environment, and
occasionally has exposures to an outdoors or manufacturing/plant
- Occasionally deals with
highly confidential information
- Frequently works under tight
time constraints or with business activities of a seasonal/cyclical
- Occasionally travels,
including overnight stays, to other worksites, for off-site meetings,
and for training purposes
- Occasionally works with
dissatisfied or angry customers
- Physical requirements of the
- Frequently lifts up to 10
pounds and occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds
- Vision requirements:
Constantly uses near vision and color vision
- Constantly talks, reaches, uses
repetitive hand motions, listens/uses hearing, and/or tastes or
- Frequently lifts, stands,
types, grasps, and/or sits
- Occasionally walks or pushes
- Types of exposures
encountered: Occasionally has exposures to toxic or caustic
chemicals; extreme heat/cold temperatures; and/or loud
with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this job
with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated
on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements
for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the
department/division to accommodate the limitation.
Those interested in being considered can submit their
resume directly to Twyla DelPozzi firstname.lastname@example.org