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Date Posted: 8/22/2016





Job Description:

Manages the design/plan/validation and implementation of new products, line extensions, product improvement and technical service for Bay Valley Foods that meet product offering requirements.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Applying sound scientific methods in all stages of development (including planning and executing trials, analyzing data and defining solutions to reach product targets). Working in a team environment with strong interfaces with Marketing and Operations to develop new product concepts or product improvements/extension to core portfolio.
Coaching and mentoring technical development of less senior technical associates.
Partner effectively with cross-functional groups: Marketing, Sales, Market Research, Procurement, Finance, Plant Management, Engineering, Vendors, Consultants, etc. to ensure customer product, packaging and documentation requirements are met.
Define the formulation, nutritional and process parameters needed to develop a new product which meets the expectations of the customer. Understand the impact of formulation cost on the overall COGS.
Assist in the transfer of technology to the operations team when commercializing the test product to ensure a smooth transition to commercial volumes. Lead technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and technical oversight of internal and external controls.




Bachelors Degree in Food Science or equivalent.
Master's Degree preferred.
Min. 5 years experience conducting research and development.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Highly complex technical problems requiring technical discovery and innovation
Ability to make management presentations
Ability to mentor and coach less senior associates
Strong leadership skills
Emerging strategic skills
Incumbent is recognized throughout R&D for technical expertise.


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