Developer-Dannon - White Plains, NY
Aug 30, 2016
Location: White Plains, NY, US
Dannon within R & D is looking for
Product Developers in the United States.
With our global
presence, brands and business within our mission "bringing health
through food to as many people as possible" we believe that people
growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.
Take this opportunity to GROW together!
Danone North America Inc, a subsidiary of Danone, has openings for Product
Developers in the United States (US)
Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through
its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and
Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many
people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business
success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners
worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities,
Danone truly has something special inside.
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 Developers are responsible for defining with marketing product
brief based on consumer and market understanding, designing product and
process, insuring first time right implementation in factories and for launch
follow up (renovation, innovation or cost/quality projects). This position
involves strong interactions with internal cross functional team and external
suppliers, hands on bench and analytical work, pilot plant work, managing
formula cost and specificifications (ingredients
and product & process), conducting and coordinating industrial tests in
plants, and assisting in industrial. The position may also involve the management
of a Research Technologist. The candidate must be able to represent R&D
interest within the company during all projects.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR:
§ Managing projects according STAGE GATE
§ Act as R&D driver on product
attributes definition vs consumer expectations as well as technical solutions
within each project team Develop formulations and processes to deliver on
consumer expectations, within project food safety, costs and timing
§ Design pilot trials, organize tasting
sessions with Marketing, and draw conclusions and recommendations for next
§ 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
§ 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.
§ Possibly management of Research
§ Network with global R&D community to
share in best practices.
Degree in Food Science or closely related field.
§ 3-10 years' experience in a related
field, preferably CPG Industry.
§ Dairy experience
§ Flexibility to travel (25%)
§ Strong project management/organization
and leadership skills
§ Excellent verbal and written
§ Ability to work cross-functionally and
able to train staff.
§ Proficient in computer skills
For more information
about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We
have something special inside, do you?
The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a
Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food
companies in the world with leading positions in 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
Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative
action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without
regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran
status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.
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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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