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Date: Aug 30, 2016

Location: White Plains, NY, US

Company: DANONE

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.


§ Managing projects according STAGE GATE PROCESS methodology.
§ 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 requirements
§ 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.
§ Possibly management of Research Technologist.
§ Network with global R&D community to share in best practices.



§ Bachelors 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 communication skills
§ 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 We have something special inside, do you?
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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 learn more.

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.

Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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