In 1910 a cooperative
of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core
build strong relationships among growers and with their customers;
communicate directly and honestly; and
work as a team to realize the best return on their investment.
More than a century
later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level
of our operation. Our employees are strongly committed to the brand
and to each other - the word "family" is often used to describe
Today, Blue Diamond
Growers represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California - the
state that provides over 80% of the world's supply. We are one of
the most recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding
We believe in
transparency and honest communication. Our work style is
team-based, working together to innovate, process, and distribute the
best almond products to the world.
After more than 100
years, our core values of integrity, partnership, innovation
and quality remain strong. Our commitment to excellence has
driven Blue Diamond's unprecedented growth, innovation, high quality, and
these values at work throughout our company. We strive for a
diverse workforce, always aiming for greater levels of inclusion.
In addition to a robust benefits package, we offer an employee wellness
and fitness program, in which a majority of our workforce currently
at the lab bench, utilize knowledge of food ingredients, food science,
and consumer marketing insights to identify and develop new almond
products and formulas to meet customer and business unit product
strategies and requirements.
and manage new products ideas and concepts from lab prototype samples
through pilot plant production and full commercialization. Develop the
processing and technical requirements needed for scale up. Coordinate
first production run product evaluations and approvals.
participate in innovation activities and contribute to the development of
new product strategies and ideas. Identify and recommend new applicable
technologies to management.
product development technical relationship with internal and external
customers. Assume the role of an innovator and project leader
demonstrating initiative, creativity, and thoroughness in the execution
of complex projects.
shelf life, sensory, product performance, and quality attribute testing
of products as part of the development process.
new product technical information including production specifications.
new food ingredients. Develop and document new food ingredient
with the preparation of Technical Marketing and Sales Information
Regulatory with development of nutrition facts, allergen labeling and
ongoing technical support to Marketing and Sales for new product
introductions. Prepare product sales samples.
written project summaries, technical reports, and recommendations to
Product and Quality
technical trends in areas of expertise and make recommendations for
product or process improvements. Incorporate customer feedback in making
quality and processing issues with existing product formulas and
processes to identify solutions. Work with Customers, QA, Manufacturing,
Suppliers, and Consultants to resolve issues.
with Procurement and Suppliers to identify opportunities for cost
reduction, and product improvement through ingredients and packaging.
in food industry organizations, assists in PR events, food shows and
of a Bachelorís degree in Food Science or related scientific field.
of two (2) years of applicable food/beverage product development
working knowledge of food science principles, GMP, HACCP, food safety,
sanitary practices and regulations. Familiarity with FDA labeling
oriented with analytical problem solving skills
to utilize Word and Excel computer software. Knowledge of Genesis and
SharePoint software a plus.
attitude and cooperation.
working with cross functional business teams to develop and commercialize
new food/beverage products.
on lab bench experience developing food products. Ability to operate
typical laboratory food processing equipment and instruments used in
accuracy and quantity of analysis work. Reliability of judgments and
decisions made. Initiative.
samples weighing up to 25 pounds.
to occasionally work outside of normal work hours. Some travel will be
required to manufacturing or test facilities, customer facilities, or
in food laboratory and manufacturing environments. When in the
manufacturing environment, incumbent must to be able to climb stairs or
ladders and work on elevated platforms.
appliances, restaurant equipment, food processing pilot equipment, common
your career. Partner with us. We Are the Almond People!
Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and