At Yogi we believe the purpose of business is to
serve. Our company was founded on that belief and uses service as its
guiding principle: Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good. We
are committed to providing healthy, natural teas that are accessible to as
many people as possible. With more than 40 years of experience, we strive
to support the health and well-being of our consumers by incorporating the
highest-quality natural and organic ingredients in our teas. It is the
strength of our people and our guiding principle that have contributed to
Yogi tea becoming and remaining the #1 tea brand in the US natural channel
and one of the fastest growing brands in conventional food and mass
The Food Technologist will support Product Development and R&D functions
throughout the business. Responsibilities include but are not limited to
working closely with marketing on all forms of new product innovation from
concept to commercialization, conducting shelf life and sensory
evaluations, label review and validation, working with procurement to
source and approve new ingredients and alternate suppliers, product and
process improvements, and other research & development tasks. Attention
to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong
organizational abilities are required.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Independently lead and coordinate development work on new and existing
- Plan, organize, and execute
sensory evaluation testing of new and existing products, shelf life,
second sourcing, and consumer use tests.
- Document observed results,
analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations during product
- Support all technical
development activities to scale up for commercialization, product
launch, and post launch monitoring.
- Supports Customer Service,
Marketing and Shipping by providing product technical information as
- Update and maintain product
formulation, ingredient and finished goods specifications, organic
certification, and nutrition databases.
- Partners with procurement and
marketing to address and implement any formulation changes to existing
- Set up bill of materials for
any new products and any changes to existing products * ; Proof
artwork packaging for all new products and any changes to existing
- Understands the herbal and
medicinal functions of our raw materials and our finished products,
actively learning about new herbal and nutritional sources of health
- Understand Yogis values and
Required Competencies & Knowledge:
Yogi seeks to hire a candidate with 6-8 years’ experience in the food
industry. A bachelor's degree in Food Science or Technology is required. An
understanding of organic regulations is preferred. The ideal candidate
should have good laboratory experience, be familiar with GMPs, and CFR 111
for dietary supplements. They should have demonstrated success in
developing new products, from concept through to commercialization. They should
also have strong organizational skills and be able to prioritize and plan
work activities efficiently. Must be very detailed oriented in observations
and documentation, and possess strong math, computer, and scientific,
statistical and analytical skills.
We are looking for a candidate that embraces the Yogi brand and has a
passion for food and health. The creation of new products is a
collaborative effort and the ability to work in a team environment taking
many perspectives into consideration while balancing function, flavor, cost
of goods, and manufacturing capabilities to produce the best possible
product is paramount to success in this role.
Work Environment is a laboratory setting with exposure to herbs and
food-safe chemicals. This job requires standing and walking on concrete
floors, as well as sitting at a desk and computer station.
East West Tea Company, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to
diversity and compliance with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting
employment discrimination. Employment decisions are based on merit,
qualifications, performance and business needs.
To be considered, candidates must submit in Word Format a cover letter
highlighting their experiences that meet the minimum qualifications as well
as a job specific resume. Submissions may only be made via email.
Job Type: Full-time
- the food industry: 6 years
- Product Development: 1 year