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R&D Technologist - Sourdough & Grains - New Jersey






Under the guidance of the R&D Managers, provides the R&D expertise and assistance required for the development and implementation of Puratos products.


  • Development of new products
    • Under guidance of R&D Manager, support development of products for Puratos marketing initiatives and customer projects. Includes bench-top formulation through plant scale-up.
  • Adaptation of existing formulas
    • Optimize formulas while maintaining product performance or adjusting as defined by R&D Manager
    • Support efforts to optimize existing portfolios (SKU reduction, re-positioning, etc)
    • Propose formula modifications relevant to increase their value (improved performance and/or cost reduction)
  • Support of Operations and Total Quality Management (TQM) :
    • Support quality needs, including performance testing & root-cause analysis & complaints
    • Implementation of new products in production
  • Management of technical administration
    • Ensure complete documentation on new and/or revised products including: raw materials, formulations, process parameters, QC tests, labelling, etc
  • Build expertise & network in area of speciality
    • Continually build expertise in the product range through training and experience from hands on testing.
    • Build an active network of high commercial value including, machine suppliers, researchers, vendors, and Puratos community
    • Provide intelligence on innovative raw materials & technologies that can differentiate our products
  • Assure premium performances of the R&D lab by designing and performing standardised tests while respecting the 5S and GMP policy.
  • Act with Safety in mind.
  • Responsible for any other assignment given by the direct superior.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, in Food Science or Food Technology preferred. Other science degrees would be considered
  • Proficient in spreadsheet & presentation software
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills



  • Exceptional combination of intellect and “hands-on” personality
  • Pro-active person who can execute tasks with minimal supervision
  • Superior ability to multi-task and organize effectively multiple projects
  • Capability to develop into a customer oriented position
  • Strong networker
  • Positive attitude & team player
  • Passion for food and creativity
  • Willing to be successful for him/herself and for the Company


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