Scientist IV - Apopka,
APOPKA, FL All Job Types: Full time
Country: United States of America
Specific Location: FL - Apopka
Job ID: R-05872
Development Scientist will work in the Apopka Global Juice Center and will
manage Retail Juice product development projects for the Odwalla
brand from their initiation to completion.
Function Specific Activities:
This will require ability to conduct
concept development, product development, stability assessment, assist with
launch preparation and supervision of commercial production for juices, fruit
smoothies, juice drinks, protein and other beverage products to meet the
business requirements internally and within project timeline.
Design, develop, conduct and/or review
experiments in order to deliver new products:
evaluate ingredients, product or packaging safety, efficacy or claims. This
work will involve laboratory and pilot plant environments.
The associate will represent R&D
on cross functional team interacting with Marketing, Supply Chain,
Procurement, Finance, Regulatory, Program Management, Quality and Finance to
deliver projects on time and within budget.
Self-manage multiple projects to
successful outcome in a fast paced working
Function Specific Activities:
- Design and develop new products
from bench top to commercialization while staying within specified
parameters of cost and label claims; evaluate new ingredients, verify
nutritional profiles, and conduct product or packaging stability
assessments to deliver against design.
- Act as scientific, regulatory, technical
or quality expert and consultant by responding to targeted questions
from the field or other departments/ business units. This includes
acting as a resource for general information and acting as a consultant
for other technical personnel in the Company & manufacturing
- Develop new ingredient and
product specifications and own formula entry into formula management
- Manage documentation and records in order to ensure that they are complete, current,
secure and easily retrievable. This may include designing, organizing or
maintaining technical or regulatory records (e.g., paper formula files)
- Identify, classify, maintain, and
protect files, documentation and sensitive information consistent with
record handling and retention requirements. Record data from analyses or
experiments in a computer, log book or laboratory notebook.
- Self-training to keep abreast of
developing technologies, lifestyle & nutritional trends to maintain
competitive edge within the Premium Natural Health Beverage category.
Haves & preferred experience/duties:
- Proven experience in product
development and scale up at plant
- Technical fundamentals and problem solving ability
- Demonstrate effective
communication skills to translate technical information into
easily-understood business language
- Cross functional & project
- Experience in juice, dairy,
protein product development and commercialization a plus
- Experience in validation of
Non-GMO Project a plus
- Exposure to working in
multicultural environments preferred
- A good understanding of NHB
customer base, nutritional needs & culinary trends.
- Proprietary Composition
Ability to recognize and protect proprietary information as it relates
to formulas and ingredients.
- Basic Project Management: Knowledge of project management
principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques
to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or workplans to ensure
successful completion (e.g. on time, within budget).
- Building Technical Relationships: Proactively builds relationships
and collaborates with cross functional partners to achieve goals.
- Endurance & flexibility: Willingness and ability to
occasionally function effectively over extended periods of time.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Food
Science or related field / Master's Degree preferred
Work Experience: At least 5 years of work experience
travel up to 15%
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Years of Experience:
3-5 Years Experience
- DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or
unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous
improvement to new product and package innovation).
- COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM,
CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships
with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System
(Company and Bottler).
- ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver
results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and
- INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to
deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the
business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
- DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop
self and support others' development to achieve full potential.
- GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates
curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
- SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
- EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands
the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and
shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
- PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND
ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
- FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to
move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast
- EMPOWERED: Brings solutions
instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take
an unpopular stance.
We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a
veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local