We arenít just yogurt on
a mission; we are people on a mission.
Stonyfield is an organic
pioneer. We believe socially responsible business can change the world, and
that organic is better for people and the planetís health. We passionately
lead a better way to make food for healthy people and a healthy planet and
our employees are at the centerpiece of this mission.
POSITION OVERVIEW : The Product Developer is
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 specifications (ingredients and product & process), conducting and
coordinating industrial tests in plants, and assisting in industrial
start-ups of new and improved products. The candidate must be able to
represent R&D interest within the company during all projects.
- Managing projects according to
the 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 and lead 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
- 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
- Masterís Degree in Food Science
or closely related field
- 2 - 5 yearsí experience in a
related field, preferably CPG Industry
- Flexibility to travel (25%)
- Strong project
management/organization and leadership skills
- Excellent verbal and written
- Ability to work cross-functionally
and able to train staff.
- Proficient in computer skills
Stonyfield is an equal
employment opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against
applicants with regard to any legally-recognized
basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical
or mental disabilities.
Job Type: Full-time