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Dancing Deer Baking Company  4 reviews - 
Hyde Park, MA 02136






Commercial Baking Product Development & Quality Assurance Manager

Dancing Deer Baking Company in Hyde Park (Southwest Boston) is seeking a product developer with QA experience to join our team and work with us on new products and quality improvements. This is a flexible position that can be designed around the schedule of the right candidate.

PRODUCT DEVELOPER position summary

This position will be responsible for developing new baked products based on input from our Sales and Marketing team as well as overseeing overall Quality of our baking manufacturing process. The person in this role must be an experienced baker, ideally with both commercial baking and R&D food science experience. The successful candidate should be an action-oriented team player able to take initiative and work successfully as part of a dynamic cross-functional team which includes Finance, Operations, Marketing and Sales. Experience working with nutritional software a definite plus.


  • Develop baked products (primarily cookies & brownies) that taste great, meet nutritional and financial guidelines, and maintain their quality (when packaged) over a period of at least 2-3 weeks
  • Monitor overall quality of Dancing Deer products
  • Maintain library of product formulas for current portfolio of products
  • Identify and execute quality improvements to key products in need of optimization


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in baking industry role, preferably in a commercial manufacturing environment selling packaged baked goods
  • Ability to work with computers, ideally nutritional software and excel
  • Excellent creativity plus organizational and analytical skills
  • Exceptional team player, effective interpersonal skills, and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of producing solid results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Must have ability to remain flexible in a dynamic work environment

What’s In It For You?

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Competitive pay
  • Great opportunity to learn, grow and take initiative
  • Work within a supportive, team-oriented and entrepreneurial environment
  • Very casual work environment
  • 50% employee discount on our delicious cookies, brownies, and cakes


Dancing Deer Baking Company has been in business for over 23 years, and is recognized as one of the food industry’s premier bakery and gift brands (selling cookies, brownies, cakes and baking mixes) in the specialty food, natural products, mainstream grocery and direct-to-consumer marketplaces. Aside from its core baked goods business, Dancing Deer proudly serves as a mission-focused company that contributes to One Family, Inc. This program provides scholarships for low-income and formerly homeless parents to attend college and improve their employment opportunities.

Job Type: Contract

Required experience:

  • commerical baking product development: 5 years

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