In 1910 a cooperative of
230 California almond growers formed with the following core values:
To build strong relationships among growers and with their
To communicate directly and honestly; and
To work as a team to realize the best return on their
More than a century later,
Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level of our
operation. Our employees are strongly committed to the brand and to
each other - the word "family" is often used to describe our
Today, Blue Diamond Growers
represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California - the state that
provides over 80% of the world's supply. We are one of the most
recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding $1billion.
We believe in transparency
and honest communication. Our work style is team-based, working
together to innovate, process, and distribute the best almond products to
After more than 100 years,
our core values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality
remain strong. Our commitment to excellence has driven Blue Diamond's
unprecedented growth, innovation, high quality, and value.
these values at work throughout our company. We strive for a diverse
workforce, always aiming for greater levels of inclusion. In addition
to a robust benefits package, we offer an employee wellness and fitness
program, in which a majority of our workforce currently participates.
Blue Diamond Growers
(BDG) is seeking an experienced R&D Food Scientist
to join its winning team in Sacramento, CA. The Sacramento Plant is
our largest manufacturing and distribution site.
New Product Development
at the lab bench, utilize knowledge of food ingredients, food science, and
consumer marketing insights to identify and develop new almond products and
formulas to meet customer and business unit product strategies and
and manage new products ideas and concepts from lab prototype samples
through pilot plant production and full commercialization. Develop the
processing and technical requirements needed for scale up. Coordinate first
production run product evaluations and approvals.
participate in innovation activities and contribute to the development of
new product strategies and ideas. Identify and recommend new applicable
technologies to management.
product development technical relationship with internal and external
customers. Assume the role of an innovator and project leader demonstrating
initiative, creativity, and thoroughness in the execution of complex
shelf life, sensory, product performance, and quality attribute testing of
products as part of the development process.
new product technical information including production specifications.
new food ingredients. Develop and document new food ingredient
with the preparation of Technical Marketing and Sales Information
Regulatory with development of nutrition facts, allergen labeling and
ongoing technical support to Marketing and Sales for new product
introductions. Prepare product sales samples.
written project summaries, technical reports, and recommendations to
Product and Quality
technical trends in areas of expertise and make recommendations for product
or process improvements. Incorporate customer feedback in making product
quality and processing issues with existing product formulas and processes
to identify solutions. Work with Customers, QA, Manufacturing, Suppliers,
and Consultants to resolve issues.
with Procurement and Suppliers to identify opportunities for cost
reduction, and product improvement through ingredients and packaging.
in food industry organizations, assists in PR events, food shows and sales
of a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related scientific field.
years of applicable food/beverage product development experience.
working knowledge of food science principles, GMP, HACCP, food safety,
sanitary practices and regulations. Familiarity with FDA labeling
oriented with analytical problem solving skills
to utilize Word and Excel computer software. Knowledge of Genesis and
SharePoint software a plus.
attitude and cooperation.
working with cross functional business teams to develop and commercialize
new food/beverage products.
on lab bench experience developing food products. Ability to operate
typical laboratory food processing equipment and instruments used in product
accuracy and quantity of analysis work. Reliability of judgments and
decisions made. Initiative.
samples weighing up to 25 pounds.
to occasionally work outside of normal work hours. Some travel will be
required to manufacturing or test facilities, customer facilities, or Trade
in food laboratory and manufacturing environments. When in the
manufacturing environment, incumbent must to be able to climb stairs or
ladders and work on elevated platforms.
appliances, restaurant equipment, food processing pilot equipment, common
your career. Partner with us. We Are the Almond People!
Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and