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R&D Product & Process Developer
Develey Mustard & Condiments -
Dyersburg, TN 38024




Product & Process Developer


  • Effectively use a passion and enthusiasm for food, creativity, commercial acumen to create new product concepts and prototypes
  • Develop superior quality products from inception to plant commercialization for custom and branded products.
  • Prepare samples for sensory tests and client presentations; participate in product demonstrations assisting the sales team.
  • Organization and handling of product tests (stability, storage, transport) and provide action plans if necessary
  • Working with Development Chefs to commercialize concept recipes that fit customer criteria as well as legal requirements in composition and labelling
  • Lead plant trials, develop manufacturing procedures, monitor initial production and finalize product implementation.
  • Taking the new product from the test kitchen, into the factory and onto a finished product and providing of control plans (analytical/sensorial) in collaboration with QA department
  • Participate in the ongoing upkeep and updating of formulations, methods and specifications (including customer specifications).
  • Source and test alternative ingredients to improve products, expand supplier base and achieve cost savings.
  • Working with Production, Engineering, Sales and Finance to develop process/product improvements that result in product quality improvements and cost savings
  • Resolve and provide regulatory expertise for internal or external issues /claims and initiate corrective actions for products developed
  • Assist in packaging specifications and product launches
  • Provide working knowledge of national food law referring to raw material, packaging material and finished products (composition and labeling)

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years R&D experience in the food manufacturing industry
  • Bachelorís Degree in Food Science / Technology or related discipline
  • Excellent project management, communication and interpersonal skills are also required.
  • Experience in processing, heating and filling technologies
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience as Chef and/or passion for cooking

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • R&D: 3 years


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