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Food Scientist II - Louisville, CO




Date: Sep 28, 2017

Location: Louisville, CO, US

Company: DANONE

USD - Dannon within R & D is looking for a Food Scientist II in the United States (US) for Louisville, Colorado.


With our global presence, brands and business within our mission "bringing health through food to as many people as possible" we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.
Take this opportunity to GROW together!






DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, a subsidiary of the global food company Danone, was formed in April 2017 by merging three legacy organizations: White Wave Foods, Dannon, and Danone Canada.  We’re proud to rank among the Top 15 food & beverage manufacturers in the US, and we’re happy to say we are #1 in the refrigerated dairy space (excluding cheese). We have a strong track record of leading growth:  we play in on-trend, higher-growth categories, and many of our recognizable brands – e.g., Light & Fit®, Oikos®, and Activia® yogurts; Silk®  plant-based beverages, Horizon Organic®  milk & dairy products, International Delight®  coffee creamers – hold the #1 or #2 brand share positions in their respective segments.    

As the largest public benefit corporation in the US, DanoneWave is taking bold steps for social good in North America. We are creating an “Alimentation Revolution,” which means we aim to nourish people, communities, and the world.  We are changing the way many of our foods and beverages are made by evolving certain flagship brands toward the use of fewer ingredients that are more natural, not synthetic and non-GMO.  We are also working with some of our farmer partners to plant non-GMO feed and are also committed to sustainable agriculture, water conservation, waste reduction, animal welfare and community engagement.



This position is an individual contributor on the Research and Innovation cost savings & productivity team reporting to R&I Manager. The incumbent will provide technical project leadership across the DanoneWave brand portfolio to achieve annual cost savings targets. The position offers an opportunity to work cross-functionally within the organization, develop technical depth in DanoneWave product categories, collaborate with strategic vendors, & partner with key stakeholders.



• Lead & successfully advance productivity & cost savings projects to achieve annual cost savings targets by working within R&I and cross-functionally.
• Manage a portfolio of assigned food productivity projects through the various stages of the product development life cycle as well as identification of pipeline ideas leading to savings.
• Develop technical work plans & prototypes from benchtop to scale-up and coordinate pilot plant trials, plant trials, and production start-ups.
• Collaborate with procurement to establish strong relationships with vendors and identify cost-advantaged ingredients for implementation.



Education and Experience:
• B.S. in Food Science, Process Engineering, or closely related field with at least 5 years of relevant work experience required OR M.S. in Food Science, Process Engineering, or closely related field with at least 3 years of relevant work experience required.
• Demonstrated examples of leading successful commercialization of food products from concept through commercialization required.
• Productivity experience helpful.
• Dairy, Plant-based food, and/or beverage R&D experience helpful.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of and ability to apply food science and/or processing principles.
• Ability to lead complex projects through all phases of the commercialization cycle.
• Excellent documentation, organization, & communication skills.
• Ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced, team environment.
• Ability to build relationships and work well with cross-functional partners.
• Ability to travel as needed based on business needs.

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The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition.  Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver
Job Segment: Scientific, Engineer, R&D Engineer, Procurement, Process Engineer, Engineering, Operations


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