Food Scientist II - Louisville, CO
Date: Sep 28, 2017
Location: Louisville, CO, US
USD - Dannon within R & D is looking for a Food
Scientist II in the United States (US) for Louisville, Colorado.
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
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
• Lead & successfully advance productivity & cost savings projects to
achieve annual cost savings targets by working within R&I and
• 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
• Ability to lead complex projects through all phases of the
• 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
• Ability to travel as needed based on business needs.
more information about Danone, its people and its business, please
visit danone.com. We have something special inside, do you?
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
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
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