is a mid-level level position that will assist in the development of new
products supporting the Director of Product Development. This position
will work with a team to develop new formulas, oversee the implementation of
R&D test runs, collect and manage data, update Product Development
documents, and drive cross-functional teams to launch new products.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Utilize formulation software to create and optimize
dry pet food and treat formulations.
Apply knowledge of ingredient composition and
processing capability to develop innovative product solutions that meet
customer and regulatory requirements.
Assist in the execution and supervision of R&D
test runs. Follow-up with other departments and personnel to ensure
preparation work has been completed for R&D test runs. Collect data
and record observations during R&D test runs. Organize and
summarize all data following the runs.
Follow new product through to launch.
Update ingredient database.
Create and update Product Information Sheets for
sales presentation and label/artwork generation.
Work with team to manage palatability testing
schedule and shelf life analysis with limited direction.
Update and maintain customer specification databases.
Assist in qualifying new ingredients and new vendors.
Assist in the activation of new formulas.
Assist with identifying and implementing cost
reduction ideas for product lines and factories.
Participate in cross-functional teams to execute
product development plans and on-going projects.
Set expectations, track/communicate results, and
create an environment of accountability for results and actions.
Participate in a high quality
team environment through effective teamwork and self-management with a
Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor that
reflects the Company’s commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and
respect for individuals.
Promote a positive proactive environment where input
from team members is valued and encouraged.
Work with limited direction and take initiative for
Oversee ongoing projects, studies, and databases, as
Provide back-up support for other roles, as necessary.
May require overnight travel.
Requires occasional night shift and/or weekend shift
for special projects.
Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in food science, animal science, or
other closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education
Three (3) years in a feed or food production