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Product Development- Pet Chews
TFH/Nylabone Products Four Paws - Neptune City, NJ



Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop consumable pet chew products from concept to commercialization.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing and regulatory in developing product concepts.
  • Collaborate with Operations, Quality and Regulatory to commercialize products, develop product specifications; arrange for guaranteed analysis; confirm package weights; ingredient list declaration and participate in package review process.
  • Source raw materials based on requirements.
  • Develop formulas and prototypes.
  • Conduct analytical tests, shelf life studies and clinical trials for prototypes.
  • Compile documentation needed for compliance with applicable regulations and company policies.
  • Conduct product testing to ensure product safety, quality and regulatory compliance is met.
  • Identify and develop manufacturing process continuous improvements for efficiency and product quality.
  • Ensure best practices are being followed in compliance with regulations and company policies.
  • Keep current, identify and communicate to management pet food industry trends and the impact to the business.

Required Skills:

  • B.S. or higher degree in Food Science or related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years product development experience in the food /pet food industry
  • Extrusion experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of FDA, USDA, AFFCO and related regulations
  • Experience using Design of Experiments, statistical analysis and ability to interpret results
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Must have excellent communication skills

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Product development experience in food or pet industry: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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