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Product Developer Stonyfield
Danone Londonderry, NH




Date: Nov 13, 2016

Location: Londonderry Nh, NH, US

Company: DANONE

Stonyfield, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Product Developer - Stonyfield in the United States (US) for Londonderry Nh

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.

Stonyfield got its start as an organic farming school so we were committed to healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet even before we became yogurt makers. Over 30 years have since passed, but our mission remains the same. As the leading organic yogurt maker, we obsess over everything we put into our delicious yogurts, smoothies, milk and frozen yogurt, and everything we keep out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, we say yes to healthy organic food.  Its just real food, made simply.

The Product Developer is responsible for defining with marketing product brief based on consumer and market understanding, designing product and process, insuring first time right implementation in factories and for launch follow up (renovation, innovation or cost/quality projects). This position involves strong interactions with internal cross functional team and external suppliers, hands on bench and analytical work, pilot plant work, managing formula cost and specifications (ingredients and product & process), conducting and coordinating industrial tests in plants, and assisting in industrial start-ups of new and improved products. The candidate must be able to represent R&D interest within the company during all projects.




        Managing projects according STAGE GATE PROCESS methodology.

        Act as R&D driver on product attributes definition vs consumer expectations as well as technical solutions within each project team

        Develop formulations and processes to deliver on consumer expectations, within project food safety, costs and timing requirements

        Design pilot trials, organize tasting sessions with Marketing, and draw conclusions and recommendations for next steps.

        Participate in consumer test design, organize sample production and ensure product quality follow up.

        Realize scale up / industrialization with Engineering and Manufacturing departments.

        Collaborate with suppliers to obtain best results for product development (brief suppliers and follow up on their progress)

        Participate as an R&D representative for product launch/start up by preparing all specifications related to product line (except packaging and fruits) and ensure that all documentation needed is available prior to start up.

        Possibly management of Research Technologist.

        Network with other North American dairy R&D communities and with the global R&D community to share in best practices.


Qualifications and Requirements:

        Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or closely related field.

             Master's Degree highly desirable but not required

         5 years' experience in a related field, preferably CPG Industry and organic foods

        Flexibility to travel (25%)

        Strong project management/organization and leadership skills

        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

        Ability to work cross-functionally and able to train staff.

        Proficient in computer skills


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About Stonyfield

As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out.  By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years.  And, as a groundbreaking company in sustainability, Stonyfield is always looking for more innovative ways to do business that are better for the planet.

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Stonyfield 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.

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