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Research and Development Technician (Beverage)
85C Bakery Cafe 3 reviews - Brea, CA





Research & Development Technician: Beverage (Brea)

85C Bakery Cafe is seeking a R&D Technician for our production facility in Brea, California. R&D Technician serves a broad range of functions, including but not limited to developing new products, conducting sensory testing, and organizing other forms of product evaluation.


• Lead and manage all aspects of new and existing drink development. This will include: formulations, labeling, specifications and regulatory compliance;

• Determine all the processes, specifications, and raw materials required to produce the highest quality for existing and new products;

• Evaluate formulations to ensure the highest quality is attained and cost reduction is achieved; • Establish a structured best practices approach for development from concept to consumer testing to final production;

• Collaborate closely with sales/marketing, manufacturing, finance and other cross functional entities in order to successfully launch and manage the implementation of new products;

• Conduct robust sampling within team and use output to refine recipes/products;

• Build, train and motivate a retail operation committed to timely new product introductions within budget with the highest standards of quality;

• Additional duties as assigned.


• Bachelor in Food Science, Biochemistry, related discipline is preferred;

• Retail work experience is preferred;

• Strong project management, problem solving and analytical skills;

• Excellent communication skills required for internal meetings and customer presentations;

• Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel;

• Ability to work with tight deadline and meet new and changing demands;

• Good attendance and available to work overtime when needed;

Maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials;

• Proficiency in oral and written Chinese/Mandarin preferred;

• Proven experience resulting in developing new products and improvements to existing products, from concept to store sales to quality control.

• Experience in beverage industry (bubble tea especially) is a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required language:

  • Chinese

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