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Food Technologist

 

Job ID

2013-1302

Location

US-CA-El Segundo

Category

Research & Development

More information about this job:

About the Job:

Beachbody Overview

Beachbody is the creator of the nation’s most popular in-home fitness and weight loss solutions including Focus T25, P90X®, Insanity®, and Shakeology.

Beachbody is unique. We are not just a Health & Fitness company. We are a $600+ million company whose mission is to end the obesity trend and to help people achieve their goals and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life.


Beachbody is a place where results are measured and innovation is rewarded. We value our employees and we celebrate each other’s successes.

Current Opportunity

Beachbody is seeking a Food Technologist. This position is a technical product development role for existing products and for the development of new products, with a focus on nutrition and overall health.This is a key role in support of a major growth initiative for the company.

 

About Your Duties:

 

In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • With minimal guidance, driving the development of new and improved products in the lab
  • Leading the planning and execution of plant trials
  • Independently defining, developing and implementing cost savings opportunities that do not compromise performance
  • Initiating the investigation of novel ingredients for their nutritional and functional impact and translating those ingredients into new and improved product designs
  • Leading research on current formulations to optimize product designs, documenting research findings, proposing changes based on findings and implementing recommendations
  • Creating ingredient and finished product specifications to ensure safety and consistency of finished products.
  • Proactively conducting testing on finished products to ensure compliance with our performance criteria
  • Championing product performance and quality for the business
  • Planning and executing shelf-life tests.
  • Leading the coordination of product evaluation and consumer testing (internal and external).
  • Collaborating with Marketing to support key business initiatives.
  • Collaborating with Operations to support COGS goals
  • Testing and qualifying new ingredients as well as alternative ingredient sources.
  • Representing the technical/R&D function on cross functional project teams
  • Building and maintaining nutrition and costing databases for ingredients and formulas.
  • Collaborating on quality activities including HACCP and root cause analysis.
  • Developing and maintaining expertise as the subject matter expert on key products
  • Directing the work of external resources to advance our goals
  • Collaborating with key Beachbody consultants on ingredient replacements and new product designs
  • Travelling: Up to 20% required

About Your Experience:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry or Equivalent BS degree required, with a strong preference for a higher degree.
  • Proven track record of success in product development process.
  • Strong knowledge of ingredient functionality, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, microbiology, quality assurance principles, and market research practices.
  • 3-5 years experiencein roles demonstrating initiative and technical expertise
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on cross functional teams.
  • Self-starting; requires minimal supervision
  • Able to working on special assignments as needed
  • Demonstrated strong learning aptitude
  • Experience independently working in a lab
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Growth potential to the Manager level and beyond

About Beachbody:

 

Founded in 1998 on the simple principle of helping people achieve their goals and enjoying healthy, fulfilling lives, Beachbody offers an unprecedented opportunity to be a part of a global movement where your work is valued and measurable.

Our founders, Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon, have created a highly collaborative and energetic atmosphere complete with competitive compensation, bonus opportunities, comprehensive benefits, free Shakeology, hourly fitness classes, and product discounts.

Beachbody is an equal opportunity employer and is always looking for humble, top-notch talent prepared to influence positive change.

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