Research & Development
information about this job:
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
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.
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
- 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
- Proactively conducting testing
on finished products to ensure compliance with our performance criteria
- Championing product performance
and quality for the business
- Planning and executing
- 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
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
- 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
- Able to working on special
assignments as needed
- Demonstrated strong learning
- Experience independently
working in a lab
- Excellent communication skills
both written and oral
- Strong organizational and
- Growth potential to the Manager
level and beyond
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.
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
Beachbody is an equal opportunity employer and is always looking for
humble, top-notch talent prepared to influence positive change.