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Product Developer


R&D, Lab, Quality – Brecksville, OH



Location & Company:

Brecksville, Ohio, AGRANA Fruit US, Inc. - HQ

Job description:

esponsible for all development and innovations for specific customer accounts. This involves receiving the brief, structure of the project, required research, formula development, sample submissions, risk analysis, trial and launches and all customer contact.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prioritize and manage all product development efforts within the department to adequately service our customers.
  • Develop and manage a sensory program and other tools, which help us to understand the impact parameters such as shelf life, ingredient substitutions, and processing have on our finished products as perceived by consumers.
  • Research new ingredients and concepts so that they can be applied as an improvement, cost reduction, or new innovation, which enables us to excel above our competitors.
  • Reporting of Product Development activities to Key Account Manager such as samples shipped, time spent per customer, and project progression so that the information can be shared with other departments.
  • Establish and manage regular meetings with operations groups to ensure timely trial production and launches.

Education / Training:

BS in Food Science or Food Technology or applicable field requred.

Know-how / Professional Experience:

  • 2-5 years’ experience in Product Development.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently in remote location
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of stabilizer systems, colors, flavors, and other food ingredients.
  • Strong personal and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities seamlessly.

Please submit resume with salary requirements to:

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