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Beverage Developer-Principal Scientist

Cott Beverages USA



GA - Columbus

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Required Education:

4 Year Degree


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At least 3 year(s)


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Beverage Developer-Principle Scientist

We have an opening for a take charge individual who takes pride in their company and the impact they make providing valued leadership and successful product development work. As part of the Product Development team, the ideal candidate for this position would actively participate as a team player in cross function teams and take initiative in making decisions in regards to product development and product quality. This individual would set benchmarks for key milestones, hit those milestones and have excellent communication skills to keep all relevant personnel and departments in the loop. They would also apply good laboratory practices in documenting the development process, performing bench top chemistry, and conducting sensory evaluations.

This individual will learn the necessary skills to operate in a lean private label organization that is always looking for quicker, more cost-effective and impactful ways of doing things.

Overall Job Responsibilities:

    • Utilize technical knowledge in beverage processing (cold-fill, hot-fill and pasteurization), ingredient functionality and market insights to formulate excellent beverage products that are equivalent or better than national brands in sensory, quality and at a lower cost.
    • Support the successful commercialization of new products with an emphasis on maintaining product quality throughout the development and manufacturing process.
    • Establish quality specifications for ingredients, finished goods and process parameters.
    • Provide superior service to marketing, sales and manufacturing by providing beverage samples for sensory evaluation and concentrates for manufacturing scale-up as well as technical recommendations.
    • Optimize existing product attributes (quality, stability, cost) by performing analytical and sensory evaluations on new and existing beverage ingredients.

In this role, you’ll be encouraged and supported to lead with our single, unifying core value:
Thinking and Acting like an Owner.

COTT is a growing company, full of opportunity for top talented people who embrace the concept of Ownership and who are willing to help us continue to succeed as the world’s largest producer of high quality, low cost, retailer brand juices and beverages!


  • Bachelors degree or higher in Chemistry or Food Science
  • Must have 2-5 years experience in food product development work
  • Must approach challenges with a positive attitude with the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Must be able to work in a fast pace culture and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Must have technical knowledge in food science or related fields of science.

If you fit the bill, then we have a great job opportunity for you!

The position comes with great benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K just to mention a few!


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