Product Development Associate - 02195 - Evansville,
Development (PD) Associate is responsible for partnering with the PD
Scientists to deliver commercially feasible liquid and powder products. The
PD Associate manages raw materials, manufactures products according to GMP
requirements, tests and evaluates product performance to ensure nutrient
and physical property stability to meet specification requirements.
Accomplishment of assigned tasks includes planning, execution and
evaluation of experiments from bench top through commercialization. The ability
to interpret, communicate, and leverage
experimental data to support the development and implementation of robust
formulations is expected. The PD Associate assists PD Scientists to provide
support to global projects and innovation initiatives involving novel raw
materials (including carbohydrates, probiotics, lipids, proteins), products
and processes (including producing liquid bulks, spray drying, freeze
drying, blending powders) which will then be transitioned to regional PD
Scientists and Associates. The PD Associate also partners with PD Scientist
to apply creative thinking and problem solving skills in a team setting
towards the resolution of process and product issues. Job responsibilities
will require working in pilot plant, PD laboratory and manufacturing
A minimum of Bachelor
of Science degree in Food Science, or Biological Sciences, Chemistry or
related discipline with course work in Food Science.
A minimum of 2 to 5 years of relevant product
development experience in a Food laboratory or Pilot Plant environment. Familiarity
with Dairy products, Infant and Children’s nutritional formulations is a
Demonstrated experience in executing product development
activities for powder and liquid formulations, including all work steps
necessary to manufacture experimental and clinical products. Competency
in ordering and weighing raw materials, maintaining inventory and supplies,
creating and maintaining batch records, handling kettles/bags upto 50 lbs, and
appropriately producing, sampling, testing and discarding product.
Demonstrated experience in testing and evaluating
product performance to ensure nutrient and physical property stability to
meet specification requirements. Competency in setting up multi-level
product specification reports, raw material and product test schedules,
data logging, and maintaining stability chambers and devices. Collaboration
with Micro, QC and Sensory departments to conduct appropriate testing.
Collaboration with Customs and Receiving departments or Third Party
Laboratories to ship out or receive products for testing.
Demonstrated ability to work safely and efficiently
in the PD/Food Laboratory and Pilot Plant. Competencies to operate,
clean, assemble, disassemble and standardize processing equipment and
analytical equipment in a manufacturing/testing environment. Knowledge and
execution of SOPs. Compliance with EHS, GMP and GLP.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, some statistical
with GLIMS, OPTIVA and SAP is a plus.
Demonstrated effective verbal and written
Demonstrated focus and versatility in handling
multiple projects at one time, with minimal supervision, independently and
as part of a team.
: Research &
: Evansville, IN
: 15-Nov-2013, 2:44:21
: North America