SUMMARY

  • The position of Product Development Specialist is involved in the creation and refinement of new food products, ensuring they meet quality, safety, and nutritional standards as directed by the Product Development Supervisor and working with production personnel in the commercialization of new products as they transition to production.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting research and development to create new food products. Formulate to cost, nutritional, and product claim targets
  • Testing prototypes, competitive products, and production samples.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define product scope, features, and timeline. Drive communication to the internal team and external partners around product development.
  • Develop and refine processes for scaling bench level work to full industrial production.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in food science, nutrition, chemistry, or a related field.
  • 2-5 years of related experience in food product development or research.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Knowledge of food technology, production processes, and market trends.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting.