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Food Scientist III, Technology Development

Company: Danone North America
Location: Louisville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

About the jobThe Food Scientist III is responsible for developing the product and the process for innovation, renovation, and value improvement projects.
This position will involve hands-on bench work, pilot plant test work, conducting industrial tests in plants, leading industrial product launches, evaluation of analytical measurements, and the management of R&D tasks to ensure stage gate progression. The candidate must be able to represent R&D interests to multiple internal cross-functional partners and external partners during all projects.
In this role you will be accountable for:
Develop innovative and renovated formulations aligning with Brand, Product, and Consumer Insights, Regulatory, Quality and Food Safety, and Project requirements.
Independently manage medium to high technical complexity projects by stage gate needs.
Act as the R&D representative within project teams, ensuring comprehensive follow-up and leveraging appropriate R&D software tools.
Collaborate with Ingredient Suppliers and external partners, offering technical guidance across diverse product development programs.
Analyze, design, and execute trials; organize tasting sessions with cross-functional teams to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Participate in the design of consumer tests, coordinate sample production, and ensure product quality for consumer testing.
Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing departments to facilitate the commercialization of new products.
Prepare all specifications related to the development and commercialization of a product line; ensure documentation is shared with cross-functional partners before start-up.
Contribute to top and bottom-line growth by identifying an innovation and productivity project pipeline.
Manage a specific area of expertise within R&D, ensuring best practices are disseminated across the broader R&D organization.
Network with the global R&D community to share and adopt best practices. This position will be based in Louisville, CO.
The base compensation range for this position is $90,000-113,000
commensurate with experience. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options. To give our employees flexibility, Danone is a hybrid work environment. About you Requirements
5-10 years of industrial experience with a bachelor's degree (3 to 5 years with a Master's Degree) in Food Science or a related field.
Proven track record of successful product launches, including a strong background in commercialization.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Comprehensive understanding of the functionality of various food ingredients.
Preferred background in the fermented food category.
Experience in plant-based food products or ingredients.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work cross-functionally and mentor junior staff.
Proficient in computer skills.
Flexibility to travel (up to 25%).
About usAt Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps--- in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.
Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Keywords: Danone North America, Denver , Food Scientist III, Technology Development, IT / Software / Systems , Louisville, Colorado

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