Food Scientist III, Technology Development
Company: Danone North America
Posted on: November 19, 2023
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
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
Collaborate with Ingredient Suppliers and external partners,
offering technical guidance across diverse product development
Analyze, design, and execute trials; organize tasting sessions with
cross-functional teams to draw conclusions and make
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
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
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
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
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.
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