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R&D Product Developer

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R&D Product Developer
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R&D Product Developer

Overview: We are working with a food manufacturer in New England (outside of Boston) that is looking for a R&D Product Developer.  Someone with five plus years’ experience in a food/beverage CPG environment focusing on the technical aspect of R&D product development! There is a great deal of growth potential in this role as the company continues to expand their product line.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for being a technical R&D driver on positive product qualities to meet consumer expectations
  • Manages projects according to set company procedures and methods
  • Develop cost effective and customer driven formulation within food safety and timing requirements
  • Lead & design pilot trails
  • Organize tasting sessions for Marketing to engage and give recommendations for commercialization
  • Participate in consumer test design, organize sample production & ensure product quality follow up
  • Participate in scale up/ commercialization while coordinating with engineering and production
  • Coordinate/collaborate/follow up with suppliers on progress
  • Work as a R&D participant by preparing specifications for product lines
  • Ensures all documentation is done properly and is set for start up

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Food Science or related field is needed
  • 5+ years of experience in CPG food industry in R&D with a technical focus. Dairy experience is a must. 
  • Able to travel 25%
  • Strong project management and leadership skills. Able to train necessary staff
  • Able to communicate cross functionally effectively. Both written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office



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