Our client, an international agriculture commodities company, is looking for a Product Developer to add to their team. This person will be responsible for all customer projects and innovations through the development of the customer contact, project design, research, formula design, product sampling and trial and launch procedure.
Your role with the Company
Responsible for all development and innovations for specific customer accounts involving: structure of project, required research, formula development, sample submissions, risk analysis, trial and launches and customer contact
Prioritize and manage product development efforts within the department to adequately service our customers.
Develop and manage a sensory program and other tools, which help us to understand the impact parameters such as shelf life, ingredient substitutions, and processing have on our finished products as perceived by consumers
Research new ingredients and concepts so that they can be applied as an improvement, cost reduction, or innovation, which enables us to excel above our competitors
Report product development activities to Category Manager such as samples shipped, time spent per customer, and project progression so that the information can be shared with other departments
Establish and manage regular meetings with operations groups to ensure timely trial production and launches.
Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field
3+ years of product development experience in dairy, bakery, ice cream, yogurt or fruit based products
Knowledge of stabilizer systems, colors, flavors, etc.
Ability to travel 10% of the time
Cleveland, OH Area
Benefits & Features
Attractive salary / Bonus
Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits
Medical / Dental / Vision
Great work life balance