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Sr. Product Developer

Cleveland, OH

Post Date: 06/06/2017 Job ID: 7665 Discipline: R&D/Food Science Industry: Bakery


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.

Background Profile

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

Community Information

Cleveland, OH Area

Benefits & Features

Attractive salary / Bonus

Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Great work life balance

Relocation Available

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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