Senior Product Development Specialist


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Title: Senior Product Development Specialist

Department: Operations

Reports to: General Manager




The Sr. Product Development Specialist is responsible for leading efforts involved in new product/process development and improvement projects. This position initiates, evaluates plans, directs, executes, implements, and reports on activities related to the development of new products, improvements or cost savings ideas. This position carries with it the responsibility to mentor team members and grow their capabilities for contributing to the organization while coordinating and managing the efforts of the product development team.



-Leads cross-functional teams in the technical aspects of product development

-Acts as a technical consultant to all operating units of the company on formulation / processing issues

-Completes technical assessments for evaluation of new product / process opportunities

-Makes recommendations concerning the application of new ingredient / processing technologies

-Stays apprised of technologies used in food manufacturing

-Investigates and develops alternatives for implementation of existing procedures and policies

-Develops and maintains project plans, identifying critical paths and resources required



1. BS Degree in Food Science, Life Science, or Engineering

2. 3 plus years of experience in applied food science and/or food manufacturing R&D

3. R&D Project management and personnel management experience

4. Strong analytical skills in applied research and commercial testing with experience in field research studies

5. Outstanding communication, leadership, personal initiative, and computer skills


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