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Product Developer, Food Manufacturing, Brecksville, OH
AGRANA Fruit is a global leader in delivering healthy and delicious food solutions in partnership with our valued customers. Our co-collaboration mindset results in the development of innovative products across multiple categories including refrigerated & frozen dairy, bakery and food service. Our team of experts are passionate about the wonderful world of food, the communities we serve and meeting the needs of consumers around the world.
The Product Developer delivers inspirational and innovative fruit systems to customers through creative formulation and development that focus on convenience, taste, and health.
Product Developer Job Responsibilities
- Responsible for all development and innovations for specific customer accounts. This is involves receiving the brief, structure of the project, required brainstorming and ideations sessions, research, formula development, sample submissions, risk analysis, trial and launches and all customer contact.
- Prioritize and manage all product development efforts within the department service our customers.
- Research new ingredients, technology, and concepts to be applied as an improvement, cost reduction, or innovation, which enables us to excel above our competitors.
- Reporting of Product Development activities to Category Manager such as samples shipped, time spent per customer, and project progression so that the information is shared and managed.
- Establish and manage regular meetings with operations groups to ensure timely trial production and launches.
- Obligation to act in accordance with the Agrana compliance guidelines.
- Safety First: Commit to act according to the key management principles and the safety-first culture.
Product Developer Job Requirements:
- BS in Food Science, Food Technology, or Culinary Sciences
- Three plus years’ experience in Product Development.
- Strong creative, organizational, and project management skills.
- Ability to work independently in remote location
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Knowledge of stabilizer systems, colors, flavors, and other food ingredients.
- Strong personal and time management skills.
- Knowledge of computer systems, SAP, Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities seamlessly.
Agrana Fruit offers competitive salary and provides an excellent benefits package. We are proud to be able to say that our employee costs are some of the lowest in our industry! Benefits offered by Agrana are designed to promote wellness and the well-being of every Agrana employee. If interested, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply today!