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Senior Product Developer, Food Service
- Job Title
- Senior Product Developer, Food Service
- Job ID
- Brecksville, OH 44141
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Senior 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.
Senior Product Developer acts in close collaboration with the Category, Sales and Marketing manager. As an active member in the New Product Development team, the job owner demonstrates creativity, agility, and rigor within the product commercialization process.
Senior Product Developer Responsibilities:
- Responsible for all development and innovations for specific customer accounts. This involves receiving the brief, structure of the project, required research, formula development, sample submissions, risk analysis, trial and launches and all customer contact.
- Prioritize and manage all product development efforts within the customer team to adequately service our customers.
- Comply to the raw material approval process and collaborate with the Procurement Specialist function to guarantee timely availability of raw materials for product brief execution
- Collaborate with the Pilot Plant Team (Cooks, Unitizer, Dispatcher) to ensure the realization of all product samples to be delivered to the customers within the requested timeframe
- Responsible to deliver accurate product trial details to and to collaborate with the Commercialization Coordinator to guarantee accurate and on-time set up of factory trials
- Collaborate and align with Technical Service for a successful commercialization of new product developments
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting of product development activities to key stakeholders
Senior Product Developer Requirements:
- BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Chemistry, Biology
- 5 years + progressive experience in food product or food ingredient development
- Knowledge in ice cream mix processing, freezing, hardening and sensory techniques
- Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
- Highly organized with strong time management skills
- Problem solving, analytical skills
- Strong computer skills
- Previous SAP experience a plus
As a global company, we are very proud of our diverse workforce and attach great importance to equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation who is passionate about their career to apply. Agrana Fruit offers a 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!