Junior Product Development Technologist

Riverside, CA

Position: Food Science/Technology

Job Description


Long Term Contract

The aim of the role is to support product development activities that are commercially viable through the whole cycle, including initial development, scale-up and commercialization, ensuring a flawless launch. Moreover, to support any project related activities internally and externally that support the product development team to manage projects from concept to launch phase

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the development team on cost reduction and development projects for specified customers, proactively and/or in response to briefs
  • Execute and coordinate compounding and application of products onto the appropriate base for tasting (internally and externally). This includes preparing samples for research, lab analysis, shelf-life tests, retention samples and any other requirements e.g. dispatching of samples to internal stakeholders and external customers.
  • Participate in internal Sensory Evaluation activities to develop a strong awareness of the sensory attributes of new products and raw materials. Coordinate internal evaluations of newly developed products to ascertain required modifications.
  • Support any administrative activities related to R&D processes and systems
  • Complete more general tasks from time to time to support the general business as appropriate.


  • Diploma - Food Technology, Biotechnology or equivalent qualification
  • 2-5 years of product development experience
  • Team Player – ability to interact cross-functionally
  • Self-starter – ability to initiate without being prompted
  • Self-motivating – taking ownership and accountability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Highly adaptable to change
  • Good communication skills – ability to present to internal and external stakeholders
  • High Intellectual curiosity – research orientated
  • Ability to develop customer relationships and maintain customer intimacy
  • Attention to detail

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Luressa Rinas

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