Junior Product Development Technologist

Riverside, CA

Position: Food Science/Technology

Job Description

THE ROLE

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.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • 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

Meet Your Recruiter

Luressa Rinas

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