Product Developer, Dairy in White Plains NY

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Danone North America
Product Developer, Dairy
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White Plains NY
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Project Manager, Research Technician
  • Danone North America is the largest Public Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
  • Danone North America is looking for a Product Developer, Dairy in White Plains, NY.
  • The Product Developer is responsible for developing the product and the process for innovation, renovation, and value improvement projects. This position will involve hands on bench work, pilot plant test work, conducting industrial tests in plants, leading industrial product launches, evaluation of analytical measurements, and the management of R&D tasks to ensure stage gate progression. The candidate must be able to represent R&D interests to multiple internal cross functional partners and to external partners during all projects.

•Develop formulations and processes to deliver on consumer expectations, food safety, cost and timing requirements.

•Manage projects according to stage gate needs. Act as R&D representative within each project team and ensure project follow up while leveraging the appropriate R&D software tools.
•Develop formulations and processes that take into account requirements of others functions such as Science/Claims, Regulatory and Quality.
•Collaborate with our suppliers and provide technical briefs to ensure product development timelines stay on track.
•Design and run trials, organize tasting sessions with Marketing, and draw conclusions and recommendations for next steps.
•Participate in the design of consumer tests, organize sample production, and ensure product quality for the consumer test.
•Partner with Engineering and Manufacturing departments to commercialize new products.
•Prepare all specifications related to the development and commercialization of a product line and ensure that all documentation is shared with cross functional partners prior to start up.
•Create a pipeline of productivity projects and implement these projects to contribute towards the overall productivity target.
•Manage a specific area of expertise within R&D and ensure best practices are shared with the broader R&D organization.
•Network with the global R&D community to share best practices.

Requirements :

•Masters Degree in Food Science or closely related field (Bachelors in Food Science with dairy experience will also be considered)
•3-5 years of experience in a related field, prior dairy experience preferred
•Strong project management/organization skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to work cross-functionally and mentor staff
•Proficient in computer skills

•Flexibility to travel (35%)


  • Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit .
  • Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.
  • Nearest Major Market: White Plains
  • Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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