Research & Innovation Product Technologist in Rockville MD

Leave this field empty
Danone North America logo
Danone North America
Research & Innovation Product Technologist
Job ID: 
Rockville MD
Not Specified
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist, Research Technician
Google Plus
  • Nutricia North America, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a R&I Product Technologist in the United States for Rockville, Maryland or Cedar Knolls, New Jersey.
  • Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy ood through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.
  • For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.
  • The Research & Innovation ("R&I") Product Technologist contributes to the research and innovation of the company&##39;s solutions with a product scope that is based on the lines that are of powder and liquid products. The position is responsible for the development of product solutions for innovation, productivity, secure supply, quality and compliance with local legislation.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for all technical and process aspects of projects from concept to launch. This will require working cross-functionally with many areas of the business to cover aspects such as product composition and product design, packaging and process, legislation, support to costing, manufacturing (in house and externally) and technical support to marketing.
  • Responsible for leading and conducting pilot and industrial tests required for product validation during the development phase.
  • Design and conduct sensory analyses either with consumers or expert panel to ensure the product meets consumer expectations.
  • Design and conduct shelf-life testing through sensory and laboratory analysis to ensure the right quality until end of shelf-life.
  • Prepare technical dossier approved by a multidisciplinary team required for the registration process according to local legislation.
  • Review and approve artworks in related projects.
  • Work cross functionally and progress to time a portfolio of technical projects.
  • Provide ongoing technical support to the business for new and existing products.
  • Preparation of reports and presentations to senior levels.
  • Pro-actively look for opportunities to innovate via the development and introduction of new process/technologies - an ability to identify technical solutions to new innovative ideas is key to this role
  • Ensure that new and existing specifications comply with functional, quality & food safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for leading and conducting industrial tests required to validate packaging materials.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor&##39;s degree in a scientific discipline relevant to food or pharmaceuticals with relevant product development experience.
  • Master&##39;s degree in Food Engineering, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or Production Engineering preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant product development and/or research experience.
  • Strong technical skills on product formulation, industrial processes and manufacturing practices.
  • Comfortable and passionate about creating, rapid prototyping, development and commercialization of ideas under tight timelines.
  • Fluent in English, both written and orally. Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus.

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit We have something special inside, do you?

182989.Experience: Graduates

  • Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition is focused on pioneering and delivering specialized nutritional solutions and Best Care for medical professionals and their patients, helping people live healthier and longer lives. Nutricia North America was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Rockville, MD. We seek to provide solutions and services wherever nutritional intervention can be shown to improve clinical outcomes. In partnership with doctors, healthcare professionals and caregivers, we work to make a real difference in people&##39;s lives by speeding recovery and encouraging independence. Our ambition is to deliver only proven benefits through nutrition, as an integral part of disease management.
  • Consisting of a wide variety of FDA and Health Canada regulated nutrition products, we are especially active in the management of inherited metabolic diseases, severe pediatric allergic and gastrointestinal disorders, pediatric epilepsy, and long term and critical care for seniors.
  • Nutricia 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, physical or mental disabilty, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.
Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Chemical Research, Engineer, Law, Food Safety, Supply, Engineering, Legal, Quality, Operations


Apply Now
First Name
Last Name
Name and email are optional and not part of your application. It will be used solely by to send you new job alerts.
Sign up for our newsletter
By continuing you agree to's Terms of Service is here to offer support. To assist our employers and job seeker community, we have compiled a list of resources regarding COVID-19 and the agriculture industry. You will also find employment resources to help navigate through these difficult times.