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Brecksville , OH 44141
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Product Developer Job, Food Production, Full Time, Brecksville, OH Agrana Fruit US, Inc., a global leader in the production of fruit preparations for the dairy industry, is seeking a Product Developer for assigned customer product development (new development, renovation and innovation), which includes management of the customer relationship, project design, project management and research.
Responsible for formula design, risk analysis product sampling, trials and launches in conjunction with the New Product Commercialization Procedure.
Establish and manage regular meetings with operations groups to ensure timely trial production and launches.
Prioritize and manage all product development efforts within the department to adequately service our customers.
Develop and manage sensory and other tools for developed products, which help to understand the impact parameters such as shelf life, ingredient substitutions and processing have on our finished products as perceived by consumers.
Research new ingredients and concepts so they can be applied as an improvement, cost reduction, or new innovation, which enables us to excel above our competitors.
Creation of new product presentations to customers, as required.
Reporting of Product Development activities to Category Manager such as samples shipped, time spent per customer, and project progression so information can be shared with other departments.
Product Developer Job Requirements BS in Food Science or Food Technology.
2-5 years of job experience in Product Development.
Strong organizational and project management job skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of stabilizer systems, colors, flavors, and other food ingredients.
Strong personal and time management job skills.
Knowledge of computer systems, Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
SAP Experience a plus Ability to manage multiple priorities seamlessly.
Fluent in English, French a plus Agrana Fruit is the world market leader and leading ingredient supplier of fruit preparations in one of the fastest growing segments in the food industry.
Agrana Fruit specializes in the custom development of stabilized fruit preparations for the refrigerated & frozen dairy, bakery and food service industries.
Every 3rd cup of yogurt worldwide contains fruit from Agrana!
Agrana Fruit offers 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 or apply today!