Product Development Scientist – Fruit Applications

August 28, 2017

Product Development Scientist – a Career with a Future

Job ID: pa-pds
Date: 8-28-2017
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Degree:  B.S./B.A.
Salary:  $80k+ doe

__________ A company heritage of values, business ethics and satisfied customers! ________
________ With a Team Culture of Respect, Learning, Discovery, Celebration & Growth ______

Work with the latest scientific break-throughs in the industry

  • Expert mentors will help develop your expertise through Continuous learning *
  • Have Fun, laugh, and develop lasting friendships with your colleagues *
  • Innovative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking is encouraged *
  • Extraordinary benefits including family health & wellness *
  • Enjoy Success Recognition, share in team achievements *
  • Work with some of the smartest people in the world *
  • Contribute and collaborate through small teams *
  • Visit customer R&D and manufacturing sites *
  • Learn break-through technologies *
  • Career progression planning *
  • International travel *
  • Work / Life Balance *


Our Product Development Scientist role is responsible for developing new products and technologies as deemed strategically significant by product development manager and Sales, ultimately leading to the growth and maintenance of the business.

The close interaction with sales and the customer allows for the effective management of projects. Position utilizes personal and internal technical expertise as well as vendor technical resources to develop products that will support customer growth.

Own robustness of first productions: right first time scores (RFT) at above 90% when all other operational systems functional and in place. This will be accomplished by having a strong knowledge base regarding stabilizers and becoming familiar with all plants and production lines. Expected to use intermediary scale ups (pilot plant) as needed to achieve RFT targets.

Utilize experimental designs with relevant statistical analysis conducted to develop new products/processes to maintain, enhance or fix product quality issues for current products.

Minimum 3-5 years product development experience in related product areas or M.Sc Food science with thesis ; expertise in formulation, process scale-up, food regulations, use of functional ingredients such as stabilizers (starches, pectins gums), colors, flavors in fruit formulations, problem solving. Strong communication and interpersonal skills is a must.


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