We’re looking for a Product Developer/Food Scientist who thrives on the excitement of developing and innovating natural products and contributing to project teams that are re-shaping the product portfolio.
YOU are a passionate product developer with a history of successful launches. Your background includes formulation experience across multiple manufacturing processes, ingredient types, and product lines. You have a strong understanding of flavor chemistry and can create amazing flavor combinations. You prefer to work in a high-energy, collaborative product development environment. You’re practiced at taking new product ideas from concept through commercialization.
You’re the type of person who moves easily from project to project. You are a ‘go-to’ for technical, development, and food safety guidance. Your “can do” attitude, relationship-building talent, and engaging communication skills make you an effective partner in and outside of Torani.
Look out a year from now: You’re being recognized at our annual meeting as one of our most innovative contributors. You’ve lead and developed an “out-of-the-box” formulation for a new natural product line that exceeded expectations. Or you helped win an industry innovation award for a product that completely wowed our customers. You’re our product innovation hero!
SUCCESS FACTORS (FIRST 12-18 MONTHS)
New Products and Line Transformations: One to two new innovative product lines are developed and commercialized at target cost, on time and on “deliciousness”. You’ve delivered amazing, customer-preferred, easy-to-use flavor with simple, natural ingredients.
Collaboration: Strong relationships are in place across the organization and with external partners, as demonstrated by the successful, smooth launch of new products and integrated ways of working with partner functions. You are a leader on the R+D/Product Innovation team.
Project Management: Your project management excellence is evident through fulfillment of your product plans and milestones. You are a go-to product development expert and go between line extension, cost optimization, and flavor improvement initiatives. You are detail oriented and can stick to set timelines.
Expertise: Has brought synergistic technical expertise to enhance our capabilities, and has helped us deliver the more natural, simple profiles that have expanded our product portfolio and grown our new product business.
Has a little fun along the way!
Bachelor’s Degree in food science or related discipline; Master’s degree a bonus
At least 5 years of relevant, progressive experience in food or beverage product development
Successfully developed consumer-preferred, delicious products with no artificial ingredients
Experience developing products from concept to commercialization, including:
Writing and documenting formulas and specifications
Conducting plant trials
Positive collaboration with internal and external manufacturing partners
Designed and implemented testing protocols for sensory and shelf life studies
Understanding of flavor chemistry
Practiced with working in product data management systems (eg Oracle PLM or similar)
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects well
Live in SF Bay Area or willing to relocate at own expense
Eligible to work in US without sponsorship (now & in the future)
Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook
Our purpose is “Flavor for all, Opportunity for all.®” This means that we believe every single bottle of Torani carries two promises:
Each bottle promises amazing flavor for your creative beverages, from a classic vanilla latte to a bold, unexpected cocktail. Our flavors can be used however you choose. Liven up a coffee, add pizzazz to a soda, or put more oomph in your iced tea. There’s no wrong way to go about it. We have flavors for every moment, so you can flavor your way, no matter where life takes you.
Each bottle also promises our dedication to help all the people, partners, and communities we touch thrive. We believe that everything starts with people and that businesses can, and should, create more opportunities for people.