Do you dream of designing and bringing to life new food products for one of the most iconic brands of the industry? Look at this job opportunity.
Fresh Del Monte is one of the world's leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared food across the globe.
The Group is established in more than 100 countries and has nearly 40,000 employees worldwide.
Del Monte is looking for a Europe R&D Scientist based in Larissa (Greece) for a permanent position. This position will be closely working with the Manufacturing, Marketing & Quality teams of the Packaged food category of Fresh Del Monte (fruit juices & other RTD beverages, fruit cans, preserved tomato, snacks etc.).
Reporting to the Regional Marketing Director, the successful candidate will have to drive all new product development projects for Europe :
Give clear guidance on sensorics and flavoring with internal and external partners
Change improving and creation of textures with hydrocolloids in neutral and sour basis in collaboration with existing or new supplier
Develop excel based formulations and its necessary process parameters
Develop complete specifications with formula and process parameters
Prepare laboratory / pilot trial design of different variables of formulation and process with its execution and evaluation
Prepare and execute with the operational team's industrial trial
Transform marketing brief into prototyping routes & product design brief
Manage small scale pilot processing and continuously improving infrastructure & tools.
New product development project management
Indicate proactively opportunities and risks to the leadership and is looking for solutions.
Excellent English proficiency, Spoken & Written
Solid base in nutritional calculations with excel and adaptability to learn nutritional tools SAP or Genesis
Capable to discuss with operation about PID and include necessary changes or rises risk based on new development related to formulation and texture
Perfect organization and filing skills for data management, from raw material specifications, formulations and trials conclusions next steps with traceability from beginning to the end of a project
Understanding marketing principles & consumer research
Proactive clear internal and external communication skills (in English)
Leadership skills to present clear and structured verbal and write the status and progress of project
Bachelor of MoS Food science / Food technology
3-5 years' experience preferable beverages, dairy or fluid applications.
Managed various individual complex R&D projects
Worked with flavors fruits and hydrocolloids
Up to date to European regulatory on food ingredients & health claims
We look for a passioned person eager to work with the last technical ingredient innovations, interested in Health Food Marketing trends, fruits & Plants based Ingredients trends.
Interested candidates should send English CV applying directly on Del Monte website.