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Happy Family -Junior Food Scientist 1


Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: DANONE

Happy Family Organics within Danone North America is looking for a Jr. Food Scientist, in the United States, Boise, Idaho Office.

Happy Family Organics has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children’s health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother’s Day in 2006. As the largest and fastest growing organic baby food brand in the country, we are constantly innovating to provide families with the best possible products, solutions, and resources for their evolving needs. From day one, we provide organic nutrition and support for your baby’s feeding journey, whether that’s breast or formula feeding all the way through starting solids and picky eating. We thoughtfully craft organic meals and snacks with curated ingredients that are appropriate for each baby, toddler, and kid’s age and stage to help support a lifetime of wellness.

This position will take a role in the development of the new baby, toddler and kids food products from concept to product launch as part of the Research and Development team. Applies food science and technology principles to new product development, product line extensions, product/process improvements, and maintenance of existing products.

In this role you will:

  • Develop innovation products according to the project brief to achieve cost targets, nutritional profile, ingredient statement, and desired attributes of the target product
  • Understand the technical aspects of food formulation and product processing
  • Closely collaborate with Project Manager, Marketing, QA, Regulatory, and Operations team
  • Organize and lead bench-top trials, pilot plant and production trials in co-operation with the manufacturing R&D team
  • Support cross-functional team to assess technical risk at every stage gate step from concept through product launch
  • Ensure that ingredients meet regulatory requirements and specifications. Set the sensory standards and physical-chemical parameters for internal ingredient specifications
  • Analyze nutritional content of developed products using Genesis ESHA program and align with Regulatory team
  • Ensure finish goods compliance with FDA & USDA government regulations for organic
  • Design, organize, and document shelf life studies of owned formulations
  • Provide technical support for customer service, production and QA teams to identify and solve products related problems
  • Maintain lab space organization and ensure food safety procedures are followed
  • Proactively identify new innovation opportunities and research on new functional ingredients that can be used in the product


You should have:

  • 2-3 years of experience in product development within a food manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or Food Technology
  • Experience with food manufacturing process (thermal processes, extrusion)
  • Knowledge of GMP, HACCP, basic quality testing and food safety issues
  • Prior sensory analysis experience – nice to have
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Positive, can-do, proactive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Flexible and self-disciplined to deliver meaningful results on time in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • PC skills: Microsoft Office, Genesis ESHA
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%-15%, to participate in R&D commercialization trials and productions at various manufacturing facilities

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As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs – just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms. We know that only a healthy planet can grow healthy food, and are committed to cultivating a sustainable world for little ones today and for future generations. From our WIC-authorized Clearly Crafted Jars to our free online live chat with lactation specialists and registered dietitians, we put babies and parents first, with support for every family. Happy Family Organics is a Certified B Corp™. To learn more, please visit: additional information, please visit

Happy Family Organics is owned by Danone, a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. For more information about Danone and Happy Family Organics, its people and its business, please visit Danone - Happy Family, 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, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

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