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Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Louisville, CO, US

Company: DANONE

USD - Dannon in WBU EDP is looking for a Product Developer in Louisville, NY.

With our global presence, brands and business within our mission,bringing health through food to as many people as possible; we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance. Take this opportunity to GROW together!


Danone North America Inc, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Product Developer in the United States (US) for our White Plains office

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.

Are you looking to join a growing global leader, in a category experiencing explosive growth and have a passion for driving rapid product innovation? Then The Dannon Company, Inc. is the place for you!

The Product Developer is responsible for defining with marketing product brief based on consumer and market understanding, designing product and process, , insuring first time right implementation in factories, and for launch follow up (renovation, innovation or cost/quality projects). This position involves strong interactions with internal cross functional team and external suppliers, hands on bench and analytical work, pilot plant work, managing formula cost and specifications (ingredients and product & process),   , conducting and coordinating industrial tests in plants, and assisting in industrial. The position may also involve the management of a Research Technologist. The candidate must be able to represent R&D interest within the company during all projects.




  • Managing projects according  STAGE GATE PROCESS methodology.
  • Act as R&D driver on product attributes definition vs consumer expectations as well as technical solutions  within each project team Develop formulations and processes to deliver on consumer expectations, within project food safety, costs and timing requirements
  • Design pilot trials, organize tasting sessions with Marketing, and draw conclusions and recommendations for next steps.
  • Participate in consumer test design, organize sample production and ensure product quality follow up.
  • Realize scale up / industrialization with Engineering and Manufacturing departments.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to obtain best results for product development (brief suppliers and follow up on their progress)
  • Participate as an R&D representative for product launch/start up by preparing all specifications related to product line (except packaging and fruits) and ensure that all documentation needed is available prior to start up.
  • Possibly management of Research Technologist.
  • Network with global R&D community to share in best practices.




  • Master’s Degree in Food Science or closely related field.
  • 4-7 years’ experience in a related field, preferably CPG Industry.
  • Flexibility to travel (25%)
  • Strong project management/organization and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and able to train staff.
  • Proficient in computer skills


For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit We have something special inside, do you?


About Danone North America 

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO.  Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. For more information, please visit

Danone North America 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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