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Product Developer


Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: White Plains, NY, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America Inc in WBS R&I is looking for a Product Developer in White Plains, NY.

Have you heard of Danone North America?


We make delicious & responsibly-produced foods & beverages that nourish people’s lives.  We formed in April 2017, when Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods and united two companies in North America with a shared commitment to purpose, growth, and good food.  We are committed to redefining success in business as the largest Certified B Corp & public benefit corporation in the world.  We are passionate change-agents united and motivated by making a positive impact every day.  Our products are everywhere & include everyone.  Some of our loved & trusted brands include: Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, Happy Family, International Delight, Silk, Vega, Oikos, Light & Fit, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Wallaby Organic, Left Field Farms, Good Plants Diary Free, Yo Crunch, Evian & Nutricia.  People join & stay at Danone North America because they can find both professional & personal fulfillment in their daily experience.  And our benefits aren’t too shabby either -- think flexible (unlimited) time off & up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave to name a couple!    


Please join us in nourishing lives & inspiring a healthier world through food!


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About the Job:


We have an amazing opportunity on Product Development team, for a Product Developer, focused on yogurt innovation, based in White Plains, NYThis is a technically-focused position that also demands creativity within the Research & Innovation organization.  You will work with the Marketing team to define product brief based on consumer & market understanding, design product & process, implement in plants, & follow up on launch (renovation or cost/quality projects).


  • Manage projects according to STAGE GATE PROCESS methodology.
  • Act as R&D driver & deliver on consumer expectations (within project food safety, costs and timing requirements)
  • Design pilot trials, organize tasting sessions with Marketing, & draw conclusions & recommendations for next steps.
  • Participate in consumer test design, organize sample production & 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.
  • Possible management of Research Technologist.
  • Network with global R&D community to share in best practices.




About You:


  • You will have a Master’s Degree in Food Science or closely related field.
  • You will have 4-7 years of product development experience, preferably in the CPG industry
  • You will be flexible to travel up to 25%
  • You will have strong project management, organization & leadership skills
  • You will have excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • You will be able to work cross-functionally & train staff




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. 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.



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


Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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