Innovation and R&D

Product Developer

Product Developer 150 150 John Keigher

Urban Farmer, Industry-leading specialty dough innovator with proprietary formulations – manufacturer of a highly differentiated and growing portfolio of plant-based, specialty dough products including better-for-you (“BFY”) pizzas, crusts, flatbreads, breadsticks, cheese bread, empanadas, tortillas, and sandwich buns seeking Product Developer.

Daily you will work within a team on development, quality and regulatory initiatives of their food products and portfolio .

Duties Include:

  • Innovation of new products and processes
  • Improving the quality of existing products
  • Collaboration with other cross-functionally work
  • New Product Development / Product Improvement and Cost reductions
  • Prepares prototype and line extensions products using Innovation Kitchen and Manufacturing
  • Line Equipment as required.
  • Plans, organizes and completes projects
  • Selects and evaluates raw materials for projects
  • Operates and maintains innovation kitchen equipment
  • Ensures & Maintains the work environment is sanitary, safe and orderly
  • Overseeing sample request projects and completing in a timely manner based on customer requests

Completing other tasks as requested by management

Candidates should feel comfortable being on the manufacturing floor up to 20% of their day. This is primarily a day shift position, with some needs for off-shift activity to complete test runs, with minimal travel requirements.  Candidates should be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, enjoy being hands-on and be able to take ownership of their projects.

Requirements for the Food Developer:

  1. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in food science, biology, microbiology, or chemistry related field
  2. Experience working in similar food manufacturing roles in quality, lab and/or R&D environments  
  3. Experience with GMPs
  4. Experience with HACCP
  5. Strong computer skills, including Windows environments and Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Why work for this organization:

  • Opportunity for future advancement
  • Competitive benefits,
  • A great company culture, with the opportunity to make an impact

Urban Farmer is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.  We value the diversity of our workforce.  Urban Farmer values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses. Required to pass a pre-employment drug screen. Must be eligible to work in the USA – We participate in E-Verify.