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Sr. Product Development Scientist, IFCN R&D

Long Description

Product Development is the R&D function responsible for new formulations and ingredient technologies launching in the marketplace. The teams are based around the globe, working closely with R&D Operations teams, supply, procurement, and commercial teams to identify and deliver projects that drive revenue growth and create new and innovative products that Nourish the World’s Children for the Best Start in Life.   

Multiple Positions

  • Partnering cross-functionally and cross-regionally to deliver commercially viable nutritional products for toddlers and children.
  • This position, as a member of a multi-functional team co-located with Category and Regional product developers in North America, develops products and formulations that fulfil nutritional, regulatory, and consumer requirements and expectations.
  • Accomplishment of assigned tasks implies high levels of independence and leadership.  It includes planning, execution and evaluation of experiments from bench-top, pilot trial, plant trial, and through to commercialization.
  • The Product Developer effectively serves as the Product Development representative on innovation project teams and sometimes as the R&D Lead owning the development process and results.
  • The ability to interpret, communicate, and leverage experimental data to support the development and implementation of robust formulations is expected.
  • Master or Doctoral Science Degree (Food/Nutritional Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or other relevant science preferred).  Bachelor’s degree with significant directly related work experience are also considered.
  • >7 years relevant experience in food industry is required.
  • Industry experience in dairy systems/foods is preferred. 
  • Experience in development of products where the nutritional profile and extended shelf life are critical is preferred.

Multiple Positions



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Want a role with real-world impact? As a Sr.Product Development Scientist, IFCN, R&D at RB, you’ll have the freedom to lead the development of products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 


Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on one of our categories – Health, Home or Hygiene - you’ll lead the development of new products and technologies. Working with experts from other teams, you’ll take customer insights and lead your team to create products that bring benefits to millions of people globally.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. Having led projects in consumer goods before, you know the product development process and challenges of working within a regulatory framework. PhD qualified, you’re also able to communicate with colleagues from different fields. But you bring more than just technical excellence. As a leader, you’re able to get the best out of your team – coaching and developing their skills to continue to raise standards. 


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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