Product Developer in Broomfield, CO at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/19/2018
  • Job ID:
    859926

Job Description


Apex Life Sciences is looking for a Mid-Level Product Developer role that will be responsible for developing new (and improving existing) products, in support of business objectives. This role will also provide robust food science technical oversight to advance projects that deliver against business plans of our great brands as well as private label products. This will either be a direct hire or contract opportunity with a large food and beverage client in Broomfield. 

Job Description & Requirements

This position is part of the Research and Development team and is responsible for providing technical competencies cross-functionally related to dairy, non-dairy beverage, and cultured products with general day to day supervision.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Formulating and executing product development from bench to production scale for new products and/or product improvements across various product lines/programs.
  • Working across various business functions to positively yield results and, with general supervision, assist in leading multiple project launches simultaneously.
  • Assessing technical feasibility and providing direction on formulations.
  • Coordinating and conducting production line trials of new or modified foods.
  • Developing and maintaining component specifications.
  • Preparing test plans, technical reports and documentation for the technical community.
  • Working with R&D managers to help provide direction to various suppliers for new or modified food developments.
  • Working across all functions, including Purchasing, Operations, Engineering and Marketing to support project launches.

Job Requirements:

  • 3-5+ years’ experience in product development, formulation and commercialization within an R&D environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, or science based degree (Master’s preferred).
  • General knowledge of dairy processing equipment and ingredient interaction.
  • Experience in formulation of Dairy fluid, Cultured and/or Ice Cream applications.
  • General, hands-on and theoretical, with experience in the following areas:
    • Dairy Processing
    • Fermentation
    • Design of Experiment
    • Hydrocolloids & Stabilizers
    • Statistics
    • Food Safety
    • Proteins
    • Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners
    • Qualification Methods & Practices
    • Food Regulations
    • Quality Control & Sampling knowledge and practice
    • Co-Packer development and commercializing exposure
  • Tactical decision-making ability using sound scientific principles and data analytics
  • With supervision, capable of directing suppliers through design, development/improvement to commercialization projects
  • General experience in conceptually designing food formulations, utilizing consumer insight and technical knowledge
  • Energetic and motivated
  • Ability and willingness to travel +35%

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.