About the Job

General Information

City: Shanghai

Working Time: Full-time

Job Family: Research & Innovation

Seniority: Experienced professionals

People Management Experience: Yes

Recruiter: Ariana CHEN | ariana.chen@danone.com

Job Description & Responsbilities


Product Development Manager will lead new beverage product development. He/she will represent R&I to join a cross functional project team as the Project Co-leader, lead all other technical function together with MKT who act as the project leader, to achieve align project objectives.
1. Lead the development of new beverage product from bench to pilot line to plant trials.
2. Responsible for formula development from base development, ingredient selection, flavor development, define nutritional value, etc against concept developed by MKT and validated by consumers.
3. Draft ingredient, formula and finish good specification with cross function alignment.
4. During product development, leverage internal and external resources to complete tasks at hand. Drive collaboration with internal formulation team from central or other CBU as well as external suppliers such as active ingredient, stabilizer, flavor houses, etc
5. Be responsible to update and present to senior management as Project Co-leader, adherence to time frames, and management of Project progress.
6. Build good working relationships with colleagues from other functions such as other functional team of R&D, MKT, manufacturing, supplier, and institutes
7. Responsible for formula optimization based on cost and quality requirement.