Production Development Food Specialist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

The average grocery store carries over 47,000 products – that’s a lot of food and a lot of choices for shoppers. Production Food Development Specialists are responsible for creating new food strategies and products that will appeal to consumers. They oversee the entire product development process, from conducting market research and trends, to product testing, packaging and marketing. They are innovators and team players, collaborating across many cross-functional teams and groups.

Also known as: Food Product Development Specialist, Product Development Specialist, Product Development Chef, Research & Development Specialist, Product Specialist
Operation Monitoring
Operations Analysis
Quality Control Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Research and interpret consumer and market trends
Identify opportunities for new food products
Conduct food product trials and report insights
Determine quality control standards that comply with organizational and governmental regulations
Oversee and manage comprehensive product lifecycles, from concept through execution
Support the overarching business goals of the organization

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