Cambridge, ON
Salary: $0.00 /hour

RDJ Bakeries is a manufacturer of food products, We support our retail partners around the globe to establish a HIGH VALUE crackers that elevates the category for their customers through QUALITY and INNOVATION.

RDJ Bakeries Ltd currently has an opening for a new NPD Technologist to join our growing team.

Job purpose

Product development technologist is involved in creating new recipe that will fill a particular need within a company sales process.

Duties and Responsibilities

The associate’s primary functions and responsibilities are as follows:

Ø Support and lead the formulation of new innovations, researching and sourcing ingredients, conducting benchtop testing, coordinating and attending plant trials, completing third-party certification requirements, and bringing our visions to life!

Ø Strategize, design and develop testing plans and protocols for new products.

Ø Design, plan, and execute experiments at all scales, gathering and analyzing data, documenting and reporting results, and making recommendations that are data driven.

Ø Exhibit innovation in discovery, advancement, evaluation, and implementation of new proprietary technologies that improve products and processes, to meet company strategic goals.

Ø Ensure design and launch of technically sound product, that meet quality and business targets while ensuring food safety and regulatory compliance.

Ø Support Regulatory and QA initiatives to assure all specifications (formulation, labelling) are accurately developed and compliant with regulations (CFIA, FDA).

Ø Scope and investigate new co-manufacturing partners for new and existing products.

Ø Design protocols and conduct scientific experiments to assess, monitor, and improve product formulation, costs, quality and manufacturing efficiency.

Ø Own and support new product start-up and lead operational troubleshooting efforts at co-manufacturing partners.

Ø Maintain accurate records of all technical work and documentation required for SR&ED.

Ø Keep on top of new emerging technologies, ingredients, and trends to ensure competitive advantage. Facilitate idea generation for existing and new projects.

Ø Support overall timeline development and project management initiatives.

Ø Develop processes to foster high-performance culture of innovation and increase team efficiency and output.

Ø Follow Health & safety rules and regulations and commit to ensuring a safe environment.

Ø Follow Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety and Food Defense guidelines

Ø Comply with all company policies and procedures.


Ø Bachelors of Science in Food Science, Food Engineering, or equivalent.

Ø Previous experience in product development.

Ø Industry-specific product experience may be advantageous.

Ø Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and quality control protocols.

Ø Strong communication and teamwork skills.

Ø Excellent math, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

Ø Able to meet deadlines.

RDJ Bakeries is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of RDJ Bakeries to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons.

RDJ Bakeries welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Application Deadline: 2021-02-19

Expected Start Date: 2021-02-22

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