1+ months

Scientist III, New Platforms - Coca-Cola

Apopka, Florida

Job ID: R-11490


Position Overview

The Product Development Scientist will work in the Apopka Juice Center and will manage key Retail Juice product development projects and formula management for products.

This will require ability to conduct concept development, product development, stability assessment, assist with launch preparation and supervision of commercial production for juices, fruit smoothies, juice drinks, protein and other beverage products to meet the business requirements internally and within project timeline.

Design, develop, conduct and/or review experiments in order to deliver new products: evaluate ingredients, product or packaging safety, efficacy or claims. This work will involve laboratory and pilot plant environments. The associate will work with product developers to enter and maintain all formulas for the team and have a proficiency in systems and ingredient management.

Self-manage multiple projects to successful outcome in a fast paced working environment.


Function Specific Activities:

  • Design and develop new products from bench top to commercialization while staying within specified parameters of cost and label claims; evaluate new ingredients, verify nutritional profiles, and conduct product or packaging stability assessments to deliver against design.
  • Act as scientific, regulatory, technical or quality expert and consultant by responding to targeted questions from the field or other departments/ business units. This includes acting as a resource for general information and acting as a consultant for other technical personnel in the Company & manufacturing facilities.
  • Develop new ingredient and product specifications and own formula entry into formula management system for team.
  • Manage documentation and records in order to ensure that they are complete, current, secure and easily retrievable. This may include designing, organizing or maintaining technical or regulatory records (e.g., paper formula files) and reports.
  • Identify, classify, maintain, and protect files, documentation and sensitive information consistent with record handling and retention requirements. Record data from analyses or experiments in a computer, log book or laboratory notebook.


Must Haves & Preferred Experience/duties

  • Proven experience in product development and scale up at plant
  • Technical fundamentals and problem solving ability
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to translate technical information into easily-understood business language
  • Cross functional & project management skills
  • Experience in juice, dairy, protein product development and commercialization a plus
  • Experience with innovation, consumer engagement, and idea synthesis a plus
  • Experience with agriculture a plus
  • Formula management experience and computer proficiency.


Technical Skills

Proprietary Composition Information:

  • Ability to recognize and protect proprietary information as it relates to formulas and ingredients.


Basic Project Management

  • Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or workplans to ensure successful completion (e.g. on time, within budget).


Building Technical Relationships

  • Proactively builds relationships and collaborates with cross functional partners to achieve goals.


Endurance & Flexibility

  • Willingness and ability to occasionally function effectively over extended periods of time.


Computer Systems And Data Management

  • Ability to work with computer programs and manage ingredient specifications.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or related field / Master's Degree preferred


Related Work Experience

  • At least 3 years of work experience required


Travel Requirements

  • Domestic travel up to 15%


Job Requirements

Years of Experience:

3-5 Years Experience


Leadership Behaviors

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders.
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential.


Growth Behaviors

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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The Coca-Cola Company
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