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Posted December 20th

NPD Specialist - Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith, AR

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Pernod Ricard USA

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Posted December 20th

NPD Specialist - Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith, AR

Function

Production

Experience

Mid-Level

Type

Full Time

About The Position
The New Product Development Specialist position is responsible for assisting the New Product Development Manager with projects in the areas of new product development and optimization, which will focus on customer satisfaction and...
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means creating great company every day. It means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry – and collaborating with passionate people on successful premium brands in an entrepreneurial way. 

Our people are at the core of our success. Everyone adds a vital ingredient to our mix, bringing a personal touch and individual qualities that make Pernod Ricard even better. We work together with a shared commitment to our values:
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit;
  • Mutual trust;
  • A strong sense of ethics; and 
  • A relentless commitment to growth. 
Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development and growth. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues. We never settle for “good enough” but stretch ourselves and our teams towards improvement and progress in all we do. 
 
Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at http://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com/

Position Summary
The New Product Development Specialist position is responsible for assisting the New Product Development Manager with projects in the areas of new product development and optimization, which will focus on customer satisfaction and ingredient processing. Assisting in commercialization of new products and responsible for all current product maintenance.  Maintaining safe, orderly, and clean product development laboratories and workspaces that conform to all regulatory requirements and generally accepted GMP guidelines. 
 
This position is located in Fort Smith Arkansas.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the development of products that satisfy customer expectations, comply with government regulations and will be taxed at the lowest possible US Federal Excise Tax rate. Optimization of current products.
  • Generate accurate formulas and initial product specifications for products developed, including filtration requirements.
  • Maintain shelf-life study equipment, and conduct and report results of storage study investigations.
  • Commercialization of new products.
Key Competencies:
  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree; Food Science/Chemistry/Biology/Engineering; Preferred – Master’s Degree; Food Science/Chemistry
  • Experience / Background: Requires minimum 1 year of experience in a similar work environment
  • Food/Beverage Chemistry and Analysis: Flavor Application, Spirits Technology and Science, Knowledge of ISO 9000 & 22000, Sensory Science, Instrument Analysis, Filtration, Strong  
Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.
* Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Offers will be subject to United States local terms.
 States local terms.
Location
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Fort Smith, AR
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