Students Build Career Profile Food & Beverage Product Developer Food badges: Processing and Manufacturing Holland Code: Create It's fascinating to learn how the whole world is connected in some way or another. Making one product requires different ingredients that are grown and manufactured in different parts of the world. Jaskiran Pelia, Cargill In A Nutshell I use my knowledge of food science to create or improve products- focusing on taste, texture, and appearance. I transition small-scale, experimental foods to products that can be created or manufactured on a large scale. I organize sensory tests to make sure the public will enjoy the foods we’re creating. Swipe Potential Salary Range $30,000 - 75,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan Most of my work is done in a food lab. It’s a very scientific environment, which is my favourite place to experiment with food. Workplace Indoor Job Requirements & Duties Design processes to test foods for flavour, texture, smell, appearance, and more Find new ways to preserve food and improve the manufacturing process Figure out any issues with a food item and find ways to fix them Work with quality assurance teams to make sure foods are up to standard Discuss findings with company management Keep an eye on the market and production process in order to notice new opportunities Education & Training A university degree in food science is necessary for this career. 100all Job Outlook The outlook for potential food and beverage product developers is excellent. There will be lots of new jobs to be filled by skilled, experienced food scientists. Related School Subjects Science Health Education Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Food Experimenting Chemistry Science Important Skills adaptability-transformation-adjust-change-mutation-revolotion Adaptability Food development takes a lot of science and trial and error, so being able to adapt to a changing plan is very important. Creativity & Innovation Coming up with new food products takes some out-of-the-box thinking. Making already existing products more exciting is innovation at its finest! Research Research is involved every step of the way when developing food - from market research to sensory research to taste testing. Detail-Oriented I focus on every single detail when trying new foods. Every texture that’s slightly off, or colour that’s a bit unusual, needs to be addressed if a food is to be successful and marketable. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Pays Well Work Changes Daily Problem Solving Continuous Learning Similar Careers Food Scientist Dietitian Chef Helpful Links YouTube - Product development in the food industry New Product Development Jobs AgCareers.com - Career Profile - Product Development Food Scientist snapAG- Food Additives snapAG- Food Processing snapAG- Food Safety snapAG- Food Security snapAG- GMO Foods snapAG- Protein and Nutrition Career Glossary Sensory References Product Development Scientist. (2020). Product Development Scientist : Job Description and Salary Info. (No Date). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.