Commercialization Technologist at Dunkin Brands in Canton, MA

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Location: Canton, MA, US

Dunkin’ Brands- Strategic Supply

Commercialization Technologist

Do you want a fast-paced and exciting work environment? Grab a coffee, let’s chat.

Who We Are-

With an energy that is infectious and a singular dedication to building on our successes, our people have grown our company into one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants with more than 19,000 points of distribution in more than 60 countries worldwide. The success that we have built from our many years of creating products that people love is something we delight in sharing with our approximately 1,100 employees. But the best part about working at Dunkin’ Brands is being associated with well-known brands that people identify with great taste, delicious products and consistent service across the globe.

We are poised for even greater success, and we need enthusiastic people who are looking for career growth at a company that encourages innovation and nurtures entrepreneurial thinking. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment, have a positive attitude, and are looking for a company that invests in its employees then please apply! For more information, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com

Purpose of Position-

To assist the process of commercializing new food or beverage products for the US market, ensuring products are developed in a manner that is operationally feasible in our system and executable in a manufacturing environment. Also, to support all stakeholders in bringing new and existing cost optimized or reformulated products to market by working with suppliers, distributors, co-packers and internal cross functional teams represented by Culinary, Marketing, QA, and Operations.

What You’ll Be Working On-

  • Assists the Commercialization Team on new and improved products by bringing them from the bench through the manufacturing environment to restaurant level. This includes new product introductions, cost optimized products and reformulations due to regulatory requirements and/or company initiatives
  • Review gold standard product formulations to ensure that the products will meet government, supplier and company standards and expectations
  • Supports commercialization documentation creation, reviewand approval processes(specification manuals, labels, ingredient specifications, input into documentation system)
  • Attendance at initial production runs to ensure production process will yield the product specified for our restaurants
  • Communicate key product updates to cross functional partners
  • Coordinates regular product reviews of bench and production samples with cross functional teams to ensure that the conceptual goals of the project are upheld during the scale up process. Ensures that any changes made during commercialization minimize disruption to the test timeline, and optimize costs for both DBI and the supplier
  • Management of retain samples (dry and refrigerated/frozen storage)
  • Source and screen new potential suppliers that are able to support new product innovation or manufacture existing items
  • Assist supply chain on cost savings and product optimization opportunities for all new product development
  • Support sustainability initiatives as needed

What You’ll Need-

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree in Food Science, Food Engineering or Culinary Arts
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience with food product development related experience (R&D, Commercialization, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Food Engineering) and general laboratory experience
  • 1-2 years of experience creating comprehensive product specifications
  • 1-2 years of experience in management of vendor/supplier relationships
  • Minimum knowledge of food manufacturing techniques and equipment use
  • Working knowledge of Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points, (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices, (GMP’s), ISO Standards, Quality management systems

Additional Perks

  • 1:30 release every Friday
  • On site fitness gym
  • Casual dress code- jeans every day!
  • Endless supply of coffee, ice cream and donuts!

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