Product Developer

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 01-09-2018
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets, and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream, and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.
Position Summary:         

The position of Product Developer will appeal to individuals who are passionate about participating in the creation and execution of new and improved products. The individual will need to be self-motivated, team oriented, enjoy a fast-paced environment, dogged in their pursuit of the end goal and capable of bringing creative approaches to trouble shooting and problem resolution. Must also enjoy the 'hands-on' nature of the job that will require involvement in both pilot and plant activities. A passion for food science and technology with an ability to use Science and Technology to drive Innovation and meet consumers’ needs will be important. 
Position Responsibilities:
  • Develops new products from concept inception to final plant execution 
  • Participates in cross functional teams responsible for projects
  • Conducts pilot and plant trials
  • Develops product costs and Bills of Materials
  • Maintains project files to ensure collection and transfer of learning and knowledge
  • Conducts competitive reviews to assist in identifying opportunities                           
  • Maintains current knowledge by reading and disseminating academic and trade literature
  • Is fully abreast of market food trends and constantly brings new ideas for innovation 
  • Interfaces with and leverages the supplier community to achieve project goals
  • Participates in product sensory trials using internal and external panels
  • Ensures Regulatory compliance of products by interfacing with Regulatory Affairs
  • Utilizes good project management skills in the conduct of their duties
  • Demonstrates ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Has the ability to provide training and influence through strong presentation skills
  • Travel to other plants in the system or co-manufacturing sites is required
  • This role may require hours in excess or outside of normal working hours to accommodate testing which is dependent upon line availability in the bakery. 
  • B.A.Sc. in Food Science or a related Science discipline                                                                  
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Product Development, preferably in Bakery  
  • Functionally competent in MS Office programs 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and recommend solutions          
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English and French is a plus
Our associates include people who are enthusiastic, innovative, passionate and energetic. We invite you to explore our Careers section to discover more about our high performance culture and how we build leaders at Canada Bread.
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at

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