The Role 

The R&D Product Development Scientist will report to and work side by side with Green Thumb’s Director, Product Development. In this role you will be directly responsible for developing cannabis infused products across a variety of Food & Beverage applications creating safe, stable and compliant products. While your primary focus will be Food & Beverage, in this role, you will also develop Cosmetic and Inhalable consumer products as needed. Product development scope includes innovation, productivity and brand stewardship. Green Thumb is growing fast, and as our new Product Developer, you will be tasked with leading the evolving demands of our fast-paced environment. You must have constant curiosity, and an insatiable desire to create and innovate the edible/oral delivery of cannabis. 

Responsibilities 

  • Conduct product development work from bench top prototypes thru scaling-up products and processes for commercialization in support of GTI’s objectives. 
  • Lead multiple key projects, ensuring they meet project scope, launch time and flawless execution. 
  • Conduct experimental design and execute lab scale pilot development  
  • Collaborate frequently with a cross-functional team, including but not limited to, project managers, product developers, brand managers, and manufacturing personal from concept thru commercialization of products, ensuring excellent communication. 
  • Partner internally and externally to source ingredients and to leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality. 
  • Implement and advance new research and development procedures & techniques 
  • Accurately maintain laboratory notebook and generate all required product documentation, including product specifications, formulation sheets, and SOPs.  
  • Follow all safety requirements, ie GMP, PPE, etc 
  • Provide supervision and direction to R&D Lab Technicians  
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications  

  • BS in a Food Science, chemical engineering or related STEM discipline such as chemistry, mechanical engineering, microbiology, etc…   
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in product development or 1-3 years with advanced degree 
  • Prior research and development or engineering experience in a CPG setting. 
  • Prior experience formulating consumer products. Experience in beverage formulation a plus 
  • Ability to plan, design experiments, and problem solve. 
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple projects  
  • Capability of troubleshooting, fixing, and services a wide range of equipment and software without assistance. 
  • Knowledge of lab best practices and GMP. 
  • Advanced math skills. 
  • Must be detail oriented with superior organizational skills.  
  • Must be able to multi-task and produce results. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with coworkers and management. 
  • Familiarity with OSHA guidelines for dealing with hazardous chemicals. 
  • Understanding & adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as they pertain to the industry, safety regulations, local municipal codes and organizational rules, regulations, directives and standard operating procedures. 

Additional Requirements 

  • Must pass any and all required background checks  
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry  
  • Must possess valid driver’s license 
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 
  • Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry 

 

 

As an employer of more than 100 employees, Green Thumb will be operating in accordance with the Biden Administration’s Path Out of the Pandemic should the mandate take effect.

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