Product Development Specialist at Save-A-Lot

Organization: Save-A-Lot
Job Position: Product Development Specialist
Job Location: 719
City: Saint Louis, Missouri, US
Employee Type: Full-time

Job Description: Responsible for quality assurance and continuous improvement of products marketed under Save-A-Lot’s private label portfolio.

Other responsibilities:

  • Ensures Save-A-Lot’s private label products meet or exceed consumer quality expectations by maintaining ongoing sensory performance evaluations.
  • Participates in cross-functional team of marketing, packaging, and procurement to develop new products, improve existing products and market the brand to consumers.
  • Communicates quality expectations to manufacturing partners to ensure adequate product specifications and high quality national brand emulations.
  • Ensures accuracy of evaluation documentation and product specification records.
  • Maintains an understanding of new manufacturing technologies and industry trends.
  • Creates detailed product specifications for each of Save-A-Lot’s branded products.
  • Works closely with PDQA Director to better understand technical issues matters affecting products.
  • Prepares and conducts product reviews to showcase product performance results.
  • Supports positive relationships with manufacturers by displaying a partnership approach to projects.
  • Ensures product preparation instructions and usage instructions are accurate.
  • Generates consumer recipes to support private label product packaging and social media.
  • Supports facilitation of internal sensory tests when necessary.
  • Reasonably accommodates incremental kitchen needs such as vendor meetings and product exploration reviews.
  • Other applicable duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in food science/technology, culinology, or equivalent technical food work experience

Work Experience: 0-2 years of food product development experience

Company Overview: Welcome to Save-A-Lot, one of the nation's leading hard discount grocery chains!

Relocation Program: Negotiable

To Apply: Please email your resume to

Name: Porsha Finney
Company Website:
Address: 100 Corporate Office Drive

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