New Product Development Buyer

R&D/Product Development Bakersfield, California


At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up and coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it. Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.


The role of New Product Development Buyer is to achieve the best procurement for the group, managing materials for new branded products, maintaining service and quality, while looking for new ideas and opportunities and communicating across relevant departments.


Role and Activity

  • Supplier negotiation
  • Agreeing and managing contracts
  • Working with TAG (Technical Applications Group) sourcing and costing materials and product briefs
  • Group supply chain coherence, liaising and managing in new contracts
  • Keeping up to date with current markets, influences, and opportunities
  • Looking for new product ideas, liaising with Marketing and NPD
  • Awareness of commercial impact on finished products of all materials
  • Improving product margin
  • Giving Dreyer’s a competitive edge
  • Ensuring we get the best price in the market
  • Working on group tasks as required
  • Supporting TAG team
  • Ensuring new product launches are on time with the right margin from concept
  • Maintaining contracts database availability
  • Helps secure successful launches of new branded products
  • Check and sign off product costings that meet business needs of expected margin and control the number of new suppliers
  • Keep market information via databases and charts
  • Attend weekly R&D and marketing meetings and weekly group KPI meetings.
  • Can generate costs and recipe awareness
  • Maintains weekly KPI figures measuring progress and projects
  • Regular benchmarking of countries and their purchases



 BS in Engineering or other industrial field, and experience in similar field preferred but not required.


  • Negotiation
  • Accuracy
  • Analytical
  • Numerical
  • Computer literate
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Teamwork