Product Development & Ingredient Innovations, Sales/Marketing
TITLE: Global Protein Business Scientist
LOCATION: Bridgewater, NJ
REPORTS TO: Global Protein Program Manager
Ingredion is hiring a Global Protein Business Scientist responsible to provide technical knowledge of proteins, integrated with business knowledge and market insights. The Protein Business Scientist will provide strong project and thought leadership towards the development of emerging protein science and eventual translation into business opportunities. The Protein Business Scientist will lead the development of technical opportunities, both fundamental and applied, by understanding how current and future protein ingredients can be utilized, in given food systems, within key product segments. He/She will lead the collaboration and integration of global protein project needs across various functional groups and regions to execute on business plans. The Global Protein Business Scientist will additionally participate in and support new product development, customer engagements, and new sales development projects through in-depth understanding of protein ingredients.
As a Global Protein Business Development Scientist, your responsibilities will include:
Utilizing protein science functional/nutritional expertise to proactively develop and progress ideas for new product innovations to drive future business growth.
Project management to drive a range of New Product Development and Applied Research projects by providing thought leadership and direction based on opportunities in protein products market.
Identifying and proposing potential new benefit, product and/or technology development opportunities consistent with the business strategy, and making significant progress to move through the project pipeline.
Collaborating directly with customers to develop and evaluate new product solutions, initiating projects, accessing resources and supporting the business strategy.
Serving as a subject matter expert in protein ingredient principals: function and nutrition, both internally and externally.
Increasing external awareness of Ingredion’s commitment to protein by writing, publishing, and presenting technical/business papers to customers and at industry/academia conferences.
Interacting, collaborating, and leading multi-functional teams with platform leaders in key technology functions (Applications, R&D, Technical Service, Sensory, Process Technology) and the Go-to-Market functions globally to drive protein.
The Global Protein Business Development Scientist position is well-suited for you if you:
Have an entrepreneurial mind-set with a passion for creating new solutions in protein.
Are innovative, self-motivated and engaged and able to drive excellence in protein.
Use knowledge of business and markets to execute goals.
Translate ideas into tangible business plans and actions.
Lead, inspire and communicate with confidence to senior levels of management.
Meets explicit customer needs through products and capabilities to fully capture value.
Uses competitive and market knowledge to position products effectively.
Create comprehensive plans using marketing and business knowledge.
MS/Phd in Food Science, Material Science or related field with 6 to 9+ years of relevant experience. In addition a business degree or project management education is desired.
Expertise in proteins, including their structure, function and application to food systems.
Demonstrated ability in leading cross-functional teams and direct experience in leading technology/product development.
Proven project and program management experience and ability to work in diverse team, tight timelines, and multiple projects.
Experience in working effectively with sales, technical teams as well as customers.
Experience in managing external marketing communication and research providers. Outstanding written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Technically savvy with ability to reduce technology concepts into clear/effective communication of all forms.
Ability to travel 15-20% of the time.
How to apply: Go to our career page at www.ingredion.com/careers or directly to the URL at: http://ingredionusa.jobs/bridgewater-nj/global-protein-business-scientist/F21DAE124198467BB81F67C4D430DA21/job/
Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical industries as well as numerous industrial sectors. We are committed to supplying our customers with quality, innovative ingredient solutions that are on trend and in demand. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, we turn corn, tapioca, potatoes and othe...r raw materials into a myriad of ingredients. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, we serve customers in more than 60 diverse markets in over 100 countries.Through strategic acquisitions, organic growth, and innovative research and development, we are providing unique product offerings to growing markets. Our starches, sweeteners, texturants and nutritionals are used by our customers to provide everything from sweetness, taste and texture to immune system support, fat replacement and adhesive strength.Each day, we live our Company Values—Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Innovation—so that we may create enduring, mutual value for our customers, business associates, communities, colleagues and shareholders. At Ingredion we want each person to feel part of a globally connected team that’s inspired to achieve.