Food Processing, Product Development & Ingredient Innovations, Research & Development
Ingredion is hiring a Senior Food Scientist to lead our Meat and Batters & Breadings Applications teams and support management of the Englewood Idea Labs facility. The role will be responsible for managing scientists, projects and functional portfolio, developing new ingredients and solutions, publishing technical and marketing materials, preparing customer prototypes and documentation, and supporting key customer projects. The Senior Food Scientist will lead and support multidisciplinary new product development and applied research projects.
As Senior Food Scientist, your responsibilities will include:
Developing and implementing Meat and Batters & Breadings strategy working with global and regional teams to deliver formulated solutions and technical information to support customer projects globally. Focus on driving improved process efficiencies, improved product quality and lower ingredient costs.
Formulate solutions for Meat/Poultry/Seafood and Batters & Breading applications. Develop relationships with customers in target markets and work with internal & external resources/partners to identify and bring new ingredients to market. Identify gaps and develop new capabilities and expertise.
Working with global teams to understand project/market needs in international sectors, define shared work plans, and gain support/input throughout project timelines.
Developing new meat/poultry/seafood/batter & breading concepts leveraging ingredients and processes which can be applied globally. Using extensive industrial expertise to develop and commercialize new ingredients and technologies.
Ensuring team designs and conducts appropriate experiments in the laboratory and pilot plant to advance projects to completion.
Developing industry relationships and network within relevant professional organizations and utilize academic & university resources.
Developing and sponsoring industry innovation workshops for key clients in the U.S. and internationally in Denver or at external sites.
Developing technical presentations to be presented at key industry organizationmeetings and trade shows.
Keeping appropriate records to support IP strategy and develop patent applications. Conducting prior art searches (literature, patents) related to projects and stay abreast of meat science and batter & breading technology and external environment (market trends, IP landscape).
Developing training plans and mentor/grow the team.
Setting high standards for safety awareness within team and drives safety commitment across organization.
The Senior Food Scientist position is well-suited for you if you:
Can mentor and grow team members, motivating them to deliver on-time and on-target
Find new team improvement opportunities and delivers them
Leverages networks within and outside the organization
Work collaboratively with peers and others and can adapt to shifting priorities
Offer new ideas and think out of the box
PhD/MS in Food Science or other relevant field with 7 to 10+ years’ of hands on experience in food formulation and solid understanding of food science principles.
Strong management experience with recent management experience of managing varied level of professional scientists. Multi member team management expertise with proven leadership skills.
Knowledge in Meat (processed meat, poultry and seafood formulations) and Batters &Breading area is highly desirable. Preferably deep expertise in one area with the good understanding of the other).
Knowledge of hydrocolloids and potato starch application is an advantage. Experience in varied applications areas a plus.
Hands-on application development using laboratory equipment, pilot plant equipment, plant equipment and scale-up.
Demonstrated project leadership and communications skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with cross-functional teams
Excellent verbal and written technical communication skills e.g. making high impact presentations internally and to customers and writing technical reports
Experience with experimental design, statistical data analysis, and interpretation of results is highly preferred.
Travel required to visit customers, run tests at external facilities, visit other Ingredion facilities globally etc. Frequent travel to Bridgewater, NJ will be required.
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.