Food Engineering, Product Development & Ingredient Innovations, Sales/Marketing
This position works independently and is primarily responsible for working with Foodservice Channel Manager and National Account team for the purpose of advancing the growth of the Natural Color Division (NCD) by fostering and maintaining the technical relationships with assigned customers. This position requires significant relevant experience in multiple applications segments, good interpersonal skills and sound scientific competency. Travel expected to be 40-50%.
Principal Duties And Responsibilities (* = Essential Functions)
*Provides technical leadership and accountability to the group, to customers and the Color Division.
*Travels to and interacts directly with customers for the purpose of training and advising on the uses of Chr. Hansen colors, project generation and project updates.
*Maintains US view of foodservice co-manufacturer projects, keeps Foodservice Channel Manager and account managers apprised.
*Works closely with assigned account managers to ensure all aspects of customer technical needs are met.
* Executes simple application projects for customers. Creates custom demos to support presentations.
*Maintains safe working environment by practicing and coaching in established safety procedures.
Provides technical recaps and documents through CRM system.
Provides in-person consultation and assistance to customers at both the laboratory and plant level.
Creates customized technical presentations as needed for external and internal customers
Photographs food and beverages for presentations.
Writes new and follows established SOP’s.
Develops and maintains all appropriate information databases.
Keeps accurate research notes and document in an electronic notebook.
Write interim and final project reports for internal and customer use.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
MS or PhD. in Food Science or related field, or BS with significant commensurate experience.
Thorough understanding of food and beverage applications and processing in two or more application segments.
Culinary experience a plus.
Ability to read, write and speak English is a requirement for this position.
Ability to distinguish colors in a wide variety of applications and media. Must have excellent color vision. (Color Vision Testing Required.)
Ability to write and conduct technical presentations internally and externally, explaining the use of Chr. Hansen colors in food and beverage applications.
Ability to read, collect data, analyze, and interpret technical information.
Ability to write and present reports and technical papers.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as percents and pppm.
Ability to apply principles of logical/scientific thinking to a wide range of problems, and to interpret and use nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, etc.).
Ability to operate a variety of standard laboratory equipment and instrumentation (such as blending equipment, pH meters, spectrophotometers, etc.).
Possess a working knowledge in Microsoft Office programs. SAP experience is a plus.
Internal Number: 4806
About Chr. Hansen
At Chr. Hansen, we work to improve food and health and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.
Our success is built on more than 140 years of innovation and a commitment to ensure the wider adoption of natural ingredients. This allows us to expand innovations into new areas, and to continue working towards a better world. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture.
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