Roquette, a privately held, family-owned business, ranks high amongst the world's leading producers of starch derivatives and is the largest producer of polyols in the world. Since its foundation in 1933, Roquette's development has been based on long term industrial strategy and an on-going drive to innovation and customer service. Employing 8,000 people, production facilities are located in Europe, the USA and Asia and specialize in the processing of agricultural raw materials. The company markets over 650 products in more than 100 countries, backed up by its global network of subsidiaries and agents. Key markets include Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical, Industrial, Fermentation and Animal Nutrition.
Roquette America is a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company, Roquette Frères, and is also privately held. In the US, the company employs approximately 500 employees at two manufacturing facilities: Keokuk, Iowa (US HQ) and Gurnee, Illinois, and their business development office in Geneva, Illinois.
Serve as US sensory liaison to Global Roquette Sensory Network
Manage and execute regional requests for Customer Sensory Support
Define and execute appropriate sensory testing to support local R&D Process and Product Development teams and local Customer Technical Support team
Provide technical support of sensory & functionality validation for product development
Conduct local sensory training (including Descriptive Analysis) for internal panelists; Ensure panelist performance through appropriate sensory testing and follow-up training
Identify external sensory panel options and execute external sensory tests as needed.
Identify and recommend new sensory methods to support project deliverables and deliver business impact.
Manage relationships with sensory groups with as part of external collaborations
Contribute to a safe and environmentally friendly workplace with team spirits
Contribute to a highly scientific, market focused, and collaborative R&D organization
4+ years of experience in Food Sensory with proven track record and strong applied statistics knowledge and experience
Experience with vegetable proteins preferred
Minimum BS degree, MS and PhD preferred
Fizz Software knowledge is a plus
Experience in sensory analysis of food materials especially related to raw materials and flavour ingredients
Knowledge of chemical and analytical science and techniques and ability to relate analytical results to sensory analysis
Demonstrated capability in coordinating multi-functional projects, as well as external and internal teams
Food formulation experience of vegetable protein is a plus
Domestic and international travel (up to 20%) is expected
Additional Salary Information: annual bonus dependent on company performance and individual performance
Family owned international food ingredients company based on plant materials such as corn, wheat, potato and pea. World leader of plant protein, polyols, starch derivatives, dietary fibers.