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Food Technologist- Global Product Technology (27101)

Req Id 27101 - Posted 08/10/2015 - UNITED STATES - New Jersey - Bridgewater - R&D - Full Time

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Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) is a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. With customers in more than 40 countries, Ingredion, formerly Corn Products International, serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. For more information, visit

Job Title:

Food Technologist Global Product Technology

Position Location:

Bridgewater, NJ

Business Unit:

Global Innovation Group/Product Technology



Primary Function

The Food Technologist in our Global Product Technology team will be responsible for providing technical expertise in delivering growth and improvement to our specialty product business globally.   The Technologist will be responsible for identifying opportunities in our current and new Cold Water Soluble (CWS) and Dextrin product portfolio based on value and functionality in applications.




Reports To:

Senior Associate,  Global Product Technology







Key Deliverables





         Understand & support and potentially lead Ingredion portfolio of CWS and Dry Thermal projects to achieve profitable growth.

         Work with our global manufacturing teams to deliver high quality CWS and Dextrin products.

         Monitor product variation for the manufactured products.

         Support and/or lead internal training programs in CWS and Dry Thermal Dextrins.


Agility and  Innovation

         Develop expertise in the field of specialty starches particularly Cold Water Soluble and Dry Thermal Starches through experimentation and literature searches.

         Identify new product development opportunities to meet market and customer demand for functional, innovative solutions.

         Deliver differentiated and value added new product innovations and ingredient solutions to ensure growth in specialty market and application segments.

         Address customer demands and consumer needs via delivery of innovative solutions with unique functional benefits.

         Keep current with key technologies and developments in the food industry.



and People

         Work closely with regional and Global technical teams to support business development.

         Keep up to date with information on food trends and technology through interaction with global teams by exchanging key learnings and best practices.

         Closely collaborate with marketing and sales functions to identify key application segments and developing technical solutions.

         Follow all company safety protocols while onsite.  Follow established guidelines for good housekeeping, GMPs, and Safety.




Knowledge, Skills,

and Requirements:

         MS/BS in Food Science or other related scientific discipline and 2 to 3+ years of relevant work experience.

         Experienced food formulator with solid understanding of food science, industrial food processes, and the interactions between different food ingredients or ingredient systems.

         Broad food ingredient knowledge, ideally with specialized knowledge of starches or hydrocolloids.

         Proven networking & influencing skills.

         Solid interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

         Solid time management skills.

         Excellent planning and organizing skills.

         Strong computer skills especially in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, & Excel.

         Up to 20% travel required- both domestic and international.




Desired behavior, 

personal attributes:

         Ability to deal well with ambiguity & handle pressure

         Self-motivated & results driven

         Innovative thinker with ability to implement change through a team of people

         Comfortable at managing risk, complexity, and diversity

         Leadership & sound judgement

         Excellent team player




Relocation Available:

Relocation within Region considered


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Ingredion Incorporated is proud to provide a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) with a generous company match, a pension plan and long term career growth potential.




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