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Career Opportunities: Senior Food Scientist - Savory Applications (462)

Req Id 462 - Posted 01/10/2012 - UNITED STATES - New Jersey - Bridgewater - R&D - Full Time

Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) is one of the world's largest corn refiners and a major supplier of high-quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch-based materials.  Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, Corn Products International is a leading supplier of starches, sweeteners and other ingredients.  We are the world's largest producer of dextrose and a leading regional manufacturer of starches, syrups and glucose.  To review our long history of success, please visit us at

Job Title:   Senior Associate - Savory Applications

Position Location: Bridgwater, NJ  - US

Business Unit:  Global Innovation Group/Applications

Relocation: Yes  Relocation Within Country Considered

Primary Function and Scope of Role: 




Lead the soups, sauces, gravies, dressings (SSGD) global applications function for National Starch Food Innovation (NSFI).  This includes developing and leading key innovation projects, support of go-to-market initiatives, managing the SSGD application team/ laboratories in Bridgewater and coordinating with key business and technical functions to advance projects/ programs of interest.

Key Responsibilities and Activities:


Product Development - Play a leading role in new product introduction, launches, repositioning activity and other go-to-market and Customer Solutions and Product Innovation (CSPI) application support activity. 

Developing the strategy and roadmap for the savory and other related segments for NSFI both regionally and globally including leadership in shaping the activities of the SSGD Global Expertise Team (GET) team.  Work with global marketing and technical functions in order to define and advance programs and projects.


Supervisory and Team Leadership - Lead and manage the SSGD applications team based in Bridgewater NJ. This includes supervisory responsibility as well as project/ portfolio management responsibility for the team.


Project Management - Define, justify, and lead/ support projects for identified market segments including team development, leadership, and timely delivery of agreed upon technical and business outcomes.


Technology - Intellectual leadership and innovation management including shaping and developing intellectual property from the team. This includes conducting prior art searches (literature, patents) related to projects and staying abreast of savory technology development (market trends, IP landscape). Independently develop understanding of prior art in savory science & technology to advance projects of defined scope.  Knowledge management including key initiatives such as product architecture.  Continue to develop expertise in formulation science and technology for this key segment for NSFI including providing required education and training.

Selection Criteria:

1.      PhD in Food Science or a related filed with 3+ years of relevant experience or MS in Food Science with 8+ years relevant work experience required. Exceptional candidates with a BS in Food Science plus 10+ years relevant work experience may be considered.

2.      Deep food science skills with experience in soups, sauces, gravies, dressings and other relevant areas.

3.      Experience with developing and leading research and development projects.

4.      Supervisory skills and experience.

5.      Solid Portfolio/program and project management skills with the ability to function and manage projects in a matrix organization.

6.      Strong business acumen including ability to develop and validate value propositions.

Relocation approved within Country.

Corn Products International, Inc. 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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