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Senior Food Scientist- Nutrition Applications – Bridgewater, NJ

 

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Company: National Starch Food Innovation

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·         Job ID:NA37

·         Date:03/28/2011

·         Location:Bridgewater

·         State:New Jersey

·         Degree:Ph.D.

·         Major:Food Science

·         Salary:Not Specified   Why?

Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists

Job Description

National Starch is a world-leader in specialty starches and other nature-based ingredients. You probably encounter our products every day in many types of foods and beverages and a wide range of consumer products. Our customers include major players in industry, including not only the world´s largest food companies but also the most creative and dynamic. Because we produce specialties, we have a continuing drive for innovation and an intimate knowledge of our markets. That means that we value creativity, technical competence, diverse thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Primary Function and Scope of Role: The Senior Food Scientist in the Nutrition applications area is a senior level R&D technical position requiring broad-based experience in the research and development of functional ingredients and/or products. This position requires strong program and project management skills with a high level of technical creativity.

Key Responsibilities and Activities:

Research - Identifying and designing new ingredients based on customer, patent, scientific and business perspectives. Lead and drive the development of novel, carbohydrate-derived functional ingredients.

People Management - Manage and coach 2-3 scientists/junior level project leaders in internal and external development projects. Technical Support - Function as technical liaison with internal support groups.

Projects - Drive projects from concept to hand off to commercialization teams.

Selection Criteria: 1. PhD in Food Science or related technical field with 6 - 9 yrs experience in developing ingredients or consumer products for the food industry OR MS with 9 - 12 yrs of similar experience. 2. Solid understanding of starch chemistry and processing highly desirable. 3. Experience in nutritional products desired. 4. Ability to communicate complex technical information (formally and informally) to a variety of internal and external scientists and managers. 5. Expertise with Stage Gate or equivalent portfolio management process, including experience managing matrixed R&D teams. 6. Good business acumen and the ability to operate effectively in a matrixed and complex environment. 7. Familiarity with various search engines for review of patents and primary technical literature. 8. Strong project and program management skills. 9. Strong people management skills. 10. Excellent communication and organizational capabilities required.

Department Description: • Geographic Regions/Territory Covered: Support global National Starch Food Innovation business. • Number of Direct Reports: Supervise 2 - 3 scientists/junior level project leaders. • Internal/External Key Contacts: Internal technical and business teams. External customers and suppliers.

To submit your interest, please forward your resume to na.careers@nstarch.com. Please include Job # NA37 in the subject line.

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