Sr. Food Technologist - Bridgwater, NJ


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Company: National Starch Food Innovation

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·         Job ID:NA26

·         Date:06/29/2010

·         Location:Bridgwater

·         State:New Jersey

·         Degree:B.S./B.A.

·         Major:Food Science/Food Engineering

·         Salary:Not Specified   Why?

Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists

Job Description

National Starch has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Technical Service Technologist position in its Technical Service- Food team within its Customer Solutions and Product Innovation department located at our corporate headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ.

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.

The Senior Technical Service Technologist will provide technical service support predominately to customers in the Toronto vicinity and in French Canada. You will be responsible to provide technical support to customers for a broad range of food applications. This includes promoting functional, value-added ingredients and ingredient solutions via phone, face-to-face meetings, at presentations and at trade shows.

Other responsibilities and activities will include:

• Assisting customers in new product development.

• Conducting pilot plant and production scale trials at customers.

• Developing new and creative food concepts to showcase innovative starch-based texturizing solutions.

• Conducting laboratory and pilot plant trials to verify performance and scalability of food formulations.

• Conducting troubleshooting and process optimization activities.

• Developing superior working relationships with key R&D individuals and decision makers at customers.

• Collaborating closely with sales representative to develop go-to-market approach for the assigned territory.

Requirements: • B.S. in Food Science/Food Engineering with 5 yrs experience in the food industry or M.S. in Food Science/Food Engineering.

• Experience in dairy product development or processing highly valued.

• Strong customer focus with experience in interactions with ingredient manufacturers or consumer goods manufacturing companies preferred.

• Excellent knowledge of common food processes, food ingredient functionality and ingredient interactions.

• Demonstrated experience of creative, hands-on food concept development using culinary kitchen, laboratory and/or pilot plant equipment.

• Sound French language skills.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written (technical reports for internal and external distribution, presentations, etc.).

• Ability to effectively communicate and interact with a cross-functional team.

• Ability to effectively manage projects and lead project teams. • Experience with experimental design, statistical data analysis, and interpretation of results.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

• Up to 40% travel throughout North America will be required.

• Food loving individual and creative problem solver who is self-motivated and results-driven.

To submit your interest, please forward your resume to Please include Job # NA26 in the subject line.

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National Starch LLC

10 Finderne Ave.

Bridgewater, NJ 08807





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