Application Laboratory_Food Science –
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Develop technical application data to support the commercial/regulatory
strategy for the FPN business unit. At the direction of the Business
Director or Manager Scientific, Regulatory and New Product Support,
execute programs to support platform development or solve customer
Communicate the functionality and technical benefits of ingredients in
support of defined commercial strategy. Manage the efforts of the FPN
Application Department in support of the commercial objectives of the
Food and Nutrient segments. Deliver a professional, high level of service
and technical support to internal and external customers.
Management of the Food Scientists and support staff of the FPN
Application Department including; establishing priorities consistent with
the business plan and increasing their technical expertise and career
development. Transition organization to one that proactively, at the
customers site, can implement technical strategies that can convert
Technical Validation of Balchem Technology and
Products. Develop technical application information on the application of
prototype and existing products and validate value propositions, in Balchem’s laboratory or in outside facilities. Work
with R&D to develop and screen new prototype developmental products
for functionality and end product performance. Work with QC &
Production to participate in qualitative and/or analytical evaluations of
finished products from time to time to ensure quality of ingredients.
Direct Support of Sales Force. Prepares Technical Sales Representatives
with applicable industry technical knowledge and terminology to improve
Representatives’ ability to identify and qualify prospects/accounts.
Assists sales personnel in introducing products to potential users
through participation in Trade Shows, Seminars and Direct Sales calls.
Assists in ongoing training of Sales Force in existing and new
Customer Service & Support. Provide technical support and
troubleshooting to the sales organization, customers and prospective
customers, in laboratory or plant environment, making on-site visits as
Market Development & Product Promotion. Establishes test programs on
an annual basis, designed to support product launches. Determines
laboratory testing conditions and protocols that best reflect production
conditions and customer use of Balchem
products. Develops food product formulations using encapsulates for the
purpose of improving product acceptance by prospective accounts. Reviews
established formulations and literature in context of market and industry
trends and suggests changes as needed. Participates in production of
written promotional material, including brochures and presentations.
Lab Administration. Coordinates the work of lab support staff, providing
technical mentoring in design and execution of experiments. Responsible
for maintaining and equipping the Applications Laboratory within
established budgetary limits. Recommends and supervises the outsourcing
of testing and data development when internal resources are not adequate
to produce meaningful data. Assist in the preparation of budgets for
proposed capital expenditures and annual staffing needs.
Other. Provides periodic reports on assignment/projects status to
manager. Interfaces with customers as necessary to conduct projects.
Performs other related functions necessary to achieve sales through
effective applications work.
Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of
safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and
promote the safety culture of the site.
- M.S. degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or related field
- 2-5 years of experience in applications work
- Strong understanding of food/nutrition ingredient technology
- Strong understanding of food processing equipment
- Effective written and oral communications skills
- Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks
- Experience in mentoring/managing technical staff
- Experience with sensory testing methodology
ingredients and supplies.
Business travel in automobile, bus, train, and plane as required (~25%).
Knapp Consultants Inc., established in 1985, is a leading national
recruitment firm headquartered in Rock Tavern, New York with a branch
office in Virginia. The firm has an established presence in several major
markets throughout the United States as well as specific global markets.
Our commitment to integrity and quality has earned Knapp a distinguished
reputation. Knapp holds a New York State license, a rigorous and
voluntary program. Our extensive industry associations give us insight to
a broad range of industries and services, enabling our recruiters to best
meet your recruiting needs. The vision of Knapp Consultants, a Human Resources
Company, is to offer superior recruitment, staffing, and Human Resources
services to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.
Employer Type: Direct Hire
Location: Goshen, NY