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Principal Food Technologist - Sweetener Applications (14041)

Req Id 14041 - Posted 12/09/2013 - UNITED STATES - New Jersey - Bridgewater - R&D - Full Time

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:

Principal Food Technologist – Sweetener Applications

Position Location:

Bridgewater, NJ

Business Unit:

Global Innovation Group/Sweetener Applications

Primary Function

The Principal Food Technologist will be responsible to investigate the use of new ingredients of interest to the company across all applications areas. The Principal Food Technologist will update, develop and communicate the physiochemical technical data of our ingredient products; develop, document, and communicate formulation and nutritional labeling aspects of formulations to assist customers with formulations that incorporate our ingredient products. He/she will also provide technical assistance to the Global commercial and technical teams. In addition, he/she will work to support customers’ technical teams to identify formulation challenges, solve problems and develop new, innovative ideas and advance the capabilities of the organization in the area of sweetness.

Reports To:

Senior Manager – Sweetener Applications

Key Deliverables


High Potency Sweeteners

·         Formulate products with high potency sweeteners across a range of food categories.

·         Work with Sweetener Group, Technical Service and Global teams to answer project or customer driven technical questions.

Prototype Development and Support

·         Provide technical support to Sweetener Group projects involving ingredient development, prototype development and background data.

·         Support the generation of new formulations to address customer and project needs.

Support Go to Market (GTM) Project Needs

·         Work with Go to Market teams to understand the customer and trade show needs and work within the Global Innovation Group to utilize technical resources to progress these goals.

Agility and Innovation

·         Utilize and strengthen understandings of the function of our ingredients and how they interact with common ingredients in a variety of applications.

·         Work with customers and Technical Service to identify formulation challenges, solve problems and develop new, innovative ideas.

·         Stay engaged with industry information and trends to best respond to customer requests.


and People

·         Develop industry relationships to leverage information and utilize to address customer needs.

·         Work with Applications, Analytical, and Sensory teams to generate data to optimize prototypes and provide sensory data for projects.

Knowledge, Skills,

and Requirements:

·         BS/MS degree in food science, chemistry or related scientific field (e.g. engineering, nutrition, food technology) with 3 to 5+ years of product development experience or MS degree in the same fields will be considered. Well-rounded knowledge across product development categories.

·         Strong background knowledge and experience working with high potency sweeteners and their interactions and synergies across food applications required.

·         Experience working with nutritive sweeteners, modified starches, hydrocolloids, and flavors.

·         Experience in culinology a plus.

·         Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills required for formulation work.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive technical reports and deliver technical presentations.

·         Excellent planning and organizational skills.

·         Solid project management skills and proven ability to work with cross-functional teams.

·         Expected Travel Approximately 15%.

Desired behavior,

personal attributes:

·         Solid interpersonal skills. Ability to interact effectively across all levels of the organization and in a variety of cultures – both internal and external.

·         Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as well as ability to work as part of a team.

Relocation Available:

Yes – Relocation Within Country Considered

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. App










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