Our client is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. They use their unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, they have been uncompromising in their commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on their deep application and product knowledge, they work side-by-side with customers to make their cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our client’s solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. They currently have an open position for a Senior Scientist, Enzymes.
The Senior Scientist, Enzymes plays a key role in delivering Food Technology and Application projects that contribute to our clients growth. This role reports to the Director, Technology and Functional Blends and is based in their Kansas office. As Senior Scientist, you will serve as the enzyme subject matter expert (overall properties, safety, and shelf life of food applications) for projects and contribute to the Technology and Functional Blends team. Partners with internal stakeholders as well as suppliers and customers.
If you are committed to building, maintaining, and delivering a robust and effective innovation pipeline as well as customer support according to the business needs, this might be the growth opportunity you’re seeking!
Subject Matter Expert in the design and execution of the Functional Blends Strategy with focus on enzyme technology for the baking industry, in line with the Business Strategy and Innovation Roadmap of our clients Sustainable Food Solutions.
Be a key player in translating the Business Strategy into the Technology Roadmap, and its execution. Drive the research and exploration of new technologies and enzyme solutions and the improvement of the existing ones to be implemented in existing and new applications that create profitable growth for our client.
Build their enzyme biochemical analysis and research capabilities.
Lead & develop projects driven by enzyme technology, both innovation and customer related.
Build, strengthen, and safeguard the technology expertise and competences of the R&D team. Contribute to a culture of high standards performance, curiosity and continuous learning, continuous improvement, knowledge cross-fertilization within and beyond the department. Identify appropriate learning programs for self in line with Business needs and opportunities. Contribute to the database management.
Collaborate with Sales, Application & Technical Service, and our clients Customers for the needs in food applications, trouble-shooting, solution development/understanding, and trainings.
Work closely with Enzyme suppliers in learning and transforming their new technologies to application solutions that will create value to our client and their customers.
Proactively develop the project pipeline in collaboration with the main stakeholders, in line with their KPI’s and profitable growth targets.
Bachelor’s/MSc degree in Food Science, Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry, Cereal Chemistry or equivalent experience. Any further education/PhD is a plus.
Specialized in enzyme functionalities and their analysis, with focus on bakery/food , and a good understanding of various food applications and food science.
Extensive experience (more than 15 years) in enzyme analysis, development, functionalities, and application in bakery/food.
Capable to translate the scientific/technical knowledge into profitable business opportunities.
Working knowledge of innovation processes and project management, in a multi-functional project environment.
Familiar with complex and international environment, within a matrix organization.
Customer focused and solution oriented mindset.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Highly motivated, self-starter, and proactive approach.
Capable of building trusted relationship with both internal and external stakeholders.
Strong team-player skills: build on expertise of others, and able of connecting the dots to drive for success.
All candidates must be able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.