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Senior Food Scientist - Beverage Applications

Company: Tate & Lyle
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Senior Food Scientist*, Technical ServiceReporting To: Category Technical ManagerLocation: Hoffman EstatesDescription/Job Summary:A Senior Food Scientist will provide technical support to new or existing customers with growth potential to grow sales of Tate & Lyle ingredients. This position requires a technical professional with 5+ years of experience in the food industry with strong knowledge of food systems, ingredient functionality, and processing across a broad range of food applications. The candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a large number of customers across a broad range of applications. Contribution is measured through quality growth in the technical project pipeline and conversion of technical opportunities to sales. Willingness to travel up to 50%.Responsibilities:Develop close working relationship with the technical community at customers and within Tate & LyleLeads customer projects and provides technical expertise to address customer issues.Partners with sales teams to build a strong project pipeline by identifying and shaping new opportunities.Capture new technical leads/opportunities to build a strong project pipeline in CRM system. Independently review projects, growth, and ability to move projects through development stages.Responsible for understanding customer needs and using these insights to support solution design, pipeline development and technical strategies.Understands customer culture, capabilities, structures and processes utilizing these insights to support the development of fit for purpose solutions.Follows and shares market intelligence and industry trends to contribute to solution development.Promote Tate & Lyle's technical leadership position by presenting new product ideas and technologies to existing and potential customers.Supports customers in using ingredients by leveraging understanding of Tate & Lyle's ingredients portfolio and their applications.Creates recognition for Tate & Lyle"-- -s ingredients/technologies by developing and fostering relationships within the industry.Builds relationships with key decision makers in customer organizations leading to new opportunities.Builds a strong and diverse internal network to be able to draw upon the right sources of expertise as required.Work cross functionally within Tate & Lyle (e.g. Research, Applications, Analytical, Product Management, etc.) to ensure customer performance goals are metKey Competencies:Understands and anticipates customer/market aims, needs, processes and success measures, to better develop and position solutions that have real impact.Combines insights on technical expertise, the external environment and our customers' business with a deep understanding of Tate & Lyle to drive commercially astute business decisions consistent with our strategic objectives.Thinks creatively, analytically and holistically, employing innate curiosity to explore problems and generate impactful solutions.Carries out rigorous and high-quality research that elevates Tate & Lyle's brand as a world-class solutions provider.Acts as an advisor, both internally to drive the direction of Tate & Lyle and externally to inform thinking and action when solving complex problems.Leverages a deep understanding of stakeholders, partners and customers to influence and collaborate effectively.Takes accountability for delivering world class solutions.Pro-actively takes ownership and shows initiative in leading and contributing to high-quality and timely work.Qualifications:Education: MS or BS in Food Science or other related field5+ years of experience in the food industry. Food formulation experience and understanding of food systems and ingredient functionality required.Broad industry experience including experience drawing on relationship management and professional maturity.Willingness to travel up to 50% (car and/or air)Experience with beverage and dairy a plus.The Job title, role and responsibilities are subject to change based on qualifications / experience of the candidate and the business needs of the company.California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"-- -) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: Tate & Lyle, Hoffman Estates , Senior Food Scientist - Beverage Applications, Hospitality & Tourism , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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