Ingredion Incorporated Senior Food Technologist - Technical Service in CO, United States

JOB TITLE: Senior Food Technologist – Technical Service

LOCATION: Englewood, CO

REPORTS TO: Manager, Technical Service – Western Region

Ingredion is hiring a Senior Technical Service Technologist to provide technical support to customers for a broad range of food applications. The Technologist will assist customers in new product development and developing new and creative food concepts to showcase innovative ingredient solutions. Activities will include promoting functional ingredients and solutions, conducting bench/in-house, pilot plant and production scale trials at customers utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices and performing troubleshooting investigations. You will have responsibility for maintaining excellent working relationships with technical individuals at key customer accounts. You will assist the development of ideas for technology improvements and cost savings and will collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Applications and the Go-To-Market team to promote functional, value-added ingredients and solutions to meet customer needs.

As Senior Technologist, your responsibilities will mainly include:

  • Providing technical expertise and support to customers for a broad range of food & beverage applications.

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the company’s technologies, solutions, and their applications in customers’ products.

  • Promoting functional value-added ingredients and recommending solutions by phone/e-mail, face-to-face meetings, presentations, and at trade shows.

  • Forming strong customer relationships with key technical individuals and decision makers at customer accounts.

  • Working collaboratively with our Go-To-Market team to provide technical support in recommending solutions to customers, crafting customer value, and building knowledge to execute goals.

  • Developing and conducting trainings for customers and our Go-To-Market team, including development of prototypes that demonstrate the functionality and value of the ingredients being presented.

  • Leading multiple customer projects to prioritize, develop, and implement the Go-To-Market strategy with sales account managers and working in cross-functional teams.

  • Leading and supporting internal initiatives in support of the company’s business strategies

The Senior Technologist position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Have a passion for food and the food industry and enthusiasm to communicate to a wide audience.

  • Like to work on the bench and/or in the pilot plant developing formulations and testing ingredient performance.

  • Can handle ambiguity and be a creative problem solver.

  • Can offer new ideas, think out-of-the-box and continuously learn.

  • Embrace change and can adapt to changing customer priorities.

  • Work collaboratively with peers, manager, team leads, key partners

Qualified candidates will have:

  • BS/MS in Food Science/Food Engineering or other related scientific discipline with 3+ years of experience in the food and beverage industry.

  • Demonstrated experience of innovative, hands-on concept development, and formulation using laboratory and/or pilot plant equipment.

  • Basic knowledge of common food processes, food ingredient functionality and ingredient interactions such as starches, hydrocolloids, fats, proteins etc., is required.

  • Proven project management skills and experience in executing work and delivering projects on time. Understanding of how project plans and priorities are set.

  • Demonstrated experience in interactions with ingredient manufacturers or consumer good manufacturing companies.

  • Starch technology experience desired. Microscopy techniques knowledge preferred.

  • Knowledge of the principles of continuous improvement (i.e. Lean Six Sigma, 5S, etc.) and statistical data analysis preferred.

  • Have a professional affiliation to a professional association (food industry – IFT, ACCT, ISBT, ADS, etc) is preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (technical reports for internal and external distribution, presentations, etc.) and presentations to medium to large groups desired.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.) is required.

  • Familiarity with product formulation software is preferred.

  • Ability to travel 35-40% of the time.

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.