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Scientist, Applications & Custom Solutions, T&H, US/Canada - Dairy & Dairy Alternatives

Company: Ingredion
Location: White Marsh
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Ingredion is hiring a Scientist to work with our Applications teams and support management of the White Marsh Idea Labs facility. The role will be responsible for managing projects and functional portfolio, developing new ingredients and solutions, publishing technical and go-to-market materials, overseeing preparation of customer prototypes and documentation, and supporting key customer projects. The Scientist will lead and support multidisciplinary new product development and applied research projects.
As a Scientist, Applications & Custom Solutions, your responsibilities will include:
Developing and furthering Dairy and Dairy Alternatives strategy working with global and regional teams to identify and bring new ingredients to market. Identify current gaps and develop new capabilities and expertise.
Develop relationships with customers in target markets and work with internal & external resources/partners to deliver formulated solutions and technical information to support customer projects globally.
Working with go-to-market teams to understand project/market needs in growing sectors, define shared work plans, and gain support/input throughout project timelines.
Developing new dairy and dairy alternative concepts leveraging ingredients and processes which can be applied regionally and globally. Using extensive industrial expertise to develop and commercialize new ingredients and technologies. Investigate and assess new ingredients and technologies available for product development improvements. Ensuring team designs and conducting appropriate experiments in the laboratory and pilot plant to advance projects to completion.
Developing technical presentations to be presented at organization meetings and trade shows.
Keeping appropriate records to support IP strategy and develop patent applications. Conducting prior art searches (literature, patents) related to projects and stay abreast of Dairy and Dairy Alternative technology and external environment (market trends, IP landscape).
This role is well-suited for you if you:
Drive delivery of plans to support company strategy.
Set, prioritize, and enable the achievement of ambitious goals through others.
Ensure delivery of team goals and cross-team alignment
Motivate team to deliver in high quality on-time and on-target.
Are a creative problem solver with a drive for invention and innovation Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor's degree in food science, food Engineering, or a related discipline with a minimum of seven years of hands-on experience in food formulation and solid understanding of food science principles.
Preferred Candidates will have MS and/or PHD degree with given experience.
Experience in the scale-up and commercialization of consumer-packaged goods is highly desirable.
Demonstrated hands-on product development experience and knowledge in Dairy & Dairy Alternative Category Application segment (Yogurt & Fermented Milk products, Cheese, Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, Ready-to-Drink Beverages, and their Plant-Based Alternatives)
Knowledge of ingredient selection and differentiation related to selecting and formulating with Starches, Hydrocolloids, Proteins, Specialty Sweeteners, Flavors, Enzymes, and Cultures regarding Dairy and Dairy Alternative applications.
Ability to mentor and build capabilities in innovation and new product development to deliver excellence in food formulation.
Ability to inform and influence decisions at all levels in the organization.
Excellent technical skills with the ability to act as a recognized technical lead for the Dairy and Dairy Alternative Category within the Innovation and Go-to-Market communities.
Flexible and adaptable, comfortable leading multiple projects concurrently.
Curiosity and creativity with a customer-focused mindset with ability to proactively inspire change.
Analytical and critical thinker with excellent business acumen and strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to engage and build working relationships effectively with diverse stakeholders across functions and levels of the organization.
Experience with SAP, Salesforce, and Formulation Management systems. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Ingredion seeks to provide a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability-mental or physical-marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability resulting from military service, or any other classification protected by law ("protected classifications"). We are committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.Relocation Available: Yes, Within Country

Keywords: Ingredion, Baltimore , Scientist, Applications & Custom Solutions, T&H, US/Canada - Dairy & Dairy Alternatives, Other , White Marsh, Maryland

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