28 days old

Senior Scientist

balchem
Bridgeton, MO 63044
  • Job Code
    121560904

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Scientist, Flavors R&D will leverage their scientific training and industrial experience to develop and scale-up new flavor products and systems for the food and beverage market. This position is expected to take on projects with significant technical challenges. Ability to work cross-functionally to determine goals and timetables for projects; ensure diligence in development, scale up, and commercialization of products; to drive innovation and deliver on business goals is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead and champion a culture of safety.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in product development and innovation.
  • Ensures diligence in development, scale up and commercialization of products and technologies.
  • Drives change in a complex, fast-paced business environment.
  • Conceptual, creative and analytic problem solving the ability to break down complex issues and simplify by focusing on what matters.
  • Leverage technical and functional expertise to solve broader business issues.
  • Understand the commercialization process with proven experience of its application.
  • Ability to learn new categories quickly and provide appropriate guidance.
  • Achieves end-to-end success by taking ideas from their conceptual stage to marketplace execution.
  • A professional who believes that the consumer is the starting point for all R&D activities.
  • Have a proven track record of delivering extraordinary results.
  • Mentor junior scientists and technicians who are not formal direct reports.
  • Meet with customers and represent Balchem's technology as required.
  • Represent Balchem in industry groups and trade associations.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position requires a scientist with expertise in confectionary applications from both processing and formulation standpoint. The candidate will have deep expertise in confectionary ingredients and applications, with knowledge of a wide area of food ingredients and their functionality, such as starches, flours, gums/hydrocolloids, proteins, fats, emulsifiers, dietary fibers and sweeteners.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or Chemistry, or related fields plus 8+ years of applicable work experience, or master's degree plus 5+ years of applicable work experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the Confectionery is preferred.
  • A solid track record of successful new technology development, new product innovation, and commercializing of new products.
  • Experience in translating unmet consumer needs with commercial objectives into science and technology strategies and plans.
  • Advanced problem solving and evaluation capabilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strength in Food Chemistry and Food Processing.
  • Collaborative skills allowing effective interactions with Marketing teams, Operations and Manufacturing Teams, Quality and Regulatory Compliance Teams and Senior Management.

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Posted: 2020-07-14 Expires: 2020-08-14

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