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Application Specialist - Convenience Foods

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Job ID 124544 Date posted 07/12/2021 Location : Singapore, Singapore

Job Purpose and Impact

The Application Specialist – Convenience Foods will collaborate with a team to execute the business plan to meet business goals. We seek a motivated professional who will identify and execute new business development projects and lead, prioritize and report on the portfolio of new business development projects. This key role will assure that new technologies and tools are utilized to provide competitive customer focused solutions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Establish and cultivate effective relationships with customers to maintain existing business and gain new ones
  • Provide in-depth technical solutions in ingredients, formulations and process procedures to customers
  • Participate with sales and marketing leaders on customer events, account planning, and the use of salesforce.com
  • Lead research projects and execute applications development work, ensuring projects are appropriately resourced and executed
  • Support the application center, ensuring a safe working environment and food safety compliance
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science & Technology, or related fields
  • Minimum of six years of work experience in food industry
  • Strong scientific knowledge in ingredients and process technologies related to convenience foods, e.g. sauce & dressing, canned food, ready-to-eat meal, dry premix, emulsion & encapsulation, processed cheese
  • Knowledge in using laboratory instrumentation (e.g. rheometer, texture analyzer, particle size analyzer, microscope, etc.) and pilot-plant equipment (e.g. Stephan cooker, homogenizer, spray dryer)
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Skilled in professional and effective presentation
  • Experience in product development and manufacturing activities
  • Ability to develop customer relationships and trust through technical knowledge and expertise
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