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Application Specialist - Dairy & Beverage

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Job ID 178004 Date posted 01/13/2022 Location : Gurgaon, India

Job Purpose and Impact

The Application Specialist- Dairy & Beverage will define and execute research and development projects on process and product development. In this role, you will be responsible for ideation, building business cases and project proposals. You will communicate the conclusions and follow up actions with relevant departments to ensure strong stakeholder management.

Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the innovation pipeline and portfolio with ideas for the conversion of scientific research and growth of distinctive product and process offerings and support parts of more complex innovation and cost improvement projects.
  • Assist in managing process improvement and novel ingredients discovery and communicate project results, recommending actionable next steps to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Secure innovation property rights by collaborating with intellectual asset management to assist with the development of strategies, processes, and control mechanisms to ensure compliance with regulations and company policies.
  • Participate research and development innovation growth by collaborating with businesses and with technology partners such as universities, research and development organizations and industry forums.
  • Conduct research and experiments and analyze results including interpretation of completed trial results.
  • 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 a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering 
  • Basic understanding of hydrocolloids and emulsifiers chemistry, its functional benefits and its working mechanism in dairy and beverage system
  • Considerate knowledge on emulsion technology and Rheology.
  • Working experience on key dairy and beverage processing and analytical equipment’s – UHT, Homogenizer, Retort, Ice cream freezer etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of Starches & Sweeteners, Hydrocolloids, Lecithin, Functional Systems, Fats/ Oils or other related ingredients
  • Good problem solving and critical thinking, with good business acumen
  • Good reporting and presentation skills
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