As our next Senior Scientist, Meat at Corbion, you will be a member of the Meat Application, Research, Technology and Sciences (ARTS) team, focused on applications, development and implementation of solutions and innovations for the North American meat market. You will serve as the key knowledge carrier of meat science in terms of Preservation, Oxidation and Ingredient Interaction. You will play a strategically important, customer-facing role, using your expertise in applied meat science and years of manufacturing experience to help create and apply innovative solutions that grow the company's meat and poultry business. You'll be part of a global team of scientists and technologists working together in a dynamic culture unlike any other. At Corbion, company leadership is accessible and collaborative, every day is different than the next, diverse career paths are possible, your voice counts and your work is what matters most. In short, Corbion is a place where insightful, creative people can make a meaningful impact in the food industry and in everyday lives.
Lead Meat Innovation Platforms to achieve Innovation Strategy targets.
Represents the Corbion expertise at customers and research associations.
Works in close collaboration with Microbiologists and Sensory Scientists in the ARTS team. Coordinate the application work in multidisciplinary and cross-functional project teams, either as (technical) project lead, or as application work stream lead. This includes ideation, reviewing and identifying new projects, developing and executing technical plans, collecting and analyzing data, communicating results and project status, generating reports, making presentations, and/or publishing papers and/or patents.
Lead and assist with the design and execution of challenge studies and shelf-life studies in fresh and cooked processed meat product in BSL-2 microbiology laboratory. Coordinate taste panels for meat products manufactured by external customers as well as internal lab samples in order to evaluate the impact of ingredients on sensory attributes.
Execute application projects and deliver value propositions to the customers. Manage the meat laboratory, which includes completing the day to day activities necessary to maintain the equipment, lab safety, training material, and placing orders to restock inventory.
Provides meat technical training leadership to sales, distributors and internal customers.
Collaborates with customers in (joint) product/application development projects and provides product application support including troubleshooting, problem solving, technical assistance meat application work and predictive modeling.
Other duties as determined by business needs.
Masters of Science (Meat Science, Food Science or related Major), or Bachelors of Science with 5+ years of relevant industry experience.
Minimum 5 years of R&D (technical, product application development) experience in meat/food science. A track record of successful meat/food science related research and publications are strongly preferred.
Minimum 3 years of project management experience.
Ability to set-up and effectively manage a pilot meat facility.
Open and easy communicator: Able to listen well and work together with sales, marketing, customers, applications, product development and food microbiology.
Able to bring in and translate scientific knowledge to projects and to the business.
Self-starter/time management: Able to initiate projects and bring new ideas into the organization. Capable of self-management, and multiple projects/tasks management.
Team-player: Builds on expertise of others, and is able to connect the dots to drive for optimal results for Corbion.
Problem solving skills, understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis.
Customer focus, drive for results/can-do mentality: Work with high motivation and passion to deliver results.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills: Work successfully in cross-functional teams and matrix work environment.
May need to travel overnight 20-30%.
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2019, Corbion generated annual sales of € 976.4 million and had a workforce of 2,138 FTEs. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com