The position will be responsible for the maintaining operations of the meat application laboratory and pilot plant. Position will focus on teaching and coaching the team on the basic knowledge of meat and meatless applications using plant proteins and texture plant proteins. This is a hands-on position with emphasis on creating meat related products and formulas to address customer needs, revising formulas, incorporating new technologies, developing training materials for internal sales team.
ESSENTIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serve as the meat application expert to achieve deliverables and financial targets
Responsible for maintaining pilot plant equipment and safety of operations
Mentor and coach the meat application technologist and pilot plant operators
Train junior scientists and other Bunge colleagues on equipment associated with meat and meatless applications
Focus on developing customer solutions, ingredient characterization, demo formulation, and application shelf life testing.
Work closely with pilot plant lead to ensure best in class capabilities are developed and maintained
Develop demo products that demonstrate the functionality of Bunge proteins in meat and meatless applications
Provide technical expertise to protein ingredient commercial and marketing team. Travel with sales team as needed
Develop and validate test procedures/protocols necessary to characterize competitive proteins and evaluate Bunge protein products and prototypes
Develop presentations and sales materials for proteins sales team
Develop training materials for proteins sales team and internal business teams
Develop safety training program for meat and functional foods application processing equipment
SKILL / EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS:
Master’s degree or Ph.D degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Animal Science or related field required
10+ years of relevant work with meat and meatless food application to offer the best and robust customer solutions
Ability to lead application projects and facilitate the execution of these projects
Ability to create technical presentations and present them in front of technical and non-technical audience
Have worked in plant and manufacturing environments and are familiar with technical challenges in these settings
In depth knowledge in meat equipment handling and operation
Able to work in a fast—paced environment, effectively manage teams and workload to meet deadlines, while ensuing a high standard of quality
Able to define a clear path to achieve objectives.
Monitors process and progress on goal achievement; Keeps others informed.
Great communicator, and likes to lead and work in a family values, team environment
Collaborative mindset, understands the industry and drive results related to business objectives. Strong teamwork, leadership and influencing skills required
Proven oral and written communication and presentation skills
Strong organizational skills, self-starter who is detail-oriented, creative with problem-solving abilities
Demonstrated experience with improvements in safety, productivity and quality
Leadership: Demonstrates the ability to motivate, energize, align and promote change in others related to a common purpose and objectives.
Relationship Management: Builds trusting, productive relationships with internal/external customers, team members, colleagues and stakeholders through transparent, genuine, influential communications.
Business Management: Demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, improve and execute activities related to business operations.
Customer Focused: Demonstrate a full understanding of customer needs and expectations and take action to satisfy them
SCHEDULE & SALARY OPTION:
Standard office hours for full time position
Up to 25% travel (domestic and/or international) may be required for this position
Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.