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Ingredients Application Technologist (Meats) - Pri

The role supports our Sales Business Development Director NAM and assists the technical team in product development and production scale up along with daily execution of R&D related lab activities.

Evaluates current and alternative food ingredients, create product recipe and conduct sensory evaluation of new food products to ensure to meet customer needs and requirements.

Participates on cross functional teams to ensure effective resolution of technical issues and support product innovation.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Conducts product development of functional ingredients in the laboratory.
  • Project management - Manage briefs and champion required actions to meet project objectives.
  • Conducts studies of functionality and synergies with the aim of generating innovative functional solutions.
  • Conducts daily analytical testing on finished products to test the formula applicability
  • Supports team and manage product cutting, sensory evaluation, and reformulation of current products. Agent for continuous improvement, drives results and assist in problem solving/root cause investigations of production problems.
  • Supports the Sales managers attending customers meetings along with technical presentation when required
  • Provides continuous assistance to the customer’s technical staff, including on site assistance conducting either pilot plant test or industrial trials
  • Trains new and current team members along with assisting with exhibitions



  • BS Degree in Food Science/Science/Science Technology or equivalent
  • 5+ years minimum experience in R&D roles in ingredients sector


We value:

  • Knowledge of R&D processes in savory industry (meat and dairy)
  • Knowledge of technical application and food regulations
  • Product Development Knowledge
  • Familiarity with laboratory procedures & equipment
  • Pilot plant equipment experience
  • Knowledge of competitor ingredients
  • Full travel availability in North America and eventually, international travels


We offer:


  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs