AAK USA Inc. is a global leader with over 100 years of history in producing and selling value-adding vegetable oil solutions for food and non-food applications. Our products go into food market sectors such as bakery, dairy, confectionary, and infant nutrition, and our non-food applications include fats and oils for use in personal care products, candles, animal feed, and much more. AAK has industry leading products, services and technologies that enable our customers to succeed. We have a proven track record of working side by side with our customers to create solutions that work. Further information on AAK can be found on the company s website www.aak.com.
Due to unprecedented growth, we are currently seeking to hire an experienced Bakery Customer Innovation Applications Specialists for locations in Edison, NJ, Louisville, KY and Richmond, CA
This hands on position will support all activities of the Customer Innovation function including: (1) product application and development (50%); (2) technical customer support (30%), (3) bench experimentation/research (20%)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage customer driven as well as self-directed product development projects with a focus on bakery category
Perform and/or assist the formulation of fat based solutions in bakery and confections for baked products
Assist with formulation and provide customer support for product and ingredient development in other food application segments (frying, special nutrition, plant based-dairy).
Conduct fats and oils analysis as required, perform data analysis and write product specifications
Provide comprehensive technical service/support to internal and external customers
Conduct and oversee pilot plant/plant trials including sample fulfillment
Interface with sales, marketing and operations to accomplish business segment goals
Work with customers to develop new products and introduce novel uses for existing products
Develop and lead educational product application seminars
Up to 20% local and national travel
AAK USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to workforce diversity. EOE. M/F/D/V.
BA/BS, preferably in food science, chemistry or a related field.
3-5 years of experience in the bakery area (formulations, products, market) and culinary training and/or experience is a plus
Hands-on background and familiarity with ingredients (interactions, processing conditions, equipment and evaluations)
Strong project management skills and adequate business acumen
Team oriented and capable to work independently
Previous experience with product formulations highly desirable
Good laboratory skills is required and a basic knowledge of fats and oil chemistry is a plus
Familiarity with AOCS Methods is highly desirable.
Good communication and presentation skills are a must for interaction with customers and functioning in a team environment.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the US, now and in the future, without sponsorship
NOTES: 3 openings. About AAK USA, Inc AAK USA Inc. is a global leader with over 140 years of history in producing and selling value-adding vegetable oils and fats solutions for food and non-food applications. Our products go into food market sectors such as Bakery, Chocolate, Dairy, Confectionary, Food Service and Special Nutrition, and our non-food applications include fats and oils for use in Personal Care products, Candles, Animal feed, and much more. AAK has industry leading products, services and technologies that enable our customers to succeed. Our unique Co-Development approach brings our customers skills and know-how together with our own capabilities and mindset for lasting results. Please visit our website at www.aak.com More Jobs from This Employer More Jobs Like This BAKERY CUSTOMER INNOVATION APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST-Louisville, KY Louisville, Kentucky AAK USA, Inc 2 Months Ago CUSTOMER INNOVATION APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS Edison, New Jersey AAK USA, Inc 2 Months Ago BACK TO TOP Associated topics: cafe, chief chef, deli chef, executive chef, executive kitchen, lead, service, sous, sushi, tavern
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