• Institute of Food Technologists
  • $64,510.00 -86,860.00/year*
  • Flemington , NJ
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 18 Brentwood Ct


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BAKERY CUSTOMER INNOVATION APPLICATIONS SPECIALISTS

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

JOB PURPOSE

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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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