Ingredients Specialist - Lipids

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    High Wycombe

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  • Salary:

    Up to £51000.00 per annum + car and bonus

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    Tommy Collishaw

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  • Consultant:

    Tommy Collishaw

iO Associates have partnered with a global FMCG business in the search for a Ingredients Specialist to lead their Lipids category.

In this dynamic role you will be developing, building and applying ingredient solutions to products and manufacturing projects with a focus on Lipids.

The role is based in High Wycombe as the Ingredients Specialist you will be responsible for:

  • Leads the Lipids ingredients technical program for UK&I (3+ years) and ensure alignment to deliver the innovation pipeline and future ingredients solutions.
  • Setting the strategic technical agenda for the R&D UK&I over the next 5 years
  • Develop Lipid ingredients toolboxes to support growth innovation agenda
  • Proactively support long term ingredients productivity opportunities for UK&I on the lipids category.
  • Working in partnership with other functions e.g. procurement, supply chain and Quality to ensure top performance on the Lipids category.
  • Build strong internal network with regional and global partners.
  • Build significant supplier and external capabilities network to support ignite and secure an agile delivery of the strategic agenda.

To be considered for the role you will need:

  • Educated to PhD or MSc level, with relevant experience, in a relevant Science subject area - Food Science, Bioscience, Food Materials, Biology, Chemistry or similar.
  • Work experience in Food Manufacturing Departments with some experience of project management
  • Experience of food materials and manufacturing systems
  • Strong technical background, analytical techniques, and processing methodology knowledge
  • Familiarity with the Global regulatory landscape and food and safety legislation.
  • Good knowledge of Lipids (Fats, Oils, emulsifiers and related).
  • Experience working with suppliers and external partners.

In return you will receive a salary up to £51,000 plus a 10% bonus, £5800 car allowance, Single cover Medical Insurance, Matched +3% Pension, Life Assurance, 25 days holiday plus BH and a lot of career progression opportunities.

If you meet most of these criteria and you would like to find out more, don't hesitate to get in touch and apply today.