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Senior Scientist, Dairy – Erlanger, KY
ADM Nutrition
This is a full time, exempt position

Position Summary:
The individual holding this position is expected to have high level knowledge of dairy science & processing (including ice cream and yogurt), formula development, processing equipment, and ingredient trouble-shooting.
The areas of expertise need to include:

  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Liquid Dairy
  • Dairy RTD Development (including protein-fortification and/or coffee)
  • Flavor Application
  • Manufacturing Scale-up: bench to pilot plant and pilot plant to commercialization experience.

The position will require some travel to customers. Prior experience with dairy product development is required. A successful candidate will need to have strong presentation skills and the ability to rapidly develop a relationship with internal and external customers. Some experience with regulatory and labeling is preferred.
Key Roles:

  • Technical leadership of the dairy segment
  • Accountable for developing formulas for dairy applications
  • Collaboration and cooperation with other employees, including acting as a mentor to other product developers
  • Responsible for leading complex projects
  • Accountable for designing and running experiments
  • Responsible for maintaining customer relationships

Core Competencies:
Sense of urgency, acceptance of change, communication, strong technical knowledge, collaboration, flexibility, teamwork, problem solving, dependability, curiosity, integrity and a commitment to safety.
BS/MS (Science) with 10+ yrs dairy (including yogurt and ice cream) product development experience;
PhD with 5-7 yrs dairy (including yogurt and ice cream) product development experience

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.

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