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Associate Scientist - Pet Nutrition - Fort Collins, CO or Harvard, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Associate Scientist - Pet Nutrition - Fort Collins, CO or Harvard, ILThis is a full-time, exempt position.This person can work in either our Fort Collins, CO or our Harvard, IL location.MAIN FUNCTION:This role functions as a key driver behind new product development within functional products (soft chews, powders and liquids) for the pet treat & supplement business. This position will liaise with clients to define technical attributes, as well as to create concepts and develop accompanying products.
The role will help drive sales through creating innovative, market-leading products; building and strengthening relationships with customers, vendors and partners; and demonstrating solid formulation and technical knowledge. This position will be based in ADM's Ft. Collins, CO or Harvard, IL location, and the individual will be required to travel to other ADM North American sites for project and scale-up work.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK PERFORMED:Accountable for new product development and prototyping for functional products by developing complete formulas to client specificationsAccountable for scale-up of product prototypes through commercialization phaseAccountable for sample and prototype production in the labExplore new ingredients, technologies, product formats and trends, etc to drive innovationCollaborate with cross functional teams within ADM to assist in research and customer projectsUtilize industry knowledge to help marketing drive creation and implementation of productsResponsible for developing and maintaining relationships with customers, alongside Account ManagersResponsible for supporting ADM growth strategy initiatives KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:Sense of urgency, adaptability, communication, technical mindset, quality-minded, collaboration, flexibility, teamwork, dependability, curiosity, integrity and a commitment to safety.KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:BS or higher with 3-5 years of experience or Associates Degree with 7+ years of experienceSolid Mathematical Skills - The individual is comfortable with basic calculations, ratio scaling, fraction proportioning, percentage calculations, along with graphing techniques, predictive modeling, etc.Solid Food Science Skills - The individual is comfortable with basic food science principles, including knowledge of food chemistry, lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and the principles of food processing.Computer Skills - The individual is comfortable with computer usage, internet access, Microsoft WORD, EXCEL and Email ( or similar program) usage, along with ability to create, edit, manipulate WORD and EXCEL files as well as basic presentation development using PowerPoint or other.Teamwork Skills - The individual has ability to work closely within a team with productive results. Able to share workload with others. Able to communicate in a friendly yet business appropriate manner.Project Management Skills - The individual is capable of planning, organizing and managing the efforts to accomplish a successful project; a project is a one-time activity that produces a specific output.Industry Knowledge - The individual has basic knowledge of target industry including key companies, technologies, cost and geographical factors. Appropriate understanding of consumer drivers.Analytical Skills - The individual is comfortable with basic instrument calibration, usage and reporting skills.Problem Solving Skills - The individual is capable of problem/root cause identification, alternative solution consideration and ultimate recommendation and selection of workable solution.Written Skills - The individual is able to prepare basic business and Email correspondence with appropriate word selection and usage.Verbal Communication Skills - The individual is capable of clear verbal communication to supervisors, managers, team members and business contacts. Able to express ideas and needs clearly.Bench Development Aptitude - Understanding of food manufacturing equipment operating procedures and desire to perform hands on development work with minimal supervision.Salary/Wage Range: $50K to $70KBonus Eligible: NoThis position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. REF: 74952BR

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