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Principal Scientist Sweeteners

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Tate & Lyle North American Inc.

Hoffman Estates, IL

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The Team: Tate & Lyle is a global leader in providing ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industries. With 2016 sales of $3 billion USD and 4 thousand employees, Tate & Lyle operates from over 30 locations and a network of research centers worldwide. Built on over 150 years of leadership in sweeteners, as an ingredient supplier and innovator, Tate & Lyle is transforming itself into a specialty provider in the global food and beverage space. Today Tate & Lyle makes hundreds of ingredients, which go into thousands of\u00a0products, enjoyed by millions of consumers around the world every day. Creating and evolving world class innovation capabilities is a key part of Tate & Lyle\u2019s growth strategy. Tate & Lyle\u2019s Innovation and Commercial Development function (ICD) is at the heart of this innovation model and it is where this position will reside. ICD brings together research and development, open innovation, platform management and global marketing into one fully integrated global team. ICD connects consumer needs with leading-edge science to provide innovative ingredients and solutions for our customers and their consumers. Today, Tate & Lyle\u2019s ingredients and solutions are well positioned to enable us to partner with our customers to meet global consumer demands for healthier and better tasting food and drink. Together with our customers we are working towards sustainable advancement in reducing sugar, calorie and fat content. In doing so, we are creating better food and beverages options for consumers and for the society in which we operate. Come join us as we work together, connecting science and consumer insights to innovate and create extraordinary offerings across the marketplace and the globe. The Role Details Upon joining the team, you will immediately become part of a dynamic and changing, cross-functional team, interacting with experts in the area of sweeteners, process engineering, sensory testing, nutrition, product registration, global regulatory compliance, procurement and manufacturing. Jointly you will work together to develop and introduce new sweetener technology offerings to the food and beverage marketplace. You will be a synergistic collaborator on all projects you are involved in and in some cases you will be leading the project coordination or formally functioning as project manager. You will be a key part of our evolving workplace and progress us in our efforts for continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Maintaining a safety mindset Identifying opportunities, followed by chemistry ideation and hands-on development in close collaboration with application research Assessing initial technical and economic feasibility Designing approaches for commercial sale up in cooperation with process engineers Developing and maintain knowledge of cutting edge\/new technologies and competitor activity Creating and documenting intellectual property in invention disclosures, patent applications and technical reports Operating as a strong team player, both as a team member and as a team\/project leader across multiple projects Mentoring and developing colleagues Basic Qualifications Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering Strong track record of technical, behavioral and thought leadership Established professional with 5 years of experience in ingredient development or a related industrial field Technical expert in one or more of the area of organic chemistry, enzymatic biotransformation, separation science Strong knowledge and industrial hands-on experience in the area of new product development and optimization of structure-activity relationships Ability to develop and champion independent ideas for new product development Record of publications and\/or patents Strong skills in providing technology guidance and colleague development through mentoring and coaching Personal alignment with Tate and Lyle\u2019s Core Values (safety, integrity, respect) and Performance Values (accountability, achievement, creativity, speed and teamwork) Preferred qualifications Experience in the development of sweetener ingredients Expertise in natural products identification and isolation Track record of new product development and optimization based on optimizing structure-activity relationships Hands on experience in use of enzymes for chemical transformations Strong external network and experience in developing industrial and academic partners in relevant technical areas Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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