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Tereos is the third largest sugar group in the world and the third biggest player in the European starch market. Sugars and cereal derived sweeteners count for more than half of the Group’s turnover.
The R&D strategy supports Tereos in its ambition to strengthen its leadership position as a supplier of innovative nutritional and sustainable sweetening solutions.
To strengthen our carbohydrate development team, we are looking for an enzyme technologist. The person will be part of the Corporate Technology team and report to the Carbohydrate Innovation Team Leader.
In your role as enzyme technology expert, you will lead applied and basic research activities leading to new product and process developments.
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The following are roles & responsibilities for the Carbohydrate Innovation Scientist, enzyme technology :
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The ideal candidate holds an advanced scientific degree (PhD), or at minimum a Master degree in bio-
chemistry, bio-engineering, food science or a related scientific field and brings minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience.
The candidate will have a strong background in carbohydrate chemistry and enzymology and brings prior experience in developing enzyme solutions to develop new food ingredients or improve existing ones.
The individual has experience in scaling up enzyme catalyzed processes and transfer of technology to manufacturing.
The candidate will combine strong scientific knowledge with technical skills and a hands-on approach. Project management skills and being able to drive all aspects of product development from an innovative idea to market launch are required.
The ability to manage and priorities multiple projects with complex scientific information requiring high attention to detail and intense deadline
A good understanding of the business environment is essential. The ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects requiring high attention to detail and intense deadlines will contribute to success in the role.
The person has experience working in a collaborative team-oriented environment and is at ease to interact and collaborate with all functional levels and functions.
The ability to present ideas effectively and to communicate with all levels of management is required.
The person is a team player with energy and drive, and a results-oriented approach.
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The position is based in Aalst, Belgium, where Tereos’ Global New Product and Process Development department is located.
Traveling to the Tereos Campus Europe in France, the production sites and the external partners is needed.