This position is responsible for new ideas evaluation, laboratory maintenance, development or improvement of gas applications, comprehensive technical documentation and offering packages, technical publications, customer demo trials, and implementation of successful solutions at customer sites.
Examples of gas applications in food/beverage processing may include fast freezing, mixing/chilling/cooling, packaging, dispensing, inerting & blanketing, and grinding.
Food products covers a wide range of variety: meat/poultry, fish/seafood, fruit/vegetable, bakery, dairy, ice cream, ready meal, snack, edible oil, and beverage.
Generate and evaluate innovative ideas of industrial gas applications in the market segment of processing and preservation for food/beverage products. Build a healthy long-term pipeline of technology development to differentiate company in the marketplace.
Plan and execute application development projects. Use scientific principles in industrial gases and food processing to invent attractive technology that differentiates our offerings in the marketplace. Effectively leverage internal and external resources to speed up the progress and achieve short-term technical and business goals.
Work closely with commercial technology, marketing, and business teams within Asia region for new application ideas and improvements of existing offerings.
Support market promotion and identify opportunities for penetration into key customers and commercialization of existing technology to compete/win/retain gas business.
Establish technical collaboration and networking with top food companies. Develop a close relationship and high reputation within the Asia food community (industry, research institutes, associations, government).
Present technical papers in related conferences or magazines and support market promotion and technical branding.
Maintain and upgrade Asia Food Lab to support development efforts and customer demo trials.
Work closely with global counterparts for transfer and localization of application offerings and best-known practices to benefit Asia business.
The position requires an advanced degree in Food/Nutrition/Pharmaceutic Processing, Chemical Engineering, or a related field, with >5 years of industrial and R&D experience in food/beverage manufacturing process and equipment. Master degree is required.
The incumbent must be an experienced researcher passionate about disruptive innovation, with strong technical competency, good business and market sense; technical selling/marketing skills will be a plus. Must be proficient in product application development process flow and customer interactions.
Prior experience with proven success in the following areas is strongly preferred: food freezing process and equipment design, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), industrial cryogenic, industrial gas manufacturing and applications.
Have a high degree of hands-on equipment experience, with strong underlying engineering, project management, and execution skills.
Be proficient or interested in learning how to develop attractive proposals with both technical and commercial contents, in order to win sales from potential prospects.
Must be result driven and possess strong desire for success, can-do attitude, with demonstrated behaviors in aiming high, self-initiation, proactive follow-up to drive projects to successful end results.
Think creatively in finding alternative solutions to a problem. Solid background in six sigma practice and Blackbelt methodology is highly desirable.
Be well organized with exceptional knowledge management and documentation skills.
Excellent communication skills in presenting complex technical concepts to customers or business team.
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