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Color Scientist - Erlanger, KY


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Job Title: Color Scientist - Erlanger, KY
Location: Erlanger, KY, South United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

Color Scientist (Erlanger, KY)

This is a full time exempt position.

Position Summary

The color scientist will work closely with other departments to develop commercial products in food, beverage and pet food using colors from internal sources. This role will have the opportunity to build new color blends to support customer needs, run color analytical data for existing and new colors and source new colors when needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Have a basic understanding of natural and artificial colors and be able to apply that knowledge to the food, beverage and pet food industry
  • Directs and trains lab technicians in execution of work. May also train additional Scientists
  • Follows basic GMP, ISO Procedures, GLP, Safety, Lab Notebooks and/or other electronic documentation tools
  • Development of cost effective, stable colors.
  • Completes relevant stability testing, costing, documentation and commercialization.
  • Will have direct customer interaction
  • Trouble-shoots any issues regarding formulations/manufacturing procedures, etc.
  • Makes recommendations and implements them based on trouble-shooting research
  • Reduce formula costs on existing products, completing vital stability and commercialization efforts
  • Evaluates and recommends new sources of raw materials and laboratory tools
  • Updates and maintains related documentation pertaining to products, processes and customers.
  • May accompany account executives on sales calls as technical support
  • Provides information for and proof- reads demo sheets and required certificates prior to shipping with samples/finished products for accuracy
  • Coordination of sample shipments with shipping department in accordance to customer/salesperson guidelines
  • Completes work on time and accurately
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and continues to acquire color and color interaction knowledge
  • Performs multiple tasks daily, with the flexibility of re-arranging daily workload to accommodate higher priority needs
  • Must remain aware of industry trends
  • Develop prototypes using color that meets customer needs
  • Develop color blends that meet customer needs
  • Complete Analytical testing on colors
  • Support manufacturing of colors in production setting
  • Attend customer calls / presentations as needed

Job Requirements

  • BS, or higher, degree in Food Science or related field; with 5 - 10 years' experience in the chemistry of color and how to formulate color products, but industry related a must
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Appropriate customer interaction skills
  • Holds high regard for company safety values/practices
  • Has accuracy and precision in their daily work
  • Analytical, problem solving and experimental design skills
  • Digital literacy; Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Able to manage time well in a fast paced environment
  • Social skills, ability to work in a team/cross-functional environment
Employees in this position working at this location are [or may be] exposed to various potential chemical and food allergens due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job. If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at the location, please notify the hiring manager.
This 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.
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.

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Job Post Date: 06/05/20
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