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CSST EU Product Specialist Carrageenan and BioPolymers

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CSST EU Product Specialist Carrageenan and BioPolymers

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary Proactively support the Segment/Product Line Lead to the build of the Segment/Product Line(S/PL) strategy and with limited oversight support it’s communication & execution including launches, SKU management etc; to effectively & independently liaise between the relevant functions, to proactively ensure the optimal value creation and return on investment through cross function collaboration; back-up/delegate for the S/PL managers as needed; and maintain a high level of product knowledge and expertise.

Principal Accountabilities

_45% Direct support to the Product Line Manager_

+ Support the build and execution of the Segment/Product Line (S/PL) strategy and delivery of the budgeted value creation and preparation for subsequent years (Annual plan, 3 years' business plan and strategy)

+ Deputise for the Segment/ Product Line lead as required

+ SKU portfolio management in alignment with Product Line Manager including ensuring the coherence of the portfolio by application & functionality (including cross product line) ; in alignment with the S/PL strategy and plans; and ensuring the relevant documentation is maintained; and including the segmentation of the portfolio into differentiated, mid value and commodity products and the creation of the value propositions for at least the differentiated products

+ SKU management in alignment with Product Line Manager including core, ripe, new and current products etc, e.g. new product management, rationalization, re-formulation etc - to conclusion, ensuring the coherence of the portfolio and including specification definition (with FSQR - quality), method development (with process and product development teams), full documentation, alignment to FSQR/legislation/accreditations etc; initiating new SKU creation, managing sample software, follow up & tracking of success and specifically build the value proposition for our products; and lead SKU management meetings to ensure alignment; in alignment with the S/PL strategy and plans

+ Deliver S/PL technical trainings aligned with the S/PL _30% Internal Liaison and Collaboration_

+ Primary liaison with all the relevant functions as product technical expert

+ toensure the exchange of data, information, trends, competitive activities is supplied to the S/PL leaders to support the strategy build and execution

+ to ensure the execution of the S/PL strategy, plans, launches and projects including NPSS(new product service or solution), business optimization, etc. _10% Assurance of customer delivery_

+ IBP management (led by the IBP manager) including preparation of the data used in the IBP process and specifically supporting opportunity review step (led by S/PL M, Product Specialist to delegate for, intheir absence) & demand review (led by S/PL M, Product Specialist to delegate for, in their absence) e.g. production planning, allocation management & ensure full communication across the stakeholders _15% Assurance of Customer Satisfaction_

+ Product launch coherence (led by the Project Manager) including management of any new products, all technical documentation, training, follow up & tracking of success etc as PL tag


Minimum Required Qualifications

+ BSc (or BAC 5)or equivalent vocational education/apprenticeship in Food Science, Chemistry, Technology or related topic

Preferred Qualifications

+ More than 10 years experience once fully trained (7y if MSc; 5y if Ph.D) in Technical Service provision for texturizing ingredients in the food industry; Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project management or applications or technical service or similar

+ Technical knowledge and experience in Carrageenan and BioPolymers. Practical experience in applying ingredients in food.

+ Experience in an appropriate Ingredient supplier in R&D preferably in PPD, TS, Applications

+ Experience with cross-functional and multi-cultural teams.

+ Experience at building competitive advantage through the use of the organization’s technical capabilities, and by providing product innovation and other creative solutions. Experience on how to effectively execute within a matrix organization. Good tolerance of ambiguity combined with an active approach to problem- solving

+ Fluent in spoken and written English and at least one of the following Dutch/French/German/Italian/Polish/Spanish as a minimum

+ Experience in project management

+ Awareness of negotiation

+ Experience in prioritization / time management

+ Experience in presentation skills

+ Ability to translate industry/market trends into new opportunities and solutions for existing and new customers/markets.

+ Ability to assess strengths and weaknesses of the competition and develop solution strategies


Research and Development

Primary Location

France-France - Ouest-Baupte

Other Locations

France-J-Paris - La defense, Belgium-VAN-Mechelen



Job Type



Day Job

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