Senior Application Technologist Jobs in Vero Beach, United States

About UsLemnature AquaFarms is a leading technology-based, vertically integrated B2B producer of non-GMO plant-based ingredients to the food, beverage, and nutrition markets. We utilize lemnaceae, a nutrient rich aquatic plant that can double in biomass in less than 48 hours, grow on marginal and non-arable lands, and be harvested continually, to deliver premium quality products to our customers. Our products win on taste, texture, color, functionality and nutritional superiority, with a focus on sustainability, food safety and quality. With 150 acres of aquafarms in operation and an aggressive growth plan to add 2,500 additional acres during the next few years, we are entering a new, extended phase of accelerated growthAbout the RoleLemnature is seeking a senior application technologist, which is a key role supporting the growth of our plant-based ingredients business. Our ideal candidate is ready to make an impact, take the lead, use initiative, and help build a business that fundamentally changes the acceptance and adoption of plant-based foods around the world. Highly skilled at product development and applications, this role will report directly to the Vice President, Innovation and Product Development. The successful candidate must flourish in a fast-paced environment, within a rapidly growing organization and a category showing explosive growth, and fully understand the fundamental drivers of the business, customers, partners, and competition.Key ResponsibilitiesLeverage technical experience to characterize and optimize ingredient functional, organoleptic, and shelf-life properties.Develop applications for Lemnature’s ingredients in target areas including, but not limited to, beverage, baking, meat, meat-alternative, and dairy-alternative. Contributes to the development of IP portfolio through the development of new applications.Work closely with growth and processing teams to establish growth and processing parameters that enhance product quality and performance in finished product applications.Supports sales, marketing, and business development teams to support customer initiatives and application projects and briefs. Create market relevant and differentiated products that meet the requirements of our customers utilizing Lemnature’s industry leading plant-based portfolio.Serve as a key point of contact to the manufacturing team to ensure proper implementation of technical solutions.Work closely with the Quality Team to ensure their understanding of organoleptic properties of our portfolio that are in line with product specifications. Collaborate and influence internal and external project teams (made up of Ramp;D, Quality, Regulatory, Engineering, Packaging, Marketing, Purchasing, and Logistics) to develop, industrialize, and launch Innovation and Renovation projects.Assist with managing outside collaborations on product applications.Lead technical projects including technical assistance, sourcing, quality improvements, compliance, and productivity cost savings. This includes establishing and managing timelines, uncovering roadblocks, defining critical paths, and identifying resource constraints.Ensure adherence to all products, processes, materials standards. Comply within regulatory framework and requirements. Lead and facilitate product demonstrations and cuttings. Obtain and collate feedback and findings. Continuous improvement of technical skills and personal development, while being a proactive member of the IFT trade association and/or external professional networks. Act as a technical ambassador for the organization. Attend trade show events and play an active role in educating the industry on the performance, nutritional, and function benefits of our products. Remains current with industry trends in food development and sensory applications.

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