3P Partners

  • Technical Services Manager

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  • Overview

    We are searching for a Technical Services Manager with a background in applications development within the health and nutrition / food ingredients industry to oversee Product Development and provide technical leadership to the project team, technicians, and other lab personnel at a large nutritional products company in St. Louis, MO.

    Job Function

    • Responsible for safety within the Application Development laboratory. Holds direct reports accountable to safe work practices, with a goal of zero injuries within the lab. Demonstrates behavior of a safety leader.
    • Responsible for leading all technical activity of a project evaluating products within applications including new products, current products, and competitive ingredient samples.
    • Provide sales with technical expertise needed to work closely with customers. This may include participation in customer presentations to resolve product issues and/or taking customer technical calls.
    • Coordinate the work of all resources, providing technical mentoring in design and execution of experiments.
    • Direct new product development and work closely with manufacturing on integrating new formulas into production and assisting with plant scale-up.
    • Direct the Project Leaders (Applications Technologists, Food Scientists, Food Techs) to use and maintain all lab equipment as necessary. Ensure projects are completed, well documented, and communicate results.
    • Provide research support in all marketing efforts, including the expansion of existing product applications and Innovative applications.
    • Provide technical leadership to all internal departments. Provide insight on new manufacturing techniques and materials, as required. Provide technical support to help resolve quality issues associated with application.
    • Direct technical training and give presentations to customers and other departments within the company as needed. This will include training new employees and preparing new product demonstrations for trade shows and sales meetings.
    • Effectively lead groups to achieve company goals and objectives. This includes completing projects on time, and communicating results to move projects forward.
    • Manage employees within the department to accomplish the above guidelines.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
    • 10+ years of related technical services/R&D experience, including working directly with sales and customers. 
    • Application Development experience in the health and nutrition/ food ingredient industry.  Beverage applications development experience a big plus.
    • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of products, formulations, and current nutritional and health trends.
    • Familiarity with principals of flavor and dairy chemistry and applications development in the Food/Beverage, Bakery, Dairy or related industries.
    • Must be able to operate lab equipment with the ability to design tests and present results to customers and management.
    • Previous supervisory experience in a Technical Service/ R&D environment.


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