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Technical Category Manager - SSD

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Date: 12-Dec-2018

Location: Biopolis, 05, SG

Company: Tate & Lyle

ROLE PURPOSE

 

Lead the category to drive the technical service and application development and innovative formulation, process and evaluation in the soups, sauces and dressings (SSD) category to support continued growth of Tate & Lyle Specialty Food Ingredients. Work as part of a global team with responsibilities of providing solutions to customers in all types of SSD related application partnering with the Innovation and Commercial Development (ICD) team with new ingredients development within Tate & Lyle. 

 

Provide technical leadership with respect to external and internal partners. Support customer trials and provide recommendations on high quality cost effective solutions as requested. Leverage contact and cooperation with suppliers, universities and research facilities to keep abreast of new developments, methods and innovations related to the SSD category.

 

 

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Comply with Company health and safety rules and procedures.
  • To lead the technical service team to development and make improvements in the specific areas

 

  • To lead the application team members to develop SSD formulas using T&L ingredients in customer specific application/process and to make the best recommendation or solution to the customer

 

  • To conduct pilot or commercial trials with customer to test the recommendation when required.

 

  • Lead PUSH and PULL projects from Product Managers, Business Development and ICD by conducting application trials in the snack and bakery segment.

 

  • To work closely with Commercial, Marketing, and Business Development to align business goals with application efforts.

 

  • Execute projects in a statistical and scientific manner to assure technical success.

 

  • To lead category related push project and write clear and effective laboratory reports for submission and/or recording purposes to ensure technical success.

 

  • To ensure the specific category lab is well maintained with the support of the lab technician
  • To lead the relevant training for internal and external customers.
  • To assist in the procurement of new SSD equipment by sourcing for suppliers and obtaining quotes
  • To assist in setting up SOP for instruments and equipment

 

  • Prepare for customer presentations and ensure that requests are dealt within the agreed time frame.