Sr. Food Scientist

Date:  Feb 5, 2024
Posting End Date: 

Webster Groves, MO, US, 63119

Company:  ICL Specialty Products Inc

Job Description

As the Senior Food Scientist, you'll drive innovation by transforming customer needs, industry trends, and R&D breakthroughs into cutting-edge applications across dairy, non-dairy, and beverages.


I’m interested! What will I get to do in this position? 

  • Lead the technical development of new product applications in non-dairy and beverage specialties
  • Identify trends and customer needs in alternative protein sources for opportunity assessment
  • Conduct testing and analysis to assess functional and organoleptic properties of products
  • Develop new product formulations
  • Collaborate with the Commercial Team and ICL Front End Innovation on customer applications
  • Conduct regular customer visits and provide training
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans
  • Manage project deliverables, scope, and change control; escalate issues when necessary
  • Monitoring project progress and performance

What skills and experience do I need to be successful in this role? 

  • MSc in Food Science/Technology preferred
  • 7 or more years of industry experience in ingredients and/or consumer goods focused on plant-based ingredient applications for the dairy alternative market preferred
  • Expertise in food testing, processes, sensory evaluation, and chemistry of food products."
  • Strong documentation, organization, and time management skills
  • Strong documentation, organization, and time management abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Salary Range: $106,000 - $160,000

Annual Bonus Target: 12%, subject to plan provisions.

We've Got You Covered
ICL is committed to offering you a comprehensive set of benefits to empower you and your family physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. The benefits we offer to our diverse and inclusive workforce include:


  • Competitive base pay and performance bonus
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life benefits that start quickly – the first of the month after hire
  • Tax-advantaged health savings and spending accounts (when applicable)
  • Wellness Incentive Program to lower your health insurance cost
  • Generous Leave and FMLA policies
  • Prescription program that provides most generic maintenance medications at no cost (including Insulin products & EpiPens)
  • 401k eligibility from day one of employment with a generous company matching contribution. 100% vested after one year of service
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Free membership to a program that offers various discounts for travel, entertainment, groceries, and much more

Who is ICL? 
ICL is a leading global specialty minerals and chemicals company that creates impactful solutions for humanity’s sustainability challenges in global food, agriculture, and industrial markets.  ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its passionate team of talented employees and its strong focus on R&D and technological innovation to drive growth across its end markets. Our agricultural products feed the world’s growing population, our food additives enable greater access to higher quality food, our potash and phosphate products are essential components for the pharma industry and our bromine-based materials and phosphates contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly planet.  


ICL’s operations are organized under four segments: Industrial Products (Bromine), Potash, Phosphate Solutions and Innovative Ag Solutions. With approximately 12,000 employees worldwide, ICL operates mining and production sites located in Israel, Europe, North and South America and China which are supported by worldwide distribution and supply chains. Due to strong synergies between its business units and their mutual support, ICL benefits from its advantageous size, geographical spread, and operational flexibility. With a culture based upon leadership, innovation, and sustainability, ICL is well positioned to be an Employer of Choice within the communities in which we operate. To learn more about ICL, click here.


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