Our client is a leading European group of companies specialising in developing & manufacturing natural flavours, colours and functional ingredients, with a focus on Food, Beverage and Life Science markets.
The Applications Manager will be a key member of the pioneer team to establish our clients’ natural flavours, colours and functional ingredients’ business in Asia. We are looking for somebody highly driven, with a ‘can-do’ attitude who can take on the responsibility of establishing a sweet and savoury applications laboratory, oversee the CAPEX for all equipment and furnishings and ultimately build a regional applications center. This is an exceptional opportunity for somebody who has a background in product development from concept to full production and has the flexibility and drive to lead all sweet, savoury, dairy, bakery and beverage categories for Asia. You will be expected to proactively reach out to, learn from, and communicate with teams in Europe, so a very good level of English language is required.
Responsible for all functions of the Thai applications team department
Applications lead on sweet, savoury, dairy, bakery and beverage categories for Asia.
Responsible for the development and training plans of all direct reports.
Responsible for all the applications to an industry leading standard.
Impeccable hygiene and housekeeping for the creation and application areas.
Responsible for pro-active creation utilising local and EU resource.
Responsible for customer application presentations.
Responsible for bench work sessions with new and existing customers both on and off site as required.
Responsible for all product samples and submission in accordance with the NPD. procedures including maintenance within Thailand of the flavour library.
Responsible for pro-active applications in line with the commercial plan.
To attend and contribute to our clients’ APAC senior management meetings.
Prepare and control the applications NPD budget.
Degree qualified in a food science related field.
Thai language native speaker
English skill to business standard
At least 5 years senior working experience in food applications
Background in product development from concept to full production
Broad technical knowledge of sweet and savoury applications
What Our Client Offers:
Base salary: Approximately THB 100,000 / Month (Depending on experience)
Company Phone, Laptop
Car, Travel Allowance
Variable Bonus up to 2 months