POSITION PURPOSE: To provide technical knowledge, project leadership, market insight, and research guidance in the development of profitable proprietary products. Develop and manage product registrations as well as product literature. Provide technical assistance with domestic and international sales.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES •Generate new product concepts for the livestock and pet food industries •Participate as a project champion for projects in the Stage-Gate® process •Provide technical expertise for product development projects •Conduct market research for product development projects and develop relationships with industry participants to aid in price discovery and applications •Initiate and participate in product testing activities at IIC’s Pilot Plant •Design and coordinate research trials to validate the efficacy of newly developed products •Manage IIC product registrations •Assist the Quality and Regulatory staff to maintain compliance of IIC products with federal and state regulations •Provide technical assistance to promote domestic and export sales •Work closely with sales to develop marketing plans for existing and new IIC products and aid new product launches •Assist sales in developing a broader customer base for product portfolio to gain greater market penetration into the animal feed industry •Provide technical knowledge to upper management in negotiating deals, contract development and other business development including acquisitions •Assist with ideation sessions to generate new concepts and business opportunities •Build partnerships and business relationships with other companies, universities, government, vendors, etc. to add value to IIC products and services •Work with internal and external resources to protect company’s trademarks, patents, and unique processes •Develop technical literature and manage the IIC technical manual •Assist procurement in sourcing and evaluating new raw materials •Work with procurement in developing relationships in the food by-product sector
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL LEVEL •Strong technical knowledge of animal nutrition •Ability to lead project development groups and coordinate information gathering from all relevant divisions within the company •Self-motivated individual who can accomplish tasks without constant oversight •Working knowledge of the livestock feed and pet food industries •Strong feed or food processing background •Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Power Point, Excel, and Word •Diet formulation experience
About International Ingredient Corporation
International Ingredient Corporation (IIC) is a privately held company that is a part of the International Companies. The International Companies are owned by the Fred Brown family and are headquartered in the St. Louis, MO suburb of Fenton. International Ingredient Corporation employs approximately 200 individuals split between the corporate headquarters, ten manufacturing/warehousing sites, as well as regional sales locations.
Our mission is to have a positive impact on the world by managing and processing food industry co-products into value added animal and pet food ingredients. Therefore, IIC services two distinct customer bases including the animal/pet food industry and the food industry.