Product Development Specialist (Fat, Oil & Emulsifier)


Port Klang, 10, MY, 42000

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

The Senior Product Solution Expert executes the Product Excellence function in-scope under the guidance of the Head of Product Excellence. The Senior Product Solution Expert strives for product excellence and drives for continuous product solutions covering end to end value chain. Responsible for key/strategic projects in Asia Pacific, from project brief to factory scale up and customer application. Consolidates, creates the segment solution toolbox and shares within the Product Development community. The Senior Product Solution Expert gets guidance and support from the Head of Product Excellence on complex activities, ad hoc requests, and key issues in the execution of his/her duties. He/ She has a shared responsibility in bringing innovation to the Asia market.  The scope of the activities cover APAC region and customers: FM (Food Manufacturing) – Gourmet.


Key Responsibilities include

  • Act as the heart and engine of the R&D department by consolidating and sharing in depth product knowledge, gained internally or through external interaction, shared with all of R&D
  • Strive for product excellence, shared raw material knowledge by providing end to end solutions to stakeholders. Gate approver for new raw materials setup in APAC region
  • Lead technical segmentation projects and ensure best in class product solutions as well as world-class product ranges by excellence in execution within project timeframe and provide outstanding speed to market
  • Develop plans, cost estimates and schedules for integrating the aforementioned needs into laboratory operations. Analytical breakthrough discovery into R&D experimental design
  • Define requirements and specifications for new products, new raw materials and evaluate all aspects going into a new product launch
  • Ensure knowledge transfer beyond location and plant by leveraging the global network or R&D Product Solution Experts. Act as internal knowledge champion, establish technical product solutions toolbox based on business needs and provide training accordingly. Maintain a good knowledge of regulatory requirements for your area of expertise


About You;

  • Min. Bachelor Degree in Food Technology, Food Science, Chemistry or other equivalent background
  • Min 7 years’ experience in product development / product applications in the oils and fats industry, and/ or emulsifier industry with application knowledge (confectionery/bakery)
  • Fluent in English (written and oral). Excellent analytical, multitasking and sensory evaluation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Willingness to learn and take over new responsibilities and challenges.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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