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Date:  Feb 10, 2024
Job Req ID:  17095
Category:  Research and Development
Country/Region:  SG
State: 
City:  Singapore
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Laboratory Assistant (1 year contract)

Description: 

The role will lead Pringles Flavors Kellogg Integrated Margin Management (KIMM)/Value Stream Mapping (VSM) initiatives for the snacks BU, improving product quality, process, margins, and productivity. Provide technical support for existing and new factory/production line. The incumbent has a major impact on the company as a technical resource to various functions within the business in particular Supply Chain and Finance and help fuel growth via KIMM/VSM projects. This is a regional role supporting the Pringles brand across the AMEA region.

 

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

 

a. Fuel business growth

 

  • Lead LIMM/VSM projects for the Snacks BU, improving product quality, process, margins and productivity.
  • Margin management covers aspects such as Technical & Financial feasibility and operational stability. Understands state of the business and leverages knowledge to optimize plant process time/costs and the use of seasoning, reduce and minimize seasoning waste and implement learning into seasoning design and scale up including recyclability. Anticipates obstacles affecting other business functions.
  • Drive improvement in food testing methodology translating lab risk recyclability assessment prior to commercialization in plant.
  • Provide technical support for commissioning, qualifying and validating new or improved processes, production lines and factories.
  • Support NPD Consumer Research sample Food Prep and for AMEA region, coordinating and liaise with the commercial team, ensuring food reach the market/agency timely.

b. Leadership

 

  • Demonstrates personal capabilities as a Technical Lead, Planner, Coordinator, Communicator and Technical Expert in leading successful VSM projects.

c. Innovation / Creativity

 

  • Possesses an innovative mindset in discovery, evaluation and application of new technologies in seasoning usage process, research and development, and have a significant impact on existing and new products, improved products and increased efficiency on flavor application processes (lab and plant).

 

d. Technical expertise

 

  • Provides technical direction as a Seasoning (SME) translating risk assessment lab scale to plant, minimizing the need for Trials, helping the business to increase plant capacity.
  • Provide support to Supply Chain (Production and Operation team) on seasoning related plant troubleshooting post VSM project implementation as required.
  • Provide support to Plant QA and Planner as the technical SME for seasoning related matters (E.g. shelf life extension which leads to reduction of HRI)
  • Work with supplier, Product Developer, Process Lead and Sensory team to enable seasoning waste reduction (e.g. recyclability) of newly upscaled new Pringles flavors.

 

e. Growth competencies

 

  • To be success, the incumbent needs to adopt an owner’s mindset with high level accountability and drive for results, coupled with nimble learning and agility.

 

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

 

  • Degree in Food Science or Engineering. At least 3-4 years experience in food R&D.
  • Experience in snacks seasoning development and scale up, large scale food production is desirable.
  • Proven track record in communication, diplomacy in building strong relationships with peers, cross functional teams, collaboration, teamwork, prioritization and project management will be neneficial in the effective executive of KIMM/VSM projects.
  • Excellent understanding of R&D and operations and be able to function effectively as a Technical Lead, Planner, Coordinator, Communicator, and Technical Expert.
  • No/minimal dietary restrictions.

 

 

OUR BENEFITS AND CULTURE

Kellanova is committed to investing in our employees and fostering an innovative, agile and performance-driven culture that is powered by the collaborative, inclusive spirit that we have long been known for. Our K Values (Integrity, Accountability, Passion, Humility, Simplicity, Success)  unite us as one team and set us apart from the competition. As a global organization, we have built a culture that is recognizable across the world. Everywhere, our people know what it means to be part of Kellanova.

 

ABOUT KELLANOVA

We are an innovative and agile company of promise and possibility for continued growth, and we uphold our founder’s dedication to people and their wellbeing. We are starting our journey from a position of strength, rooted in our more than 100-year legacy. 

From that same legacy, we are guided by our purpose to create better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands.

W.K. Kellogg founded Kellogg Company in February 1906. Mr. Kellogg was an early conservationist, a leading philanthropist and the original wellbeing visionary. Motivated by a passion for people, quality and innovation, he discovered toasted flakes cereal and shaped an entire industry.

In October 2023, Kellogg Company finalized the separation of its North American cereal business, resulting in two independent, public companies – Kellanova and WK Kellogg Co. Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, and North America frozen foods, with iconic, world-class brands and strong underlying growth momentum and profitability.

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