Food Application Specialist

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: November 13, 2020
  • Job Order ID: 418193
  • Consultant: Michael van Olm
  • Industry: Manufacturing

Our client is a global distributor of chemical products and has established a position as one of North America’s leading distributors of specialty chemicals, ingredients and raw materials. My client is currently searching for a Food Application Specialist based in Brampton, Ontario. The Food Application Specialist role is intended to enhance our Technical capabilities. The position will conduct application bench work for technical projects, bench work for product development of Food products as well as development of prototype demo samples for principals and customers trainings, trade shows, symposiums, etc. This position will provide technical support in specific food categories (focusing on bakery, nutritional bars etc). The scope of this position covers Food & Nutrition BU in North America.


  • Accelerate projects by conducting application bench work on technical projects from internal & external customers.
  • Assist in development of prototype food based products containing functional ingredients as required.
  • Conduct and document lab trials for each project in an organized and scientific manner.
  • Conduct analytical, physical and sensory testing on prototype and customers products as required.
  • Prepare demo prototype samples for customers, trainings, symposiums, trade shows and presentations.
  • Develop a library of prototype formulations by incorporating as many of our ingredients as possible, using principals’ prototype formulations as starting point.
  • Liaise with principals and become knowledgeable in incorporating their ingredients into food products.
  • Technical Support to sales and customers with technical recommendations associated with our ingredients.
  • Technical Support to sales & customers via joint calls or plant trials associated with technical projects
  • Build a library of technical resource materials related to product development; prototype formulations format by incorporating as many of our ingredients as possible; Technical documents to be used for innovative selling & tools for Commercial team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Food Science or equivalent with at least 3 – 5 year experience in Food Industry.
  • Must have experience in product development in confectionery & nutrition bars food applications.
  • Must have experience in using confectionery lab equipment (panning/coating equipment, tempering machine, vacuum cooker, etc)
  • R&D experience in a manufacturing environment will be an asset
  • Knowledge of food formulation, food additives and ingredients used by Food Industry.
  • Previous experiences in culinary, market concept and food display/presentation will be an asset
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills with organizational and multi-tasking characteristics.
  • Self-motivated to accomplish business and personal objectives.

A competitive salary is offered with great benefits provided. Excellent career growth opportunity with a leading innovative global company. If this sounds like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, please contact Michael van Olm at MacDonald Search Group 403-444-6487.