Current Employment Opportunities at IIC

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POSITION/JOB TITLE: Product Development Specialist (Calf & Dairy)

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:  Exempt
FACILITY: Fenton

REPORTS TO:  V.P. Nutrition and Product Development


POSITION PURPOSE:

To provide technical knowledge, project leadership, market insight, and research guidance in the development of profitable proprietary products.  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
      • Assist with the management of the finished product analytical database
      • Develop technical literature and provide technical assistance to support domestic and export sales
      • 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 with IIC Plant Managers and 3rd party collaborators
      • Design and coordinate research trials to validate the efficacy of newly developed products
      • Build relationships with other companies, universities, government, vendors, etc. to add value to IIC products and services
      • Assist the Quality and Regulatory staff to maintain compliance of IIC products with federal and state regulations
      • Assist procurement in sourcing and evaluating new raw materials
      • Provide technical support to manufacturing to improve existing products
      • Assist sales in developing a broader customer base for product portfolio to gain greater market penetration into the animal feed and pet food industry
      • Assist with ideation sessions to generate new concepts and business opportunities
      • Work with internal and external resources to protect company’s trademarks, patents, and unique processes
      • Provide technical knowledge to upper management in negotiating deals, contract development, and other business activities

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Travel as necessary to perform tasks
      • Maintain expenses within budget
      • Perform related tasks as requested
      • 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, Word, and Teams
      • Diet formulation experience

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES       

      • No supervision of direct reports

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB

      • Lift and carry 25 lb
      • Bend/Stoop
      • Climb/Work at Heights
      • Reach above Shoulder level
      • Push/Pull
      • Squat/Crouch

REQUIRED TRAINING & EDUCATION

      • Master’s or Ph.D. in animal nutrition or related field

TRAVEL

      • 10 – 25% per year