Senior Dairy Applications Technologist

About ICL

ICL Group is one of the world’s largest Phosphate manufacturers for industrial and food applications and crop protection. At our ICL/BK Giulini GmbH site in Ladenburg, Germany, we develop, produce and distribute stabilization systems for the food industry, as well as for coatings and paints, cosmetics and construction industries. Within a global network, our experts create innovative solutions for dairy products that contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. ICL Food Specialties leads the way in the development of functional ingredients that add texture and stability to high-quality foods.

ICL Ladenburg operates production facilities for food and beverages as well as for technical applications. Around 450 employees develop, produce and sell additives for the food industry in the production of high-quality food, including halal and kosher and according to FSSC 22000 (standard for ensuring food safety in the production of food) and partly according to IFS (food, product and Service standards) certified.

About the role of Senior Dairy Applications Technologist

  • Analyze the current portfolio of phosphates and stabilizers and identify the gaps in the markets needs and trends
  • Fill the gap in our current portfolio by creating new solutions, and new application recipes.
  • Optimize the Equipment/Method Setup of the different labs (Germany, USA, Brazil, China). This is for effective support in the Dairy beverage customers’ support and new product development.
  • Support the team of Application Technologists in customer support or/and for the introduction of new solutions (training, joined customer visits…).
  • Support our Sales Team in the understanding and promotion of existing and new products: training, and design of marketing documentation (in collaboration with the Marketing Department).
  • Collaborate in the development of new products with the Application team, Project Leaders, and other departments such as Regulatory, Marketing, Quality, Production
  • Participate in some business trade shows and events.
  • Animate customer seminars (face-to-face or virtual seminars) on the Expert Level.
  • To report in full transparency in defined tools.
  • Handle and order lab experiments and pilot tests
  • Understand the Dairy market and Phosphates Market and keep the Dairy R&D team updated.
  • Training of new colleagues, sharing experience and increasing level of expertise.


  • Master or equivalent, Technical or scientific options.
  • Strong Experience of 12 years minimum, in food, dairy or beverages industries, ideally using phosphates, dairy ingredients, and hydrocolloids
  • Experience Long shelf life dairy liquid (canned condensed, evaporated milk and creamers…) is welcome.
  • Experience in Formulation, Process parameters set-up, Production
  • Applications: UHT Dairy beverages (flavoured milk, dairy drinks, milkshake, drinkable yoghurts, HiPro beverages, chocolate drinks)
  • Raw material (dairy material, phosphates, stabilizers, hydrocolloids), dairy processes and products understanding
  • Working proficiency in English.
  • Excel, Microsoft Office, SAP
  • Intercultural exchanges
  • Willingness to travel 2 to 4 weeks / Year

What does ICL offer?

Compensation of the chemical industry including company social benefits, work-life balance, and a challenging position with a high level of personal responsibility in a professional and motivated team.

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