Principle Nutrition Scientist
Tate & Lyle - London
The Principal Nutrition Scientist will report to the Director, Global Nutrition. In this position, he/she will provide leadership in ICD on nutrition science and regulatory and will collaborate on teams that will include but not limited to, nutrition science, regulatory, quality, product development, marketing and food science.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
The Principal Nutrition Scientist will;
Collaborate with colleagues across the business to identify and develop business opportunities that are strategically aligned with Tate & Lyle’s health and wellness initiatives.
Strategically help build and lead a strategic nutrition science research program that meets Tate & Lyle’s business and technology needs. This position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and translating nutrition studies in areas that could include glucose metabolism, cognition, healthy ageing, weight management and cardiovascular disease.
Support current and new initiatives that will include science and regulatory guidance on the development of novel ingredients, claims, GRAS, health claims submissions, nutritional statements and technical collaterals.
Develop and deliver product-specific messaging for targeted customer audiences and nutrition focused organizations.
Develop and provide nutrition education and training for internal audiences.
Keep abreast of emerging science and policy issues in the nutrition environment and identify nutrition-related business opportunities globally.
Effectively communicate across technical and non-technical audiences internally and externally.
Reports to: Director, Global Nutrition
Peers: Nutrition scientists & product developers within the Nutrition and Wellness groups
Other key relationships: Regulatory, marketing, & analytical scientists
A Masters or Ph.D. in nutrition or a related field is required.
8-10 years of experience with nutrition research and regulatory affairs/compliance with knowledge and experience in multiple areas of nutrition science.
Will have experience in influencing external nutrition policy-makers/regulators and working with health care professional organizations on nutrition science/policy issues.
Experience and ability to influence and negotiate positions despite opposing viewpoints.
Will have interpersonal and presentation skills, ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, and have the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
Excellent problem solving, written and organizational skills with the ability to manage complex scientific information, attend to detail, and manage multiple projects that meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to meet diverse needs of internal and external clients.
Strong organizational, project management, and prioritization skills necessary.