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Agri-food: Process Engineering Consultant

Company: PA Consulting
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We're an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we'll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Isn't it time you joined us?

Job Description

We have a strong client base in the global food industry. Many of our clients seek our support optimizing existing and/or investigating and inventing new processing, sterilization and packaging technologies. We also look at the chemistry of food combined with the impacts of process conditions and help our clients maximize flavour, texture, aromatics and food safety. We derive commercial opportunities in product/process interactions and scale them to grow and enhance our client production portfolios.

You Are:

  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, take ownership and deliver results against challenging performance indicators
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and communicate effectively across the organization and with valued clients.
  • Highly collaborative, able to adapt and work with diverse team members globally
  • Ability to effectively manage /operate on multiple projects and teams simultaneously
  • Strong organizational, analytical, influence and negotiation skills
  • At least 10 years of experience in Production, Process or Continuous Improvement roles within Agri-Food or food Consumer Goods Manufacturing
  • Project management experience is highly desirable

    Minimum Qualifications


    • The preferred candidate will possess a MSc degree in Food Science or related discipline with a minimum of 8 to 10 years in process and/or product development experience encompassing concept to launch of new products.
    • Preferably hands-on experience working in large food production environment including expertise in one or more of specific food processing technologies such as baking, extrusion, drying etc.
    • Confirmed proficiency in developing and implementing strategies for process optimization control
    • Experience with developing and implementing process innovation, improvements in an agri-food manufacturing environment
    • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to simultaneously handle a number of projects at various stages of development.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experienced in providing leadership and direction to and within cross functional teams and client stakeholders on technical projects.
    • Strong technical report writing and presentation skills.
    • Must have an advanced knowledge of food chemistry, ingredients impacting fermentation, formulae, statistics and recipe costing requirements.

      In addition, any experience of the following will also be strongly beneficial:

      • Hands-on development and scaling of industrial processing technologies
      • Algorithm development for sensing applications
      • Food product development in a commercial environment
      • Management of technology development projects
      • Reliability engineering
      • Experience in developing and applying sustainability metrics to processes

        Additional Information

        Inclusion & Diversity

        We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment - one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We're committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA's goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

        We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

        Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

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