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Agri-Food: Process Engineering Consultant

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

Job Description:

Company Description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Your day to day

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 flavor, 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


What you bring

The preferred candidate will possess an 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 a large food production environment including expertise in one or more 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 the 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

Our roles can be located near any PA hub locations

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: PA Consulting, Cincinnati , Agri-Food: Process Engineering Consultant, Engineering , Cincinnati, Ohio

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