Protein Research and Development Manager

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: St. Charles, MO -Missouri, US, 63304

Company: Bunge

Bunge North America, Inc. seeks a full-time Protein Research and Development Manager in St. Louis, MO to lead its specialty protein ingredients technical efforts. Responsibilities include: product, process, and analytic development; translating customer demands into projects; creating innovative solutions that will be tested from bench to pilot and ultimately scaled up at industrial level; managing company  resources (human and infrastructure); collaborating with a variety of internal and external groups such as technology partners, production partners, production plants, marketing, sales, applications, operations and quality; managing the analytical department; guiding the development of new methodologies, prototype characterization, and supporting technical developments from other divisions; supporting new business development; overseeing product design and defining parameters for quality control and quality assurance;   defining product approval/rejection parameters; investigating complaints, validating suppliers, and obtaining certifications, including scientific data generation for regulatory submissions; coordinating with applications group to establish the link between protein and other ingredients, such as oils and carbohydrates, and their interactions in a variety of final products; managing protein innovation researchers and lab technicians globally; securing Company’s intellectual property through patent applications; and managing project execution. 


Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field and 8 years of experience as a Researcher or related occupation in the protein and edible oils ingredient industry to include 8 years of experience conducting development of new product and processes in a protein and edible oils manufacturing environment; testing ingredients and providing data analysis for regulatory submissions; designing new product concepts and applying technical expertise regarding manufacturing process and intellectual property applications; setting product quality control standards; and creating analytical methodology for new protein and edible oils products.  Send resumes to Alyssa Elledge at

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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