DuPont is a science company. We pursue sustainable, renewable, innovative, market-driven solutions to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, making lives better, safer, and healthier for people everywhere. Between now and 2050, the world’s population will climb to 9 billion. This increasingly complex world places growing demands on our planet’s resources. We find solutions for needs as diverse as more plentiful, healthier food, renewably sourced advanced materials, ample energy, and better infrastructure and transportation. Our strengths in Agriculture & Nutrition, Bio-Based Industrials, and Advanced Materials enable us to address the full scope of these challenges better than any other company.
DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be.
We celebrate diversity of thought and experience and truly believe that our inclusive and collaborative culture strengthens our organization. Our aim is to enable EVERY individual in our company to share their ideas to leverage richer perspectives and find innovative solutions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Working TOGETHER works!
We are currently looking for an Innovation Platform Lead to be based in Leiden, Netherlands or in Wilmington, USA.
This role is overseeing the animal science part for swine related innovation projects and other swine related initiatives. Involved from identifying initial concepts through to final validation working in close cooperation with R&D, product management, marketing and (technical) sales.
Manages the animal science component of a portfolio of Innovation projects including deliverables, timelines, resource allocation, and costs.
Plan and execute a significant innovation animal trial budget.
Leads research in swine nutrition and intestinal health independently, collaborating with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists.
Promotes knowledge leadership in the area of swine nutrition and intestinal health internally and externally.
Serves as link between Innovation and Marketing, Technology and the Business to promote short and long term revenue growth within the assigned portfolio.
Contributes to the marketing strategy of the swine segment in collaboration with marketing.
Maintains an up to date awareness of all R&D activities in the area through literature review and industry and academic networking.
Performs key account support activities as agreed from time to time.
PhD Degree in Animal nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, or related subject with a focus on swine nutrition, intestinal health, or physiology.
Good understanding of the animal feed industry and specific the swine industry
At least 3-5 years’ experience in a product development / R&D role in the Animal Nutrition industry.
In depth understanding of swine nutrition or intestinal health, and a strong understanding of intestinal physiology and microbiology.Knowledge in immunology is an advantage.
Able to link customer value to product specification or product supporting service to be developed
Established track record inswine nutrition or intestinal healthresearch, evident through scientific publications.
Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary teams and/or large projects to achieve specific deliverables and timelines.
Working level of statistics and use of statistical packages and affinity with big data analysis.
Innovative and creative in the way to achieve a new goal set.
Methodical, systematic and accurate approach, with attention to detail
Excellent ability to communicate at all levels, internally and externally, including reports and scientific writing.
Good presentation and oral communication skills
Team player and self-motivated
Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences business is a world leader delivering innovative and sustainable solutions across food, health, pharma and biotech industries encompassing approximately 70 manufacturing locations, 20 Application Centers and 10 Global R&D Centers. With annual revenues exceeding 6B, we are a global, diverse and inclusive winning team of more than 10,000 employees based in more than 50 countries. Benefitting from our diversity in nationalities, gender, educational and personal backgrounds, we are joint in our ambition to bring solutions to the world which enable a more sustainable and healthy world!
For your awareness, DuPont has announced their intent to merge Nutrition and Biosciences (N&B) business, which you are joining, with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) company with an anticipated closing date in the first quarter of 2021. At closing, you will become an employee of the newly merged company.