Field Applications Scientist I

Would you like to work for a company that still has a “family” atmosphere and where the employees are the greatest asset to the company?

Are you a highly independent person? Do you actively seek out problems to solve? Do you have a knack for knowing what is important?  Are you honest and ethical?

If so, you may be the perfect candidate for our Field Applications Scientist I position. Come be a part of an extraordinary team that is International Food Products Corporation! Excellent benefits and competitive pay are just a few of the reasons to consider our opportunity.

Who We Are:

Located in Fenton, Missouri, IFPC is a family-owned company in business for 50 years. IFPC is a growing, highly ethical, quality ingredient company for the food industry.

Why join the team:

  • When you work at IFPC, you are family.
  • Hybrid work model
  • Career Advancement
  • Medical / Dental / Vision / Life / Disability
  • 401k with a Matching component
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, sick, 9 paid holidays.
  • Quarterly Rewards Program with the opportunity to win prizes.

As a valuable member of the Ingredient Technology and Applications team, the field applications scientist will play an integral role in supporting the growth of sales through the development of applications concepts, expertise in growth industries, and collaborating with customers and sales assets to educate and promote IFPC brands and distributed ingredients.

Responsibilities Include

  • Understand and represent the IFPC specialty products, including distributed and manufactured items. Support the development of content for the sales team and aid with training programs
  • Act as a key representative of IFPC at trade shows, customer events, training seminars, etc.
  • Assist with the technical development of new product applications to support our branded products and distribution ingredients based on industry trends and customer unmet needs.
  • Conduct testing and analysis of current & new products to determine functional/organoleptic properties & performance in finished applications at the direction of lead scientists.
  • Support document & information requests from the Quality/Regulatory department for manufactured/branded items.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of detailed project plans.
  • Support completion of project deliverables in line with the project plan.
  • Assist with the development of marketing collateral and communications by providing technical content and industry expertise.
  • Contribute to presentations to target customers with a focus on product attributes, industry trends, and consumer data points.
  • Interact with customers to support the development of formulations, projects & custom products.
  • Develop personal goals for growth.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications

  • S. or M.S. in Food Technology/Foods Science or related field
  • 5-10 years of industry experience. Baking, beverage, and/or processed foods
  • Thorough understanding and strong technical knowledge of food testing and processes, sensory testing
  • Strong documentation, organization, and time management skills
  • Solid understanding of the chemistry of food products

Physical requirements of the job

  • Lift 50 lbs – occasionally
  • Carry 50 lbs – occasionally
  • Bend/Stoop – occasionally
  • Climb/Work at Heights – occasionally
  • Reach above shoulder level – occasionally
  • Push/Pull – occasionally
  • Squat/Crouch – Occasionally

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you meet the qualifications above, send your resume to

To apply, please email us your resume.