Product Applications Specialist

Company description

PB Leiner is one of the world’s leading producers of high quality gelatins and collagen peptides. We supply a growing market in food, pharma, health nutrition and technical applications. In all our efforts, we strive to be The Clear Solution for our customers. We spot and exploit opportunities, and try to anticipate future trends for them. We pursue outstanding quality and choice, as well as smooth delivery. We have a global presence in terms of both our plants and sales support, and count approximately 1,100 collaborators worldwide. PB Leiner is part of Tessenderlo Group.



Job description

PB Leiner
  • You are part of the Global PB BU organization, Marketing & Product Development team, and as Product Applications Specialist you support the North American PB Sales organization for all Food and H&N related applications
  • You understand how our products function in Food and H&N applications and are the go-to person for our customers, prospects, distributors and internal sales team when it comes to providing expert advice
  • You give regular product application training to customers, prospects, distributors and colleagues in order to make sure that our product value propositions are demonstrated and understood
  • You inspire our customers in their product development
  • You actively identify and support application innovation projects at Key Customers and you join sales and product managers on Key Account visits
  • You are responsible for all technical documentation related to the different applications of our products
  • Through your customer contacts, you gather input that allows you to identify possible product improvements as well as ideas for new generations of, or innovative new, products
  • You support internal Product Applications Development projects and actively give input that helps building compelling Product Value Propositions
  • This job is a combination of day-to-day product application support and strategic reflection towards innovation
  • You are the link between the Food and H&N market, our Sales team, our Marketing & Product Development Team, our Innovation & Technology and our Operations colleagues
  • You are part of the global Product Applications Specialists Team and frequently connect, consult and share input/knowledge with the team
  • You report to the Global Product Applications Development & Support Manager
  • You will be located in Davenport (Iowa) or home based (will depend on level of experience) but frequent travelling (max 30 %) will be part of the job



  • You should hold a degree, preferably in Food Technology, Bio-engineering or equivalent by experience

Work experience:

  • You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in product development for the food, pharmaceutical, or dietary supplement industry

Special Skills:

  • You are passionate about food and food processing
  • You have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
  • You are used at working independently with cross-functional teams
  • You have good project management skills
  • You have good communication, commercial and interpersonal skills and are used to work with different cultures

Special Knowledge

  • Experience in gummy confection manufacturing is a plus
  • Experience in dietary supplement development is helpful


  • You are fluent in English. Dutch, French, Spanish and German are a good plus..


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

Experience level
Mid-Senior Level
PB Leiner
Business unit
PB Leiner
United States
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