Senior Scientist (gn) Dairy / Plant-based Alternatives

Heidelberg/Home Office


ADM is a global leader in nutrition who unlocks the power of nature to envision, create and combine ingredients and flavors for food and beverages, supplements, animal feed, and more. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, our client serves customers in nearly 200 countries.
ADM’s growth strategy has a strong focus on dairy alternatives. To be able to offer a service-oriented platform which enables their customers to develop new and market relevant products, our client seeks a Senior Scientist with expert knowledge in the field of plant-based dairy alternatives.


  • As a plant-based dairy expert you develop and implement ADM’s strategy for plant-based dairy concepts and systems
  • With your passion for plant-based dairy alternatives you develop concepts and recipes and present them to respective customers
  • You lead and coordinate customer projects in close cooperation with internal interfaces
  • You take responsibility for challenging business projects and represent ADM towards customers
  • As a person, you show creativity and eagerness to capture and lead project opportunities when they present themselves
  • You are responsible for recipe and raw material management, for quality assurance and standardization of the product portfolio, and you assist in the handling of customer complaints
  • You are the internal go-to person in the field of vegan milk alternatives


  • You obtained a degree in food technology ideally with a focus on proteins or dairy technology
  • You have several years’ experience of product development in the dairy or milk alternatives segment
  • You demonstrate high passion and technical understanding of complex development processes
  • As a person, you are enthusiastic about building relationships and working collaboratively across functions and cultures
  • You work analytically and conceptually, but also creatively in a fast-paced environment
  • You are fluent in English and German
  • You are a hands-on type with high integrity and strong communication skills

This position offers a key role and excellent career opportunities within a world leading nutrition company.

Our consultant Sandra Haindl (+49 89 1895520-18) will be happy to provide you with additional information. Rau Consultants guarantees to provide clients with your personal information only with your consent. We look forward to receiving your application (Ref. RAHA04457).
Senior Scientist (gn) Dairy / Plant-based Alternatives

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