Sun Chemical

Technical Service Lead - Food and Nutrition

Job Posting City and State Cincinnati, OH
Job Locations
Cost Center
Position Type
FT Sal/WhCo NoOT
# of Openings

About the Organization

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


The Technical Service Lead, food colorant is entrepreneurial and has the ownership mindset of creating a startup business in a safe environment with the funds and resources from within the company. She/ He is responsible for developing food and beverage prototypes to showcase Sun Chemical colors and technologies. She/he manages a portfolio of customer projects, prioritizes and allocates resources in alignment with business strategy. She/he works closely with Sun Chemical R&D, analytical and technical services to fully leverage existing capabilities and resources.


Lead food prototype development

  • Leverage internal and external labs, pilot plants and resources to make food and beverage prototypes to demonstrate Sun Chemical color portfolio and capability
  • Lead and makeover Sun Chemical existing lab, equipment to build a food application lab
  • Create new food application prototypes based on consumer trends for presentations of Sun Chemical natural and synthetic food colorants portfolio


Commercial support

  • Manage color applications and technical support for projects with food and beverage customers
  • Apply knowledge of color ingredients and additives, extraction, formulations and processing techniques to customer projects
  • Visit customers with/without sales managers to demonstrate Sun Chemical colorants in relevant food prototypes


Work cross functionally and cross regionally

  • Work closely with R&D, marketing and sales team to identify opportunities and translate them into food and beverage prototypes and product development opportunities
  • Be the go-to person for technical information on technologies, products for EMEA and Americas region
  • Collaborate with DIC Heathcare group and New Business Development team in APAC on customer initiatives, projects and new product development
  • Deliver technical training and provide in-depth technical information on products and applications to internal and external customers
  • Work with regulatory and quality teams in commercialization of food colorants

Product Development

  • Review competitors, IP and regulatory landscape as part of the responsibility to identify gaps, needs and constraints for new product development and commercialization
  • Monitor technological advances in all relevant fields, explore external partners and work with business manager to incorporate new external technologies and/or products in the portfolio
  • Acquire knowledge of customer products and processes and apply this knowledge to the development and commercialization of new colorants


Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio

Position Requirements

  • 5+ years with Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science/Chemistry/Science Technology equivalent
  • 3+ Master’s degree preferred with color/food industry experience working in color applications and/or product development capacities
  • Hands on experience working with standard food science lab instruments to pilot equipment
  • Key Interactions: Sales Managers, Customers, R&D team, Marketing Managers, Global counterparts in EMEA, APAC and Americas
  • Knowledge of food additives/ingredient regulation JECFA, FDA and USDA
  • Understanding of GMP, HACCP, SQF guidelines  and food safety related matters
  • Good knowledge of sensory methodologies is a plus

EOE Statement

It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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