DuPont Senior Application Specialist, Personal Care in New Century, Kansas

Senior Application Specialist, Personal Care (Job Number: 198074W-01)


The Senior Application Specialist role is in New Century, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City) reporting to the Manager of Meal Solutions for DuPont’s Nutrition and Health business.

We are looking for a Senior Application Specialist with experience working in personal care with an emphasis on oral care to support our growing personal care business.

This candidate will primarily work in oral care applications but will also work on selected personal care projects to provide superior and sustainable solutions for the personal care industry.

The scope for this position includes working with our broad ingredient portfolio to support our personal care customers. Strong cooperation with many internal and external partners will be necessary for the development and optimization of solutions with a focus on serving customer’s needs. You will work independently and contribute actively with innovative ideas in collaboration with our Systems & Texturants research group.

The incumbent will collaborate with other members of Innovation, both within the North America region and globally. Your role will include planning, managing and prioritizing personal care projects. Other initiatives include:

  • Development of new products that address market needs

  • Development of application literature such as Technical Memorandums, invention disclosures, and patents

  • Keep up-to-date on trends, new technical developments and competitor’s activities by monitoring applications for processing systems and ingredients


Minimum Qualifications

  • 4 year college degree with a focus in Chemistry, Food Science or related field .

  • 5+ years of experience working in personal care with an emphasis on oral care

  • Skills and knowledge in personal care applications

  • The ability to lead projects and work with our customers to grow our personal care business.

  • The ability to work independently while participating in a team environment is an integral part of this position.

Preferred qualifications

  • Work experience with a personal care manufacturer and/or ingredient supplier to the personal care industry

  • Processing or plant experience

This position will operate in an office/laboratory environment and may require outside travel up to 20-30% of the time.


Primary Location: NA-United States-Kansas-New Century

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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