Ingredients careers: what is the perfect ingredient to a rewarding career?

Consumer demand for more sustainable and healthier products continues to grow, as does the focus on transparency across the supply chain. Ingredients, now more than ever, are an essential factor in customer decision-making and helping manufacturers deliver on consumer trends. Could ingredients careers be the perfect route to a rewarding role in food and nutrition?

This podcast will look at ingredients careers within this exciting industry, why it is an integral part of the supply chain and the challenges and opportunities for individuals working in the sector. It will explore how the industry is moving, the trends that influence this, and in turn how the workforce’s skillset must evolve, along with the personal types that are needed to give companies their competitive edge.

About our panel

Charlotte Catignani, Lead Category Manager, TREATT

Charlotte is the Lead Category Manager at Treatt, a trusted ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets. She joined Treatt in 2005 following medicinal chemistry research in academia and has gained vast experience in bench to market product development. Charlotte has recently progressed from her role as Research and Development Manager to join the commercial team and establish a category management department at Treatt.

Charlotte leads the group’s global Category Management team, maximising cross business collaboration, sales and contribution. She ensures that Treatt is utilising maximum potential from our seven core product categories by delivering strategic plans and road maps for future success. Supporting a global sales team, Charlotte is on the frontline when it comes to customer training, knowledge sharing and collaboration. She has presented to some of the world’s biggest beverage brands, educating their internal teams on the cutting edge technology of our industry.

Charlotte is passionate about science and flavour and loves broadening her knowledge in these areas, particularly when food and drink is involved. She also enjoys the challenge of muddy obstacle course races. She is well-known and respected across the group as a colleague with extensive knowledge and experience, but also a relentlessly positive attitude and a truly creative outlook.

Tayab Haq, Food Business Development Manager, Brenntag

Tayab is a Food Technologist with 18 years manufacturing experience. He has worked in NPD roles across a diverse range of categories for major UK food manufacturers; sandwiches, desserts, ready meals, herbs & spices, sauces and soups. Tayab has managed teams in the UK and France and even spent 6 months living and studying in France during his degree. Inspired to go into the food industry after a family friend got him tickets for an open day at an ice cream factory, he now enjoys helping manufacturers with technical and formulation advice on ingredients in his current role with Brenntag Food & Nutrition.

Find out more about Food Matters Careers

Food Matters Careers has been launched to connect industry, academia and potential recruits who are looking to start a rewarding and fulfilling career in food and nutrition. Three events will be taking place in October and November this year, find out more by visiting Food Matters Careers.

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