Application Specialist

Employment: Full time

02 June 2021

Let’s color the world!

We are GNT, an ambitious and innovative family-run business with a colorful character! With our EXBERRY® brand, we are the market leader in the field of Coloring Foods. Our colorings are 100% natural and are made from fruits, vegetables and plants.

We are world champions when it comes to utilizing the bounty of nature and strive to continuously innovate and improve natural color ingredients for the consumer. By carefully preserving all of nature’s beauty and goodness, we are able to offer our clients the highest quality and most reliable products. In the future, we also want to offer the most sustainable products on the market. This is what continues to motivate us every day!

The most important ingredients for GNT’s success are our employees and the cooperation that exists between them. We believe in teamwork and we are there for one another, our clients, our suppliers and our partners. That is what makes us GNT.

Due to the strong growth of our organization, we are looking for a:

Application Specialist

The Application Specialist will report directly to the Applications Manager. Together, the Applications Team works with Technical Sales to provide natural color solutions to food and beverage manufactures in a variety of application categories such as confections, dairy products, beverages, snacks, bakery, cereal, etc.

The role:

The position is open effective immediately and is located in Gastonia, NC with a two-year training assignment beginning in Tarrytown, NY. Duties for the Application Specialist will include the following:

  • Provide color match/color recommendations for customer’s food and beverage products. This may include performing various trials to model the customer’s formulation and/or process and conducting stability testing.

  • Develop and execute demonstration samples that showcase EXBERRY® natural colors across a variety of products for customer meetings and tradeshows.

  • Design, perform, analyze data demonstrating performance of EXBERRY®, and provide technical recommendations to the Sales Team.

  • Maintain organized and clean lab space.

  • Operate pilot plant equipment.

  • May require some travel.

About you, as our ideal candidate:

The prospective candidate should have fundamental knowledge of food science, engineering, and scientific principles.

Minimum requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science/Food Engineering.

  • 1-5 years experience in R&D/Product Development, experience in beverage industry is a plus.

Additional characteristics/skills we are looking for are the following:

  • Background/interest of food process systems.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Creative, can “think-outside-the-box” yet also be detailed-oriented.

  • Natural problem solver.

  • Strong willingness to learn new things.

  • Enjoys working independently and within a team.

What do we find important?

The GNT values are the basis of our daily activities. That's why we think it's important that we fit together. GNT employs people who are enterprising and take responsibility. Customer and service orientation is of course paramount! We always take that extra step to offer our external and internal customers the best service. In addition, we do everything as sustainably as possible. We are open and honest with each other and bring out the best in each other.

What do we offer you?

Competitive compensation package will come with full benefits.

We color the world, so do you?

We look forward to receiving your resume and the earliest date you are available to start by e-mail to: Alexandra Long, Application Specialist,

You will soon find out if you will be invited for an introductory meeting (in Tarrytown or online).

Annet van Leenders
Head of Group HR
660 White Plains Road
10591 - Tarrytown, NY, USA