Professional Development Committee

Grow Professionally

The Chicago Section IFT Professional Development Committee is broken up into 2 sub-groups 1) Technical Sessions Team – members the PD committee who are part of the technical sessions team are responsible for organizing educational sessions that provide targeted content valuable for professionals in the food industry. 2) Career Guidance Team – this team organizes events that offer professional development opportunities that every business professional can learn from, not necessarily specific to food science.
If you are interested in joining our team to help plan and execute fun educational sessions please e-mail Elieke Demmer, we would love to have you!
Elieke Demmer PhD, RD
Chair, Professional Development Committee
National Dairy Council, Dairy Management Inc.
Phone: (847) 627-3232
elieke.demmer@dairy.org

Professional Development Activities
Job Listings

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Company: Imbibe Inc
Type: Full Time
Job: Lab Tech - New Ingredient Technology - RECENT GRADUATE posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Niles, IL
Available until: December 8th, 2018
Company: Griffith Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Retail Marketing Manager posted in Marketing
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: November 30th, 2018
Company: Vegetable Juices, Inc. - Naturex
Type: Full Time
Job: Senior Buyer posted in Other
Location: Bedford Park, IL
Available until: November 30th, 2018
Company: Prinova
Type: Full Time
Job: Sales Development Representative - Inside posted in Sales
Location: Hanover Park IL
Available until: November 29th, 2018
Company: Gulf Stream Search
Type: Full Time
Job: R&D Portfolio Manager posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Chicago, IL
Available until: November 26th, 2018
Company: Innova Flavors
Type: Full Time
Job: Sales Director posted in Sales
Location: Midwest
Available until: November 26th, 2018
Company: Mrieux NutriSciences
Type: Full Time
Job: Key Accounts Manager- Midwest posted in Sales
Location: Midwest (remote)
Available until: November 25th, 2018
Company: Spec Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Senior Design Engineer posted in Operations/Food Processing/Engineer
Location: Plainfield, IL
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Spec Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Project Manager posted in Other - Project Manager
Location: Plainfield, IL
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Spec Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Engineering Manager posted in Operations/Food Processing/Engineer
Location: Plainfield, IL
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Spec Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Electrical Engineer / Automation Engineer posted in Operations/Food Processing/Engineer
Location: Plainfield, IL
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: ROHA USA LLC
Type: Full Time
Job: Regional Financial Controller posted in Administration
Location: St. Louis, MO
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: ROHA USA LLC
Type: Full Time
Job: Operations Manager posted in Operations/Food Processing/Engineer
Location: St. Louis, MO
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: ROHA USA LLC
Type: Full Time
Job: Color Scientist posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: St. Louis, MO
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: ROHA USA LLC
Type: Full Time
Job: Account Manager - RCAN posted in Sales
Location: Anywhere
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Mays Chemical Company, Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: Sales Professional posted in Sales
Location: Indianapolis, IN, Chicagoland Area
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Imbibe Inc
Type: Full Time
Job: Business Development Associate posted in Sales
Location: Niles, IL
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Mays Chemical Company, Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: Industrial Sales Representative posted in Sales
Location: Anywhere
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Carlyle Cocoa
Type: Full Time
Job: Sales & Marketing Associate posted in Sales
Location: New Castle, DE
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Mays Chemical Company
Type: Full Time
Job: Director of Purchasing posted in Other - Procurement
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: ROHA USA LLC
Type: Full Time
Job: Account Manager posted in Sales
Location: Anywhere
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Spec Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Application Engineer / Inside Sales Representative posted in Sales
Location: Plainfield, IL
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: warneconsulting LLC
Type: Temporary
Job: Consultant posted in Other
Location: North America, (US and Canada)
Available until: November 24th, 2018
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Courier posted in Other - Transportation
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: November 23rd, 2018
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Client Development Assistant posted in Sales
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: November 23rd, 2018
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Administrative Services Manager posted in Management
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: November 23rd, 2018
Company: Miller Resource Group
Type: Full Time
Job: Applications Scientist- Beverage posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Available until: November 22nd, 2018
Company: Miller Resource Group
Type: Full Time
Job: Marketing Specialist posted in Marketing
Location: Northbrook, IL
Available until: November 22nd, 2018
Company: Food Ingredient Solutions, LLC
Type: Full Time
Job: Laboratory Intern posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Marshfield, MO
Available until: November 21st, 2018
Company: Lodaat Pharma
Type: Part Time
Job: Regulatory Analyst posted in Regulatory
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Available until: November 21st, 2018
Company: LifeSpice Ingredients
Type: Full Time
Job: Director of Regulatory & Quality posted in Regulatory
Location: Chicago
Available until: November 16th, 2018
Company: Griffith Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Customer Service Representative posted in Other
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: November 16th, 2018
Company: Griffith Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Account Director-Protein posted in Sales
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: November 16th, 2018
Company: Griffith Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Senior QS Analyst-Suppler posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: November 16th, 2018
Company: Griffith Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Regulatory Specialist posted in Regulatory
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: November 16th, 2018
Career Center

Members of Chicago Section IFT have access to our online Career Center where you can Find a Job and Post a Job.

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Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions provide content that is valuable and targeted specifically towards professionals in the food industry. Sessions generally run 2-3 hours and focus on a specific topic that is technical in nature.

October 2018 Event:
Breakfast with Imbibe: Experts Weigh In On Sugar Reduction
A cross-functional panel of beverage experts will feature four perspectives on developing reduced, low and no-sugar products at the bench top level through commercialization. Panelists will answer questions relating to the costs associated with sugar reduction, challenges encountered when reformulating products that use less sugar, the impact of replacing or removing sugar on taste, and the limits of using certain sweeteners across markets. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the technical and regulatory aspects of sugar reduction, attendees will have an opportunity to taste and compare products that use modern sweetener and flavor modulating technologies.
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Career Guidance & Education

Chicago Section IFT also offers professional development opportunities not specific to food science but that every business professional can learn from.

September 2018 Event:
Networking 101

Hate networking because you just don’t know how? Looking to network in your industry and you have no idea where to start when you walk into a large room of people?

Fear no more, Chicago Section IFT knows this can be a challenge! Join us on Wednesday, September 26th at Moretti’s in Rosemont for some tips, tricks and tools on how to network for one the best around, David Yurko, currently the President of the Board- Woodfield Area Children's Organization and former Economic Development Specialist with the Schaumburg Business Association.

Dave is going to talk about the best networking tactics out there! Come on by at 5pm, Dave speaks at 6pm and stick around to use those new skills!

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