Position Purpose The Sr. Food Scientist will be accountable for coordinated, aligned and successful innovation through exploration, development, and implementation of new and improvement of existing products in Cargill Cooked Proteins, Soups & Sauces Group. Project work will align with the business strategy. Customer focused innovation activities will focus on consumer insights, new product and technology development, new process development, customer partnership and technical sales support. Innovation includes the entire process from ideation to commercialization. The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and project leadership to: 1) New product development for product line growth, 2) Optimization of existing products/processes, and 3) Involvement in strategic plan and creation of a center of excellence and collaboration with other Cargill scientists.Principal Accountabilities Describe job responsibilities/duties (e.g. monitor billing procedures), not tasks (e.g. sign requisitions), listing the most important first. Use a separate statement for each responsibility. Most positions can be described in 3-5 major responsibility areas. Minor or occasional duties should be combined in one last statement. For each responsibility/duty listed, give your best estimate of the average percentage of time each responsibility requires with the following guidelines:•No duty should have a percentage less than 5% or more than 50%. •There should be a minimum of three entries.1.Ideate, research, and develop innovative customer focused new products, services, and solutions that deliver commercially viable new products and solutions.50%2.Develop and build key customer and industry/vendor relationships to facilitate innovation and to stay abreast of trend and market analysis, and new developments in meat and functional food ingredients.15%3.Documentation and IP protection of formulae and processes developed.10%4.Support core processed meat products through optimization and troubleshooting10%5.Assist Sales with customer ideation sessions, prototype development, and presentations10%
Required •A Masters of Science degree or equivalent experience in meat/food processing is necessary OR five years of experience in meat processing is required.•Experience in product development and commercialization of processed meat products is required.•Highly motivated individual with a strong background in scientific procedure and project management skills are required. Meat/food knowledge, data analysis, experimental design, technical writing and effective written and oral communication skills are also required. •Proficient computer and strong project management skills with a drive for results is required.Preferred •Conversational Spanish is a plus•Seasoning development knowledge
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