The Senior Food Scientist will be accountable for coordinated, aligned and successful innovation through exploration, development, and implementation of new and existing products in Cargill Protein Group Protein Ingredients and International Channel. Project work will be aligned with the business strategy and initiated and completed through the business PPM process and sponsored and approved by the business leadership. Customer focused innovation activities will focus on consumer insights, new product and technology development, new process development, customer partnership and technical sales support. Innovation can include the entire process from ideation to commercialization or segments of the process. The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and project leadership to: 1) New product development for product line growth, 2) Technology/process development for the creation of new capabilities, 3) Creation, perfection, and defense of new and existing IP, 4) Provides positive mentor and technical assistance to junior team members through coaching.
BA/BS degree in meat science/food science or related field
4+ years combined professional experience in R&D
4+ years combined professional experience with cooked meats, formulation development, cooking expertise with an emphasis in pizza toppings and thermal screw technology.
Experience and knowledge in beef, pork, turkey, and chicken meat products.
Proven ability to turn ideas into commercialized products (successful innovation product launch)
Demonstrated proficiency in working with ambiguous direction
Experience working successfully in a matrix organization
Design of experiments
Demonstrated financial and business acumen
This position requires a high level of proficiency using Microsoft Office tools and business reporting systems
Strong organizational and accuracy skills
Experience working with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, ops, FSQR, multiple proteins)
Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
Excellent communication and conflict management skills required
Good decision-making; ability to prioritize goals and work
Strategic thinker with ability to build effective plans to support strategic initiatives
Must be tech-savvy and comfortable with evolving business-critical technology
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.ke