Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.
Job Purpose and Impact
The Principal Scientist - Innovation will act as an integrated project manager for medium to large multidisciplinary innovation driven projects. In this role, you will apply expertise in innovation management to significant innovation projects from ideation to implementation and commercial launch.
Lead multidisciplinary project teams to plan and deliver innovation driven projects, integrating all aspects including business case development, commercial desirability, product or process development and scaleup, intellectual property and regulatory and safety reviews.
Communicate with project stakeholders and manage diverse expectations, ensure business and strategic alignment, document progress and prepare gate review and key project documents.
Develop a viable business case documenting and tracking business case assumptions and risks.
Partner collaboratively with the new business development team to identify customer desirability through experimentation, prototyping, value propositions and market assessments.
Oversee product and process technology development and transition from lab scale demonstration to piloting to startup.
Ensure safe execution of all project activities at all stages from ideation through development and implementation to startup.
Other duties as assigned
Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Project management skills and experience
Minimum of six years of related work experience
Ability to travel up to 20%
Master's degree or other post-secondary degree
Experience in a manufacturing or process development environment
Experience in a business or product development environment
Confirmed skills and experience with agile project management techniques
Experience in white space innovation in the protein industry
Experience working in animal protein R&D
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet
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 160,000 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.