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Food Scientist Ė Wichita, KS




Food Scientist-WIC03324 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thriveóa place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. 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. Learn more at


 At Cargill Beef, we know that our customers donít just sell products; they sell the reputations behind those products. Our customers provide people with something that they crave and love and itís a product that we love, too. And we understand how deeply the quality of our red meat connects to our customersí reputations. After all, itís our reputation, too. We have been innovating for the last 150 years to bring our partners new solutions that help nourish the world. We continue to aggressively pursue improvements and produce real results that impact not only our operations but our industry, employees and the world around us. By continuously improving our products, processes and services we are ensuring a better, more sustainable future for our employees, for our customers, for our communities and for our company.

Position Purpose
Conducts research aligned with business needs for carcass utilization, price realization, quality issues, and exploration of novel concepts influential to the goals of the business. Research can include all segments of the supply chain from live animal management to value added fabrication strategies. The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise, project leadership, and development of novel concepts to optimize value of carcasses harvested by all Cargill facilities. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a synergistic strategy between procurement, operations, sales and further processors to maximize carcass revenue.

Principal Accountabilities
30% - Deliver high performance innovation supporting procurement, plant operations, and development of new products.
30% - Provide technical leadership in process development, total quality management, and operational excellence.
25% - Explore novel concepts to optimize use of raw materials and alternertive strategies to improve quality.
10% - Build collaboration between members of the beef business unit, CAP platform, and Cargill Corporate team.
5% - Build, maintain, and defend IP portfolio.



         Bachelorís Degree in food/meat science, food safety, or food processing 

         A minimum of 2 years experience in beef plant operations, total quality management of beef production systems, exploration of novel applications to food processing, and/or research. Previous experience in food safety, new product development, and/or management is highly preferred.

         A strong background in scientific procedure and project management skills is required. The successful candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter. Experimental design, statistical analysis, technical writing, and effective communication skills are required.

         This position requires a high level of proficiency using Microsoft Office. Previous experience with statistical software is highly preferred.

         Travel Ė 30-50% 


         Masters or PhD.

This position is posted internally as well as externally Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


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