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Product Developer- Plymouth, MN




Product Developer-PLY00346 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



Position Purpose:


The Product Developer position is the dedicated resource to support Cargill cutting edge innovation projects in edible oils area. The person will be supporting product development experiments to deliver new healthy oil solutions. This position will be supporting innovation projects; executes research focused on clean label, low saturated fat and non-hydro solutions; supports product development and commercialization; works in coordination with external and internal cross-functional technical teams; assesses utilities of emerging technology; and creates new products and system-based solutions.


Principal Accountabilities:


40% - Support product development opportunities based on consumer trends and customer needs. Support projects per study plan and instructions. Execute experiments and plant trials to deliver solutions. Report results and recommend solutions for peer and management review; support scale up and implement solutions onsite.


20% - Create new oil products and food ingredient system-based solutions.


20% - Conduct frying study with minimal supervision; collect and analyze data and issue reports.


10% - Conduct instrumental analyst following standard and official methods.


10% - Assist senior scientists on delegated tasks as well as any other duties as assigned.





Required Qualifications:

         Bachelorís Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related discipline.

         Minimum 2 years of Product Development experience.

         Proven record of product development.

         Proven ability to execute projects from planning to reporting with minimal supervision.

         Strong knowledge of experimental design.

         Strong knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

         Strong knowledge of Food Safety.

         Effective interpersonal and team working skills.

         Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.

         Microsoft Office Suite experience.

         Ability to lift 35 pounds routinely.

         Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

         Masterís Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related discipline.

         Minimum 3 years Research and Development Food Industry experience.

         Minimum 2 years in fats and oils product development.

         Food Service experience.

         Practical knowledge in fats and oils chemistry and processing.

         Practical knowledge in frying and snack industry.

         Project management.

         Statistical design and analysis.

         Innovative, independent thinker, and problem solving using multiple discipline.

         Proven record of challenging status quo.

         Demonstrated skills to communicate complex technology concepts with business and management teams.


 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


 Research and Development

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 Day Job


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