Food Scientist I
- Hillshire Farm Brands Springdale, AR
Food Scientist I
SUMMARY: This position is responsible for developing and commercializing
new and improved products and/or processes with direction from their
manager. This covers all stages of product development and process
development including writing new product specifications, and ensuring
regulatory labeling and food safety requirements are met. Additional
responsibilities include developing samples/prototypes of new products,
modifying existing products, optimizing existing products, developing
specifications for product production labeling, and compiling cost analysis
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Include working with and influencing marketing, insights,
sales, culinary, FSQA, operations and purchasing departments, coordinating
with suppliers of ingredients, ensuring smooth start-up for new product
production processes. This person will take on and complete special
projects as needed.
REQUIREMENTS: Understanding of product formulation, food processing and
the Research and Development process. Understanding of regulatory labeling and food safety
Education & Experience: To be considered with no experience, must have an M.Sin Food Science,
Meat Science, Food Engineering or related field.; can be considered if in
the final year of your M.S. program To be considered with B.S in Food Science, Meat Science, Food
Engineering or related field; must have 2 years of relevant work experience To be considered with no degree you must have a minimum of
6 years relevant work experience
Computer Skills: Requires good computer skills with ability to fully
utilize MS Office products and Tyson systems (or like systems).
Communication Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills required.
Presentation skills required. Must have the ability to effectively
communicate with cross functional business partners
Special Skills: Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving
skills. Strong project management skills. Strong numerical skills.
Supervisory: May supervise a team of hourly technicians that support a
team of scientists.
Travel: 25% - 12+ domestic trips per year. Travel will be required
to accomplish our internal and external customer needs. Travel will include
customer meetings, plant production facilities for testing and
commercialization of new products, process trouble shooting and any other
regular business needs.
Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an
inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought
to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity,
Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company
and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our
Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.