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Food Scientist - Wichita, KS 67202


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 Cargillís 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.


Do you have a passion for working as a Food Scientist? Want to work for a global company that values excellence? Would you love working in a hardworking team of dedicated professionals? We are looking for someone like you. The Food Scientist will coordinate, align and innovate through exploration, development and implementation of new and existing products. We seek an experienced professional to provide technical expertise to new product development for product line growth and technology/process development for the creation of new capabilities. In this role, you will identify and implement technical solutions to meet business goals.


Identify product growth and new product opportunities.

Analyze and interpret market data to take advantage of opportunities and minimize adverse trends.

Stay abreast of current literature and analytical advancements.

Provide technical guidance and leadership on products, process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight.

Partner and stay connected with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, ops, food safety quality and regulatory).

Provide findings and analysis with insights, research and commercial brand to develop short and long-term testing programs for experimental and commercial products and hybrids.

Collaborate and build partnership with sales, business management, and marketing partners to identify customer needs and translate these into new product development opportunities.

Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.


Bachelorís degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Experience working successfully in a matrixed organization.

Minimum of two years of combined professional experience in the following areas: protein formulation development, ingredient functionality and product commercialization.


Master's degree or other post-secondary degree

Tech-savvy and comfortable with evolving business-critical technology

Strategic thinker with ability to build effective plans to support strategic initiatives

Experience working in a manufacturing environment

Prior experience in meat processing, alternative meat processing and or experience formulating with functional ingredients

Extrusion experience

Experience conducting work in a lab, pilot plant and manufacturing environment

Operations experience

Demonstrate financial and business acumen

Product Management

Experience as a thought leader

Skilled communicator

Able and willing to travel 30%


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