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Food Scientist - Wichita, KS 67202


Cargill



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.
Job Purpose and Impact



The Food Scientist will define and execute research and development projects on process and product development. In this role, you will be responsible for ideation, building business cases and project proposals. You will communicate the conclusions and follow up actions with relevant departments to ensure strong stakeholder management. Key Accountabilities

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.


Other duties as assigned Position Information


Relocation will be provided for this position. Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications


Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Animal Science or Food Processing or equivalent experience


Minimum of two years of related work experience (including Masters educational projects) Preferred Qualifications


Master's degree or other post-secondary degree


Experience in new product development, commercialization of new products or meat science research
Experience with data analysis, experimental design with strong documentation standards Experience with Beef processing


Skills in project management


Experience in product and process technology


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

 

 

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