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.
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
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
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