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Sr Food Scientist, Plant Based Protein - Omaha, NE 68102

Conagra Brands

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Position Summary

Provide technical expertise and leadership to functional groups across all companies in order to directly influence the achievement of business objectives. Researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Supervise technical activities of other professionals and specialists with complete project accountability, assuring effective execution of assigned projects. Drives project timelines, creates technical proposals and reports, and makes recommendations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop new products beginning at the concept phase through successful commercialization
  • Design and conduct plant trials and new product start-ups
  • Plan, prioritize, and complete tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Creates product development schedules that are required to meet project timelines
  • Maintain accurate and complete records
  • Work with pilot plant equipment
  • Learn and utilize on-line specification system
  • Design and execute experiments and prepare results for review
  • Conceptualize and develop new products prototypes
  • Manages individual tasks and works under limited supervision
  • Drive product cuttings, plant trials, and testing
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and safe work area, including the cleaning of equipment, utensils and work surfaces
  • Manage other food scientists or technologists

Position Requirements

  • BS in Food Science. MS preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Thorough understanding of food science
  • Exhibit leadership and proactive attitudes in approaching technical solutions to business and market issues
  • Ability to independently manage project work.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate well and to effectively influence and interact with others to accomplish research goals
  • Great negotiating skills when working through conflict resolution
  • Great presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
  • Problem solving skills
  • Great relationship skills, both internally and externally, to achieve strong partnership and collaboration
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Requires knowledge in food product design, formulation, ingredient functionality and interaction, process design, product scale-up, plant testing and commercialization
  • Good understanding of food industry standards of quality and foods safety, and FDA regulations.
  • Experience with government regulatory requirements in the processing of food

Physical Requirements

  • Work in and around cramped/confined spaces
  • Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
  • Use of tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Driving a company or rental vehicle for up to 6 hours as needed
  • May travel up to 30% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.
  • Exposure to food tasting and smells including all food allergens

Last Modified: March 2017

Our Benefits:

We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:

  • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
  • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
  • Balance: paid-time off, paternal leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)

Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's ®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit .

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.



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