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Food Scientist - Omaha, NE 68102

Conagra Brands

Hybrid remote

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Disability insurance

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Paid time off

Parental leave

Vision insurance

401(k) matching

Full Job Description

Position Summary: Under limited supervision researches, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Contributes to the creation, maintenance, and review of integrated recipes for new or existing items that include: specifications, materials, formulas, equipment, quality and process information for R&D, plant, co-manufacuring and suppliers. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals, reports and makes recommendations. Must be able to work both independently or with a team.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead new and existing product development initiatives.
  • Formulate products to achieve cost targets, nutritional profile, ingredient statement, and product attributes of the target product.
  • Processes product recipe changes and maintain accurate records of change.
  • Develop finished product and manufacturing process specifications using SAP, Oracle, and other programs as needed.
  • Develops plan to collect analytical data to support NLEA Labeling requirements, and implements nutritional labeling claims or certification processes as needed on new or existing products.
  • Build and deliver against product development schedules in order to meet project timelines.
  • Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups independently.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team including processing, marketing, finance, packaging and brand design, procurement, and manufacturing.

What You'll Bring:

  • BS in Food Science or related field required.
  • Minimum 4 years experience
  • 3-4 years work experience in food technology or foodservice is a plus
  • Experience in canned or retorted products strongly preferred
  • Experience in Product Development or related field at a food company required
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Good understanding of food industry standards of quality and food safety, and FDA & USDA regulations.
  • Ability to independently manage project work.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate well and to effectively influence and interact with others to accomplish research goals.
  • Up to 25% travel including flying in US, possibly overseas. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible Conagra Brands, Inc. representative.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic extended workdays.
  • Driving a company or rental automobile
  • Use of tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Walking and/or standing on various surface types
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Our Modern Workplace:

Conagra’s culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Omaha office 3 days a week.

At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future

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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