Associate Food Scientist - Omaha, NE
Dec 12, 2014
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ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the
best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced
professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for
growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced
This is a customer facing technical services role. With
guidance from functional teams, this position facilitates interaction with technical teams to advance the new product
development and approval process. Develops improved protocols to meet
customer needs from new product concept through successful
commercialization. Serves as key technical liaison between ConAgra
Foods and customer teams.
- Secure, prepare, review,
present and track progress for project samples
- Within 30 days, be
independently capable of running Sample Review/Approval process
established; ensure compliance with customer requirements
- Build 1:1 relationships with
customer Product Developers in Private Brand categories relevant to
- Develop in depth understanding
of customer private brand strategy and processes, communicating business
development requirements to internal teams.
- Use of Project Brief to capture
customer expressed need and draft APM for comparison to ConAgra
capability and early insight to manage customer expectations
- Build customer
interface/business development skills that enhance ConAgra’s ability to
deliver profitable business growth and meet customer expectations
- Provide customer insight to
help teams conceptualize and develop new product prototypes.
- Faciliate internal communication across
Manufacturing, Product Devlopement, Quality,
Marketing and Sales teams.
- Follow through on Product
Development interaction and follow ups from unique Quality Review
- Participate in monthly CoA and
Consumer complaint reviews; use in support of APM format of Project
- Support ASPECT data collection
prioritize and complete tasks effectively and efficiently.
project objectives under the direction of supervisor.
- Maintain accurate
and complete records.
- BS in Food Science or related
- 1 year relevant work experience
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
and verbal communication.
self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks.
- Proven ability
to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- May travel up to 30% of
time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible
- Driving a company or rental
automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.
- Walking, standing, or sitting
for extended periods of time
- Lifting (ability to lift 25 lbs on a regular basis)
- Occasional exposure to
- Sensory evaluation of wide
variety of foods and meats
Requisition ID: 35447
ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal
opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status
or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs
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Recent Graduate, Engineering, Sales, Entry Level