Under limited supervision researches, conducts
experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares
written reports for the development of new products beginning at
conception through successful commercialization. Selects appropriate meth
Conceptualize and create innovative food prototypes for product development initiatives
including internal and external cuttings, sensory testing, and product
New Product formulation: Formulate new products to match the
ingredient statement, nutritional profile and product attributes of the
target product. Develop and document the process for the manufacture of
the new product.
trials and new product start-ups independently
Develop project timelines that are acceptable to management, marketing
and the R&D Manager.
Identify and approve potential ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.
Develop raw material, finished product and processing specifications.
Work closely with Engineering/Operations to source equipment required
for new product manufacture. Provide operations and engineering with
BS in Food Science or related field required. MS preferred
Minimum 3 years experience
Product Development in a Food Company required
Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Exhibit leadership and proactive attitudes in approaching technical
Demonstrate ability to communicate well and to effectively influence and
interact with others to accomplish research goals and cross-functional
Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
May travel up to 40% of time. Must be able to travel independently
and as a responsible ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative.