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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation employs approximately 40,500 people and operates chicken processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 14 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The Company's primary distribution is through retailers and foodservice distributors. For more information, please visit


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This position is based at the Elberton, GA Plant.


  • Development of new products and line extensions from bench top to commercialization
  • Provide technical support for internal and external customers
  • Identify, develop and install ideas for costs savings and product improvements
  • Design the evaluation of new technology and processes
  • Document all testing procedures and prepare recommended production procedures
  • Lead and manage interdepartmental teams and intra- departmental project teams
  • Hire, train and mentor approved staffing
  • Meet project goals and project timetables set



  • BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 7 years relevant work experience preferred.
  • MS in Meat /Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience preferred
  • May travel up to 40% of time.
  • Protein experience in Product Development in a Food company required.
  • Proven project management skills and outstanding presentation skills

Pilgrim's is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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