researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary
findings and prepares written reports to result in new/improved products,
cost savings and unique technologies providing business advantages. Design
and implement all technical aspects of projects to ensure that all projects
proceed according to plan. Selects appropriate methods, tests and
procedures for testing. Assesses feasibility of new ideas and provides plan
for development. Leads and directs the work of other Scientists. Requires
one of the following: Bachelors in Science or Chemistry and 5 to 7 years
experience, Masters and 3 to 5 years experience, or PhD and 1 to 3 years
high level of§ professionalism and positively
contribute to the image of ConAgra Foods in the technical community by
active participation and leadership in outside professional societies.
Recognized within ConAgra Foods as an authority and a valued internal
Continuous technical and competitive§ reconnaissance to identify
opportunities for competitive market advantage.
Provide judgment and experience to assure that an appropriate§ level of technical common sense and
discipline are being employed and utilized in business decisions.
Contribute significantly, directly, and continually§ to the attainment of ConAgra Foods
business results through the generation and application of advanced,
Demonstrate leadership and§ proactive attitudes in approaching
technical solutions to business and market issues.
Demonstrate ability to propose and persuade new research direction§ to address the business needs of
Record significant§ contributions to ConAgra Foods
strategies/business objectives by generating and applying technical
Display exceptional competence over a§ sustained period as evidenced by
specific technical accomplishments.
Recognized as an outstanding scientist/specialist, both inside and outside§ ConAgra Foods, and valued as an
internal resource across all functions and R&D groups.
Demonstrate ability to communicate well and to effectively§ influence and interact with others
to accomplish research goals.
Supervise§ assigned personnel with a
demonstrated ability to inspire subordinates through strong leadership
skills and participation in their development plans.
Through increased knowledge of ConAgra Foods business and§ interactions with all R&D
groups and other functions, prepare plans and lead their execution against
broad technical problems.
Continually increase level§ of expertise in area of
specialization to augment ConAgra Foods technical leadership position.
Identify and develop research programs to exploit an§ emerging technology for significant
Identify and develop§ research programs to drive cost
optimization through formulation and processing efficiencies, create new
prototypes for product development initiatives and to identify and approve
potential ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.
BS in Food
Science or related field§ plus a minimum of 5 years relevant
work experience required, or MS in Food Science or related field plus 3-5
years relevant work experience, or PhD in Food Science or related field
plus 1-3 years relevant work experience preferred. Related fields include:
Project management required.§
People management§ required.
Frequent travel including flying to all parts of the U.S.,§ possibly overseas, and driving a
company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic§ extended workdays.
Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. on a regular§ basis