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Food Scientist – Meats – Omaha, NE

Research and Development



Full Time

Under limited supervision, researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products from conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans. Selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures for testing. Formulates new products to meet customers’ demands and reformulates existing products to improve quality and/or margins. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals and reports and makes recommendations.

·  Base product maintenance support.

·  New Product formulation: Formulate new products to match the cost target, ingredient statement, nutritional profile and attributes of the target product.

·  Develop and document the process for the manufacture of a new product.

·  Independently design, plan and execute experiments.

·  Interpret experimental results and implement next steps.

·  Demonstrate thorough knowledge of pilot plant and commercial scale processes and equipment.

·  Generate raw material, manufacturing and finished product specifications utilizing on-line specification system.

·  Work with cross-functional teams to accomplish project objectives.

·  Contact external industry experts to obtain and present technical information to the R&D organization that can be applied to projects.

·  Organize and lead project presentations to brand management.

·  Maintain awareness of current technical trends to identify and implement technologies that can be applied to increase profitability.

·  Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completion of project objectives in a fast-paced environment.

·  Drive innovation and creativity within brand group by bringing new ideas and prototypes for team review.

·  Work closely with Engineering/Operations to source equipment required for new product manufacture.

·  Provide operations and engineering with process procedures.

·  Conduct plant trials and product start-ups.

·  Develop realistic project timelines in coordination with marketing and the R&D Manager.

·  Sporadic to frequent travel, including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile, as needed.

·  BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 3 years food product development experience required.

·  MS in Food Science or related field plus 1-2 years relevant work experience preferred.

·  Related fields include Meat Science, Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering or Culinary.

·  Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

·  Must possess high learning agility.

·  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, influence and interact within a cross-functional organization.

·  Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

·  May travel up to 40% of time.

·  Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.



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