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. Also, supports
maintenance of existing brands, such as cost savings projects and
nutrition improvements. Selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures
for testing. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals and
reports and makes recommendations. Requires one of the following:
Bachelors in Science or Chemistry and 3 to 5 years experience, Masters
and 1 to 3 years experience, or PhD and 0 to 1 years experience.
project objectives under the direction of supervisor.
Conceptualize and develop new product prototypes for Base Business
existing products by optimizing product attributes (cost, nutritional
profiles, and ingredient statements).
accurate and complete records.
pilot plant equipment and external partners under limited supervision.
plant trials and new product start-ups.
utilize on-line specification system.
finished product and processing specifications.
experiments and prepare results for review.
prototypes that deliver project objectives. This may include ordering and
weighing ingredients, as well as assembling prototypes for product
Sporadic to 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
BS in Food
Science or related field plus a minimum of 3 years relevant work
experience required, canning, retort, frozen food and/or meal experience
MS or PhD
in Food Science or related fields preferred.
independent thinking needed.
of ingredient functionality.
understanding of food chemistry; especially oil chemistry.
understanding of unit operations.
Demonstrated ability to carry out several projects simultaneously.
ability to effectively communicate and interact with a cross-functional
in Microsoft Office products.
May travel up to 30% of time. Must be
able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.
As we build our brands, we`re building the team that will take our
business to the next level. Our high-performance culture is based on
simplicity, accountability and collaboration and offers exceptional
career opportunities throughout the organization. Challenging positions
at all levels offer opportunities in sales, marketing, manufacturing,
supply chain, IT, finance, R & D and other areas. All of our
positions offer opportunity for personal growth and financial reward.
ConAgra Foods is an equal opportunity employer, and we place a high value
on the diversity of our employees, customers, consumers and vendors.
We`re looking for the best people with the best talent. You can build
your career and be part of building the new ConAgra Foods.