Food Scientist Research and Development - Wichita, Kansas
Company: Cargill, Inc
Open Til: 04-Apr-10
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: General
Career Type: Researcher/Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural,
financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the
privately held company employs 160,000 people in 67 countries.
Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and
is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet
economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does
Cargill Meat Solutions (CMS) is comprised of Cargill Beef, Pork, Food
Distribution, Case Ready, Regional Beef, Value Added
Meats Food Service, Value Added Meats Retail and Cargill
Cattle Feeders. CMS employs approximately 35,000
worldwide and has processing facilities and sales offices in the
US, Canada, and Australia, and international business offices in Australia,
China, Honduras, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
Cargill Meat Solutions has an exciting opportunity available for a Food Scientist Research and
Development. This position will be the
primary technical resource for cooked meats (beef, pork, turkey, chicken).
The candidate will work with customers and business development to define
new product development, production process development and improvement,
and capture intellectual property.
- Primary project
manager for new/improved product testing and process testing.
- Serve as a significant member
of the cooked meats team
- continual customer support
- improvements/innovations in
product and production
- timely and accurate
- a sustainable and profitable
- A bachelor's of science
degree or equivalent experience in food/meat science,culinary arts,
hotel/restaurant management or food processing.
- A minimum of 2 years of
experience in new product development, commercialization of new
products, and/or research.
- Experience in meat
processing, especially cooked meat manufacturing.
- Understand customer needs,
wants, and services.
- Be confident in making and
delivering promised solutions to customers.
- Skilled in product analysis
(micro, sensory, color, culinary, etc.)
- Willing to travel and able to
- Travel to production
facilities or customer visits (20-50%)
- A strong background in
scientific procedure and project management skills.
- Knowledge and understanding
of factors affecting meat quality.
- Knowledge and understanding
of ingredient functionality.
- Data analysis, design of
experiments and technical writing skills.
- Proven leadership and
- A high level of
proficiency using Microsoft Office tools and email.
- A Master's, PhD in food processing.
- Previous experience with statistical
- Previous experience in retail
and/or food service operations.