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. Selects appropriate meth
Develop and innovate new products or line
extensions on the assigned team
Independently design, plan and execute project 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.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to accomplish project
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 and
R&D senior leadership.
Maintain awareness of current technical trends and identify and
implement technologies that can be applied to increase profitability and/or
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.
Sporadic to frequent travel throughout 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 work experience.
MS in Food Science or related field plus up to 3 year relevant work
Related fields include Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering
Experience in Product Development in a Food Company preferred.
Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Sound communication (both verbal and nonverbal) skills.
Must possess high learning agility.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
May travel up to 30% of the time. Must be able to travel independently
and as a responsible ConAgra Foods representative.