Food Scientist / Development
Baker – Lake Oswego, OR
Location:Lake Oswego, US-OR
Technol/Scientists, Research & Development
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The primary responsibility of this position is the development and
commercialization of new and improved bakery products and processes,
largely focused on yeast leavened products. This role will actively
participate in product development from ideation, prototype development
through full commercialization. It will participate as R&D
Lead on cross- functional project teams including sales, marketing,
finance, technical services and operations. As a member of the
R&D team, this position will work with sales and marketing in defining
external customers needs, and in developing products, in conducting
production trials and ongoing support activities for custom formulated
- Ideate concepts based on
market trends and defined customer needs, develop bench top
prototypes, define processing parameters to lead to full
commercialization of innovative concepts.
- Evaluate ingredients and
optimize existing formulas for quality, performance, customer
requirements and profitability
- Identify and advance cost
savings and process improvement opportunities. Execute
evaluation and implementation of purchasing initiatives.
- Act as a technical resource
to cross functional project teams including sales, marketing,
regulatory, operations and quality management. Provide guidance for
evaluation of new product opportunities, cost savings ideas and
trouble -shooting operational problems.
- Maintain documentation of
formulations, process standards, finished product attributes and
Relocation assistance will not be provided.
- B.S. or A.A. in Food Science,
Culinary Arts or related field OR 7+ years bakery experience
including 3+ years product development
- 3+ years food
processing, bakery,culinary or food based product
- Must have a valid driver's
- Knowledge of grains, baking
technology and ingredient functionality
- Strong organizational skills
including project planning, and problem solving skills
- Self disciplined, self motivated,
able to work independently
- Ability to build effective
relationships with internal and external customers at all levels
- Ability to work well in a
fast-paced, team environment
- Excellent communication
skills; written and verbal including basic computer skills
- Ability to travel
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financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the
privately held company employs 159,000 people in 68 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
business. For more information, visit www.cargill.com.
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.