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Food Scientist - Frozen

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 beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures for testing. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals and reports and makes recommendations.

  Conceptualize and develop new products prototypes.

  New Product formulation: Formulate new products to match the ingredient statement, nutritional profile and product attributes of the target product. Develop and document the process for the manufacture of the new product.

  Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups independently.

  Develop project timelines that are acceptable to management, marketing and the R&D Manager.

  Develop finished product and processing specifications.

  Work closely with Engineering/Operations to source equipment required for new product manufacture. Provide operations and engineering with process procedures.

  BS in Food Science or related field required; MS preferred.

  Minimum 3 years' experience.

  Product development experience in a food company required.

  Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

  Familiarity with recipe management systems; SAP experience preferred.

  Participation in consumer insights and/or sensory testing desired.

  Sound communication (both verbal and nonverbal) skills.

  May travel up to 40% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible ConAgra Foods, Inc. representative.



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