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Senior Technologist - Camden, NJ, USA

Req #: 8687


Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

At Campbell, we cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary

Sr. Technologist position in the Protein Technologies Group, which is part of Campbell’s Ingredient Research & Application (CIRA) team located at Campbell’s WHQ in Camden NJ. This individual will have accountability for proteins in general, but will have a key focus on meat ingredients and technologies. The role is responsible for managing multi-disciplinary R&D projects from concept through commercialization in support of product line extensions, new products, quality improvements and productivity improvements. Work is completed independently in office, lab / kitchen, and production facility environments and includes leading and conducting research, data gathering, data analysis, reporting (oral and written) findings, and making recommendations based on findings. Assignments are complex, and work is performed with minimal supervision; thus the position requires solid scientific grounding, leadership skills, and the ability to successfully partner with External Suppliers, Product Development, Procurement, Quality, Marketing, Government Regulations and Operations throughout the commercialization process.

The position will require approximately 30% to 40% travel.

Computer familiarity with Word, Power Point , Excel and other Microsoft based programs is required; as is the ability to quickly learn Campbell’s internal programs/systems.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Leverage scientific expertise, knowledge of food science, and protein/meat ingredients & technologies to develop and advance Technology platforms to deliver next generation innovation to Campbell’s aligned with the strategic direction of the company and the Business Units.
  • Leverage technical knowledge, and work with suppliers and PD to identify, validate, and implement protein/meat based ingredients &/or technologies to improve finished product quality, enable renovations to existing products &/or enable innovative new products to be brought to market in support of Annual Operating Plans (AOP’s)
  • Provide protein/meat related productivity improvement solutions to Campbell's global organization to reduce cost of protein ingredients, while maintaining/improving quality and ensuring manufacturability. Participate in cross-functional team environment to drive productivity driven projects with both external suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain ingredient purchasing specifications by working with Suppliers, Procurement, Government Regulations

Job Complexity

  • Maintain an active finger on the pulse of external developments occurring in academia, in the supply network, and via other external sources to identify emerging/existing opportunities for Campbell’s
  • Understand the external environment – supply base, capabilities (existing & emerging), scientific & technological advancements, etc. and how that can be leveraged to deliver Campbell’s Annual Operating and Strategic Plans.
  • Evaluating ingredients/technologies/capabilities and assessing their potential impact on CSC, and then making the case for why they should/should not be pursued.
  • Working collaboratively, and leading where appropriate, the work necessary to deliver AOP and margin management opportunities effectively and efficiently.
  • Work closely with suppliers, as well as various functional groups within Campbell's community including Product Development, Procurement, and others to advance initiatives and resolve issues as they arise.

Job Specifications

  • Depth of expertise in food science and technology
  • Possesses an understanding of food manufacturing operations and implications on R&D activities
  • Possesses a working knowledge of strategic & operational plans, and effectively leverages them to drive organization alignment and business performance
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in managing relationships internally, and externally with key academic and scientific organizations
  • Is willing to challenge the status quo appropriately, offers robust alternative approaches, leads the effort for improvement and fosters an environment of forward thinking and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Works effectively with team and cross-functional partners, incl. proactive management of communication up, down and across the organization to ensure understanding and alignment
  • Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of external activity (new technologies, best practices, regulations, etc.), can effectively frame up implications for CSC and build business case for/against technology’s application
  • Acts in accordance with the Campbell Leadership Model, Values, and Culture
  • Exemplary "can-do" and teamwork ethic
  • Additional Specifications
    • In-depth understanding of food science and food chemistry
    • Understanding of food production and manufacturing operations
    • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
    • Superior analytical and decision making skills (risk-based)
    • Ability to frame strategic opportunities and the implications for driving business solutions
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the synthesis and integration of business, consumer and technical information into viable business solutions

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelors of Science degree in Food Science or related field
  • Advanced degree desired
  • Education &/or experience in meat related field/industry desired
  • With a Bachelors of Science a minimum of 5 years experience is required
  • With a Masters of Science a minimum of 2 years experience is required

Working Conditions

  • 60 – 70% Office/meetings
  • 30 – 40% Travel to Campbell Soup Company facilities worldwide, as well as travel to external professional technical, trade, scientific and regulatory meetings


Campbell Valuing People, People Valuing Campbell
Campbell Soup Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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