Food Scientist/Food Scientist Sr-WIC01702 Wichita, KS



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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 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. 


Cargill's meat business, headquartered in Wichita, KS, 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.  We employ 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  has an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Food Scientist located at our Research & Development facility in Wichita, KS. This position will conduct research aligned with business needs for purposes of new product development, new process development, process improvement, technical sales support, and trouble shooting. Research can include the entire process from discovery to commercialization or segments of the process.  The purpose of the position is to provide technical expertise and leadership and project leadership to 1) New Product Development for product line growth, 2) Process development for the creation of new capabilities and/or labor expense reduction efforts, 3) Creation, perfection, and defense of new and existing IP, 4) Involvement in strategic plan and creation of a center of excellence and collaboration, 5) Provides positive mentoring and technical assistance to Jr team members through coaching.



         30 % - Deliver high performance innovation, supporting core and new products.

         30% - Provide technical leadership in product and process development and regulatory oversight.

         25% - Research and develop innovative customer focused new products, services and solutions that deliver commercially viable new products.

         10% - Build business unit, CAP platform and Cargill Corporate collaboration and provide technical expertise to team members.

          5 % - Build, maintain, and defend IP portfolio.




         B.S. in food/meat Science, culinary arts, or food processing or equivalent experience

         Minimum 5 years experience in new product development, commercialization of new products, and/or research

         Highly motivated individual with a strong background in scientific procedure and project management skills

         Data analysis, experimental design, and technical writing and effective vocal communication skills

         Builds relationships with internal and external customers

         Strong organizational skills and ability to multi task

         High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office

         Occasional travel (30-50%)


         M.S. or Ph.D.

         Experience in retail and/or foodservice, operations, and/or management

         Previous experience with statistical software


 Research and Development

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