Sr. Food Scientist - Seasonings-WIC02035 – Wichita, KS
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food,
agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in
1865, the privately held company employs 130,000 people in 63 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.
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 have 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 Sr. Food Scientist in Wichita, KS. This
position will conduct seasoning and blend development aligned with business
needs for purposes of new product development, new process development,
product or process improvement, technical support or troubleshooting.
The purpose of the position is to: 1) Work within the defined
commercialization process to develop blended seasonings or combined
ingredient components used in finished products; 2) Provide expertise to
optimize current seasoning blends used in existing product portfolio; 3) Participate in development of new technology
innovation both inside and outside the business platform; 4) Provide
technical support to the purchasing function during the supplier selection
30% - Develop a
process to evaluate current seasoning portfolio in an effort to match or
optimize existing seasoning blends.
30% - Proactively
develop functional/flavor seasoning solutions to meet new product
development project requirements.
15% - Develop system
for development and introduction of new ingredients and coordinate
ingredient supply with strategic sourcing initiatives.
15% - Understand new
technology trends related to seasonings/flavor delivery systems and assess
if/how our business can benefit from them. Identify, develop and
capture IP related to ingredients applications.
10 % - Work with
culinary staff, customers and marketing to provide insights into flavor
A bachelor's of science degree or equivalent
experience in food/meat science, culinary arts or food processing is
A minimum of 5 years of experience in the food
industry related to new product development, commercialization of new
products and/or research.
Highly Motivated individual with a strong scientific
Skills necessary to formulate products for use in
Effective project management skills
Capable to provide leadership/motivation to engage
employees in the business across multiple locations.
Ability to facilitate small and large
Technical writing and effective vocal communication
Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify
problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root
cause using data
High level of proficiency using Microsoft office and
A master's degree or equivalent experience is preferred
5 years experience
developing seasoning blends and flavor systems for use in the meat industry
Strong project management skills
Team leadership skills
Cargill is an EEO/AA