Food Stability Scientist
General Mills - Minneapolis, MN
Job Description: In this role, the successful candidate will be
working as part of the Product Guidance and Insights (PGI) team and guide
R&D Teams to ensure the required shelf life quality information is
generated for the business team. This will entail using consultation to
determine the ideal project approach using historical data through math
models and foundational documents, and designing and managing storage tests
to fill knowledge gaps as required.
In this role you will:
- Collaborate with the TAPPI lab,
Analytical physical testing, Microbiology, Product and Packaging
R&D, QRO, Technical Services, Sensory Scientists/Engineers, and
pertinent external partners.
- Work directly with customers
and business teams.
- Independently consult, design,
and manage the appropriate storage studies to meet business needs and
enhance product foundational knowledge.
- Expected to create, modify, and
apply predictive models to meet business needs.
- Interpret test results in
context of project objectives and foundational learning in terms of
product key attributes, quality measures, and consumer expectations.
- Communicate insights to
clients/project teams and recommend next steps.
- Actively develop platform
specific foundational knowledge as per individual project results and
disseminate to pertinent teams.
- Serve as advocate for the
application of product foundational knowledge and brand protection for
product development teams.
- Train R&D, Packaging and
QRO on storage quality theory and best practices.
- Communicate product variation
insights and findings to clients/project teams and recommend next steps.
- Masters degree (Chemistry, Chemical
Engineering, Packaging Engineering, or Food Science and Technology
preferred) In lieu of MS degree, would consider Chemical Engineering Bachelors degree
- 2 yrs
experience required, 3-5 yrs experience
- Fundamental understanding of
potential chemical reactions and mechanisms that will influence the
storage quality of food.
- Strong problem solving skills
- Strong applied math skills;
including regression methods, design of experiments, and multivariate
- Experience with designing
statistical experiments and communicating insights derived from
technical data to a project team
- LIMS software preferred,
however not required
- Ability to apply pertinent
information from broad range of disciplines, including Food Chemistry,
Food Physical Chemistry, Food Engineering, Microbiology, Sensory
Science, and Statistics
- Must be able to consult
effectively with ITQ clients and project teams.
- Strong written and influence
skills to effectively interpret and communicate product insights.
- Ability to leverage and
collaborate with other technical resources and leverage existing
foundational data (Labware) to effectively
lead multiple projects.
- Strong prioritization skills.
Brands. Your Legacy.
Great brands start with the people that make them great. One of the world's
leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and
markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury,
Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2011 global net sales of US$14.9
We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the
chance to lead something big. If you’re ready to fulfill your potential,
consider sharing your talents with the outstanding people of General Mills.
You will work with legendary brands, nourish people around the world, and
start building your own legacy.
Location: Minneapolis, MN, US
Job ID: 51703375
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