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 process.
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 trends.
Required: A bachelor's of science degree or equivalent experience in
food/meat science, culinary arts or food processing is necessary 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 background. Skills necessary
to formulate products for use in meat products Effective project management
skills Capable to provide leadership/motivation to engage employees in the
business across multiple locations. Ability to facilitate small and large
cross-functional teams Technical writing and effective vocal communication
is required 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 e-mail.
Preferred: A master's degree or equivalent experience is preferred 5 years experience developing seasoning blends and flavor systems for use in the meat industry is
preferred. Strong project management skills Team leadership skills
Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.