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Associate Food Scientist

Research and Development



Full Time

Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products from conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans. Formulates and innovates new products to meet customers’ demands and reformulates existing products to improve quality and/or margins. This position will be part of the 3 year development program for product development new hires.

  Develop and innovate new products or line extensions on the assigned team

  Independently design, plan and execute project experiments.

  Interpret experimental results and implement next steps.

  Demonstrate thorough knowledge of pilot plant and commercial scale processes and equipment.

  Generate raw material, manufacturing and finished product specifications utilizing on-line specification system.

  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to accomplish project objectives.

  Contact external industry experts to obtain and present technical information to the R&D organization that can be applied to projects.

  Organize and lead project presentations to brand management and R&D senior leadership.

  Maintain awareness of current technical trends and identify and implement technologies that can be applied to increase profitability and/or cost savings.

  Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completion of project objectives in a fast-paced environment.

  Drive innovation and creativity within brand group by bringing new ideas and prototypes for team review.

  Sporadic to frequent travel throughout U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.

  BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 1year work experience

  MS in Food Science or related field plus up to 1 year relevant work experience preferred.

  Related fields include Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering or Culinary.

  Experience in Product Development in a Food Company preferred.

  Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  Sound communication (both verbal and nonverbal) skills

  Must possess high learning agility

  Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

  May travel up to 40% of the time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible ConAgra Foods representative.



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