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Food Scientist-WIC02342 Ė Wichita, KS


Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities. Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values. Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and peopleís lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at


Cargill Beef believes being an industry leader is about more than delivering the highest-quality products and service. Itís about delivering on our promises. Throughout our history, our commitment to building a better future has been at the heart of everything we do. We continue to aggressively pursue improvements and produce real results that impact not only our operations but our industry, employees and the world around us. By continuously improving our products, processes and services we are ensuring a better, more sustainable future for our employees, for our customers, for our communities and for our company.

Cargill Beef/Shared Services has an opportunity available for a Food Scientist, located in Wichita, KS. The Food Scientist conducts 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 this position is to provide technical expertise 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 intellectual property, 4) Involvement in strategic plan and creation of a center of excellence and collaboration, and 5) Provides positive mentor and technical assistance.

Principal Accountabilities:

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

         30% - Provide technical leadership in product and process development and improvement, quality systems, 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, CAPS platform and Cargill Corporate collaboration and product technical expertise to team members

         05% - Build, maintain and defend IP portfolio



         Bachelorís of science degree or equivalent experience (3+ years) in food/meat science, culinary arts, hotel/restaurant management or food processing is necessary.

         Minimum of 3 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 are required.

         Data analysis, experimental design, and technical writing and effective vocal communication skills are also required.

         This position requires a high level of proficiency using Microsoft Office and email.

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

         Ability to travel 30 - 50% of the time


         Master's or PhD is highly preferred.

         Experience with statistical software is highly preferred.

         Previous experience in retail and/or food service, operations, and/or management is highly preferred


Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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