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Senior Food Scientist-MON00256 – Monticello, MN

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 people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at


Cargill Kitchen Solutions, formerly Sunny Fresh Foods, is a leading marketer of high value, further-processed egg products in the United States. With processing plants in Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan, our customers include premier quick-service restaurant chains as well as food manufacturers.

Position Purpose:

The Senior 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 the position is to provide technical expertise and leadership 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 IP, 4) Involvement in strategic plan and creation of a center of excellence and collaboration, and 5) Provides positive mentoring and technical assistance to Jr. team members through coaching.

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, CAP platform and Cargill Corporate collaboration and provide technical expertise to team members.

·         5% - Build, maintain, and defend IP portfolio.



·         A Bachelor's degree OR 5+ years experience in food/meat science,culinary arts, hotel/resturant management or food processing is required. A Master's or PhD is highly preferred.

·         A minimum of 5 years of experience in new product development, commercialization of new products, and/or research. Previous experience in retail and/or foodservice, operations, and/or management is highly preferred.

·         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 tools and email. Previous experience with statistical software is highly preferred.

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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