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
lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover
how we can be Better Together at www.cargill.com.
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.
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.
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
25% - Research and develop innovative customer focused
new products, services and solutions that deliver commercially viable new
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 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.