Independently researches, conducts
experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares
written reports to result in new/improved products, cost savings and
unique technologies providing business advantages. Design and implement
all technical aspects of projects to ensure that all projects proceed
according to plan. Selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures for
testing. Assesses feasibility of new ideas and provides plan for
development. Leads and directs the work of other Scientists. Requires one
of the following: Bachelors in Science or Chemistry and 5 to 7 years
experience, Masters and 3 to 5 years experience, or PhD and 1 to 3 years
-Exhibit a high level of professionalism and positively contribute to the
image of ConAgra Foods in the technical community by active participation
and leadership in outside professional societies. Recognized within ConAgra
Foods as an authority and a valued internal technical resource.
-Continuous technical and competitive reconnaissance to identify
opportunities for competitive market advantage.
-Provide judgment and experience to assure that an appropriate level of
technical common sense and discipline are being employed and utilized in
-Contribute significantly, directly, and continually to the attainment of
ConAgra Foods business results through the generation and application of
advanced, specialized knowledge.
-Demonstrate leadership and proactive attitudes in approaching technical
solutions to business and market issues.
-Demonstrate ability to propose and persuade new research direction to
address the business needs of the corporation.
-Record significant contributions to ConAgra Foods strategies/business
objectives by generating and applying technical knowledge.
-Display exceptional competence over a sustained period as evidenced by
specific technical accomplishments.
-Recognized as an outstanding scientist/specialist, both inside and
outside ConAgra Foods, and valued as an internal resource across all
functions and R&D groups.
-Demonstrate ability to communicate well and to effectively influence and
interact with others to accomplish research goals.
-Supervise assigned personnel with a demonstrated ability to inspire
subordinates through strong leadership skills and participation in their
-Through increased knowledge of ConAgra Foods business and interactions
with all R&D groups and other functions, prepare plans and lead their
execution against broad technical problems.
-Continually increase level of expertise in area of specialization to
augment ConAgra Foods technical leadership position.
-Identify and develop research programs to exploit an emerging technology
for significant business results.
-Identify and develop research programs to drive cost optimization
through formulation and processing efficiencies, create new prototypes
for product development initiatives and to identify and approve potential
ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.
-Project management required.
-People management required.
-Frequent travel including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly
overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as
-Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic extended
-Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. on a regular basis
As we build our brands, we`re building the team that will take our
business to the next level. Our high-performance culture is based on
simplicity, accountability and collaboration and offers exceptional
career opportunities throughout the organization. Challenging positions
at all levels offer opportunities in sales, marketing, manufacturing,
supply chain, IT, finance, R & D and other areas. All of our
positions offer opportunity for personal growth and financial reward.
ConAgra Foods is an equal opportunity employer, and we place a high value
on the diversity of our employees, customers, consumers and vendors.
We`re looking for the best people with the best talent. You can build
your career and be part of building the new ConAgra Foods.