Under limited supervision researches, conducts
experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written
reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through
successful commercialization. Selects appropriate methods, tests and
procedures for testing. Develops project timelines, creates technical
proposals and reports and makes recommendations. Requires one of the
following: Bachelors in Science or Chemistry and 3 to 5 years experience,
Masters and 1 to 3 years experience, or PhD and 0 to 1 years experience.
• Independently design, plan and execute 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. • Work with cross-functional departments 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. • Maintain awareness of current technical trends and identify and
implement technologies that can be applied to increase profitability. • 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, including flying to all parts of the
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 3-4 years work experience in protein technology required. • MS in Food Science or related field plus 1-2 years relevant work
experience preferred. Related fields include Meat Science, Nutrition, Food
Chemistry, Food Engineering, Culinary. • Experience in Product Development in a Food Company required,
frozen packaged goods experience preferred. • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. • Must possess high learning agility • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products. • May travel up to 40% of time. Must be able to travel independently
and as a responsible CAG representative.