Research and Development Food Scientist
Functional Area(s): Research & Development
Department: DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:
Lead R&D projects and develop new products for key business unit. Work
in a hands-on environment across a broad spectrum of activities, including
new product strategy, concept development, product formulation, process
development, scale-up and plant start-ups.
Job Description: POSITION OVERVIEW:
This important role supporting a dynamic and growing business unit involves
collaborating with cross-functional teams to optimize product and process
development initiatives and prepare new products for launch. Projects will
include those requiring thermal processing. Assume the roles of innovator,
project leader, and technical problem-solver as you team with Marketing,
Marketing Research, Manufacturing and Engineering professionals. Together,
you are accountable for expanding new product businesses and making major
In this role you will:
Lead multiple new product development initiatives short and long term.
Collaborate with business unit and technical cross-functional teams, as
well as external partners, to meet project goals.
Lead pilot plant and manufacturing plant trials, to optimize products and
Direct and supervise an R&D technician and their projects.
Develop and use project management techniques to define and guide
pipeline innovation process.
Maintain effective documentation including technical plans, experimental
design, and new specification creation.
Additional duties as assigned.
Masters degree or Ph.D. degree in Food Science
Minimum 4 years related product development experience in the food
Willingness to travel (approx.. 10% , varies based on projects)
Demonstrated knowledge in food science and processing
Experience with thermally processed products required
Demonstrated project management skills and strong interpersonal skills to
lead cross-functional teams
Demonstrated skills in managing numerous projects concurrently and
adaptability to changing business needs
Demonstrated leadership and initiative, ability to work independently as
well as collaboratively
Demonstrated skills in developing effective external partnerships to
deliver business needs
Ability to influence R&D and other functions
REQUIRED JOB COMPETENCIES
Strong Technical Skills
Desire to Lead
Collaborative, Strong Interpersonal Skills
Bias for Results, High Energy
Our Brands. Your Legacy.
Great brands start with the people that make them great. One of the
world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100
countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Hδagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury,
Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2011 global net sales of US$14.9
We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and
the chance to lead something big. If youre ready to fulfill your
potential, consider sharing your talents with the outstanding people of
General Mills. You will work with legendary brands, nourish people around
the world, and start building your own legacy.
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Job ID: 51398569