In this role, the Food Scientist will work either alongside other scientists or independently to plan and execute research to support Cargill Protein’s business strategy for Customer Focused Innovation work across the retail, food service, and protein ingredient channels. The focus of these projects will be on insight driven new product development and product/ process improvement to align with our customer’s needs. As needed, the scientist may be called upon to work with customers in a technical sales capacity. This individual will work closely with Business Management, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Consumer Insights, and Food Safety Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) personnel throughout the development cycle to create and implement new products and processes. The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and project leadership to: 1) New product development for product line growth, 2) Process development for the creation of new capabilities, new packaging technologies and/or labor expense reduction efforts, 3) Creation, perfection, and defense of new and existing IP, 4) Involvement in business project review teams. Principal Accountabilities 55% Research and develop innovative customer focused new products, services, and solutions that deliver commercially viable new products. 30% Provide technical leadership in product and process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight. 10% Build business unit, CAP platform and Cargill Corporate collaboration and product technical expertise to team members. 5% Build, maintain and defend IP portfolio
Requirements:Travel – 15-30%A bachelor’s of science degree or equivalent experience in food/meat science, food safety or food processing is necessary. A Masters, PhD or equivalent experience is highly preferred.A minimum of 2 years’ experience in new product development, commercialization of new products, and/or research. Previous experience in retail and/or food service, 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 and email. Previous experience with statistical software is highly preferred. PREFERREDMS or PhD in meat Science or other Ag related degreesMBA Experience in Sales or Marketing
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is the leading voice for the meat and poultry industry. Formed from the 2015 merger of the American Meat Institute (NAMI) and North American Meat Association (NAMA), the Institute has a rich, century-long history and provides essential member services including legislative, regulatory, scientific, international and public affairs representation. NAMI's mission is to shape a public policy environment in which the meat and poultry industry can produce wholesome products safely, efficiently and profitably. Together, the Instituteâ€™s members produce the vast majority of U.S. beef, pork, lamb and poultry and the equipment, ingredients and services needed for the highest quality products.
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