Food Scientist – Wichita, KS
Brief Description The Food Scientist will be accountable for coordinated, aligned and successful innovation through exploration, development, and implementation of new and existing products in Cargill Protein Ingredients and International Channel specifically focusing on our by-products and pet treats business segment. Project work will be aligned with the business strategy and initiated and completed through the business PPM process and sponsored and approved by the business leadership. Customer focused and high-performance innovation activities will focus on new product and technology development, new process development, customer partnership and technical sales and operations support. Innovation can include the entire process from ideation to commercialization or segments of the process. The purpose of this position is to provide technical expertise and project leadership for our By Products and Pet Treat business to: 1) New product development for product line growth, 2) Technology/process development for the creation of new capabilities or improvement on existing, 3) Creation, perfection, and defense of new and existing IP, 4) Involvement in strategic plan and creation of a center of excellence and collaboration.Principal Accountabilities 45% Research, ideate, and develop innovative solution for new/current products, services, and solutions that deliver increased earnings or yield improvements for internal and external customers.
20% Utilize portfolio and project management tools.
20% Provide technical leadership in product and process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight for the by-products and pet treat business segment.
10% Build Protein Ingredients and International, Cargill Protein Group, and Cargill Corporate collaboration and product technical expertise.
5% Build, maintain and defend IP portfolio.
?Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.?
Required Qualifications ? Bachelor of Science degree or in lieu of degree 4 years of equivalent experience in food/meat/poultry science or food technology/processing. ? A minimum of 2 years? experience in plant operations, food safety quality and regulatory, pet treat manufacturing, commercialization of new products and/or research. Graduate degree experience does qualify. ? Basic Food & Meat Industry knowledge. ? Proficient with multiple computer software systems, Microsoft Office and email.Success Factors ? Highly motivated individual with strong background in scientific procedure and project management. ? Data Analysis. ? Experimental Design. ? Technical writing skills. ? Effective vocal communication, interpersonal skills; speaks candidly; provides constructive feedback. ? Strong written communication and technical writing skills. ? Strong organization and planning skills.Preferred Qualifications ? Masters, PhD or equivalent if food/meat science. ? Previous experience working directly with customers. ? Previous experience working with plant operations. ? Demonstrates support of the Cargill Leadership Expectations.