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Food Scientist

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Job ID 217033 Date posted 06/30/2022 Location : Wichita, Kansas | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

Would you like to work for a global company that values excellence and diversity? Do you have a passion for research and development and innovation? We are looking for someone like you. The Food Scientist will providing technical and scientific expertise on meat product development and innovation, with emphasis in raw material quality and functional properties, value-adding, non-meat ingredients, and shelf life extension. The Scientist will execute projects in collaboration with Business Managers and other stakeholders for both branded and private label products.  We seek for a highly motivated professional that thinks out of the box and finds innovative and cost-effect solutions to the business and customers. In this role, you will identify and implement technical solutions to meet business goals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify product growth and new product opportunities providing technical and scientific solutions in meat product development and commercialization and innovation.
  • Work on projects to improve processing efficiency, throughput, product quality, and food safety of value-added meat products.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership on raw material usage, processing, quality, and food safety. 
  • Partner and stay connected with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, ops, FSQR, and regulatory).
  • Provide findings and analysis with insights, research, and commercial brand to develop short and long-term testing programs for experimental and commercial products and IP generation.
  • Collaborate and build partnership with sales, business management, and marketing professionals to identify customer needs and translate these into new product development opportunities.
  • Traveling up to 30% of the time.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Experience in meat quality, processing, research and development, sensory evaluation, product development, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision and teamwork collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Meat Science, Animal Science, or related field. 
  • Master's degree or other post-secondary degree.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to build effective plans to support business strategies and goals. 
  • Experimental design and statistical analysis.


Position Information

Domestic Relocation Assistance will be provided 

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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