Sr Food Scientist
ConAgra Foods
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Post Date: Jan 24, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: - n/a -
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Location: US - Nebraska - Omaha
Job Reference: 70303-en_US
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Description
If you're the kind of person who wants to be part of cultivating the most energized, highest-impact culture in the food industry, where you have the opportunity to work on iconic and emerging food brands, then Conagra Brands is the place for you.Position Summary: Under minimal supervision drive technical projects across all ConAgra Brands business platforms to contribute significantly, directly, and continually to the attainment of business results through the application of advanced specialized knowledge of food science and technology.  This involves the understanding of ingredients, the influence of processing and their short and long term interteractions in product application.Job Functions include: 
    Identify and Lead Technical Projects of Product, Package, Process & Supply:
    Identify opportunities for competitive market advantage.New Innovative Technology  - ingredient, process, equipmentConcepts from Vendors or New-In-Market that are adaptable to CAG. Cost Opportunities, Improved Efficiency and System ApproachesClean Label Functional Ingredient Alternatives
    Technical Concept Generation
    New Ideas and Proof of Concepts (Ingredient Functionality, Product, Package and Processing)IP IdentificationStrong Connection to PD, Culinary, Marketing, Procurement and Manufacturing.  
    Drive Technical Programs – Emulsions, Stable Foams, Hydrocolloids & Functional Ingredients, Etc. Cultivate & Leverage Key External Partners  – Industry, University, 3rd party researchConduct Technical Training to others in the organizaiton
 Position Responsibilities
    Formulate and execute the development from benchtop to production scale for both new products and product improvements.  This would include cost savings initiatives, flavor optimization, ingredient statement matching, nutritional profile matching, etc.Assist in identification and approval of potential new ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.Provide judgment and experience to assure an appropriate level of technical common sense and research discipline are being employed and utilized in business decisions.Develops a close functional relationship with team to review projects, contribute information, and provide suggestions regarding product-processing requirements.Contributes guidance and suggestions early in the product development process that will improve delivery of functional product designs.Participates in pilot plant and production plant testing with cross functional team.Prepares recommended manufacturing procedures and quality measures for use scaling up product for plant production.Provides technical support for commissioning and start-up operations.Revises and troubleshoots the process as needed to ensure successful production of products.Prepares specs and compiles associated quality control measures as applicable.
 Position Requirements:
    BS in Food Science or related field required. MS or PHD preferredMinimum 5 years experienceExperience developing products in a Food or Food Ingredient Company requiredEffective understanding of principles of scientific investigation and constitution suited to the practice of diligent observation.Demonstrated ability to communicate well and to effectively interact with, and influence others to accomplish goals.Occasional travel including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas.Proven ability to trust and rely on others, to display can do attitude even when going gets rough, and to continually be personally accountable.Proven ability to problem solve and handle multiple projects simultaneously.Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
 Physical Requirements:
    Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. on a regular basis.Driving a company or rental automobile 4 – 6 hours as needed.Use of pilot plant equipment.Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include:  loud noise, heat, cold, wet and slippery conditions.Ability to move safely and freely around machinery in both manufacturing and pilot plants.
  SF:LI-KZ-1SF:GDREQ:70303 DisclaimerThis position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation.  As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.Conagra Brands, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.



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