Sr Food Scientist- International
ConAgra Foods
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Post Date: Jan 24, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Nebraska - Omaha
Job Reference: 71701-en_US
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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.In this exciting role, as a Senior Food Scientist, you will drive innovation and renovation across variety of International markets. The role involves identifying, framing, assessing, leading and successful execution of initiatives with an entrepreneurial mindset that provide a competitive advantage and drive sales across several ConAgra brands Position summary:  Actively manages product development projects and provides technical support to the International business.  Identify, develop, and implement new ideas, ingredients, products and processes for all International products.  Internally, effectively utilizes the RQI matrix and executes plans with cross functional partners in Marketing, Sales, QA, Supply Chain, etc.  Externally, manages relationships with suppliers of ingredients, finished products and of 3rd party service providers for prototype development or sensory insights.  Responsibilities:  
    Leads technical and cross-functional initiatives as a key member of the business team Independently conceives, plans, directs and conducts research and developmentProvides direction for technical feasibility and soundness of programs / experiments in support of product, production, suppliers and qualityCommunicates complex technical information in an easily understood format to various levels of management & Senior LeadersLeads development of technology strategies internally with ConAgra resources and externally with 3rd party consultant resourcesIdentifies and champions ideas for technology improvements / cost savings / innovation, alignment of project strategic fitDevelop products (i.e. new, line extensions, cost savings) from concept phase to successful commercialization and verification (CQV)Coordinate and execute pilot and plant trials and product start-upsDevelop and issue Consumer Based Specifications for formula,  processing and raw ingredient specificationsLeads and directs other scientists / technicians / interns as neededMentors and coaches junior scientists
 Qualifications, Education & Experience:
    BS Degree in Food Science or related field required, Master’s Degree in Food Science or related field preferred3-5 years of food product development experience,or 2-3 years of food product development experience with a Ph.D.Excellent knowledge of basic food unit operations and product functionality and safety
 Competencies (Critical Skills, Aptitudes & Personality):
    Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skillsExcellent project management expertise.Excellent communication skills (written and oral).Extensive experience in managing financial resources.Excellent interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate and persuade at all levels
and thrive in a cross-functional environment.
    Excellent decision making and judgment skills.Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills.
    Strong coaching and people development skills.Language/Fluency: English. Other languages would be considered a plus
Physical Requirements:
    Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. as needed.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:CB1REQ: 71701 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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