Senior Scientist I
Hillshire Brands - Chicago, IL

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Position Summary:
The Senior Scientist I provides the capability to develop new products for our Sara Lee Deli & Hillshire Farm businesses. This individual will work efficiently and cross-functionally to realize product design, which meets all requisite company, customer and consumer requirements by leveraging new and existing technologies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently plan and conduct tests, analyze results and develop new or improved product/processes for the Retail and Foodservice businesses.

Assess the applicability of new ingredient and process technologies to new product innovations or existing product changes such as quality improvements, nutritional enhancement or cost reduction.

Work with internal and external Customers / Suppliers as well as Third Parties.

Leverage the technical expertise of suppliers by clearly articulating technical requirements needed to design optimal products.

Manage, motivate and develop staff.

Provide technical leadership related to product development for cross functional project teams. Also, support Sales by providing technical support based on needs of the customer/consumer.

BS in Food Science, Meat Science or related field is required. MS/PhD is preferred.

3-5+ years of product development experience is required; meat industry experience preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in formula development, commercialization and product development process.

Demonstrated project management skills--ability to lead multiple, complex projects and teams from concept to commercialization.

Demonstrated technical competency through strong written and communication skills

Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

Computer literacy is essential.



Hillshire Brands focuses on providing meat-centric food products that satisfy consumer appetites and offer exceptional quality and value. The flagship brands of our reinvigorated company include Ball Park, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean and State Fair. In addition, the company produces the well-loved Sara Lee frozen desserts. The Hillshire Brands foodservice division serves our portfolio of products to restaurants, schools, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, hospitality venues and other food service operations. Collectively, these brands generate approximately $4 billion in revenue as they touch millions of consumers in North America.

At Hillshire Brands, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. All employees have a voice, and your ideas are valued. As an employee of the company, your individual contributions will make a significant impact on our overall success. Our organization benefits from the passion of individuals working together, so as an employee of Hillshire Brands you will have an opportunity to further develop your skills, gain new experiences and build new capabilities.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


Product Development

Primary Location

US-IL-Downers Grove (Metro Chicago)



Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Job Level


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Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation's leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The...