Food Scientist
Cargill - Wichita, KS

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Food Scientist



Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities.

Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values.

Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and

people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at


Cargill Value Added Meats Foodservice is the preferred meat supplier to restaurant chains, healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, business and industry. Foodservice professionals throughout North America count on Cargill Value Added Meats for customer-focused meat solutions that blend culinary trends with labor-saving efficiency.

Cargill Value Added Meats (CVAM) Foodservice has an opportunity available for a

Food Scientist

, located in

Wichita, KS

. This position is responsible for leading the execution of product development projects, least cost formulation, product and food safety research, as well as identifying potential products that will distinguish Cargill from its competitors and defended by intellectual property. Cross functional collaboration are essential working with operations, commercial, supply chain, tech services, as well as customers and suppliers.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Product development (customer and supplier collaboration, pilot plant development, implementation of new products, specification development).

  • Least cost formulation or validations of formulation changes for existing items (identify and prioritize formulation opportunities with plant scale validation).

  • Research (work with support teams to investigate food safety initiatives, shelf life, cook out validation, customer complaints, high performance innovation, sensory analysis).

  • Identify collaboration opportunities across Cargill businesses.

  • Build, maintain and defend intellectual property portfolio.

A bachelor’s of science degree

At least 2 years professional work experience in food/meat science, culinary arts, and/or research.

Ability to effectively communicate (verbal, written, and listening) to a wide range of subject matter expertise.

Highly motivated individual with a strong background in scientific procedure and project management skills are required.

Demonstrated work experience with data analysis, experimental design, and technical writing

Ability to travel 30 - 50%

Master's degree is highly preferred.

Processed meat experience preferred.

Previous experience in retail and/or food service, operations, and/or management is highly preferred

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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