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.
LOCATIONS : Open for candidates based or willing to relocate to Vilvoorde(Belgium), Wolverhampton(UK), Nowy Sacz (Poland) JOB PURPOSE AND IMPACT
The Senior Food Scientist(Alternative Meat Proteins) will coordinate, align and innovate by exploring, developing and implementing new and existing products.
In this position, you will provide technical expertise to new product development for the growth of Alternative Meat Proteins product line and technology / process development for the creation of new capabilities.
This position identifies and implements technical solutions against business goals. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Identify product growth and new product opportunities, modifying plans to meet opportunities.
Stay current with literature and analytical advancements and works with independently on daily tasks.
Provide technical leadership in product and process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight.
Develops and implements innovation roadmap market plan(s) including market and innovation plans aligned to the business strategy.
Work with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, operations, food safety quality and regulatory).
Collaborate with research and commercial brand to develop short and long-term testing programs for experimental and commercial products and hybrids.
Partner with sales, business management, and marketing partners to identify customer needs and translate these into new product development opportunities.
Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in meat science / food science or other technical related field
Minimum of four years of related work experience in Research and Development
Minimum of four years of combined professional experience in the following areas : formulation development, ingredient functionality and alternative protein product development.
Possesses comprehensive knowledge of products, tests, and marketing strategies
Ability to travel up to 40%
Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in meat science, food science or related field
Six or more years of related work experience in Research and Development
Six or more years of combined professional experience in the following areas : formulation development, ingredient functionality and alternative protein product development.
Prior experience in meat processing, alternative meat processing and or experience formulating with functional ingredients
Experience conducting work in a lab, pilot plant and manufacturing environment
Experience working successfully in a matrix organization
Demonstrated financial and business acumen
Strategic thinker with ability to build effective plans to support strategic initiatives
Tech-savvy and comfortable with evolving business-critical technology
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents.
We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.