Cargill Sr. Food Scientist in Wichita, Kansas

Sr. Food Scientist

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

Plan and execute research to support Protein Ingredients & International business strategy with focus on new product development and process improvement, sales technical support and new technology introduction to align with customer needs. This position will work closely with other R&D scientists/technicians, Business Managers, Sales, Marketing, Consumer Insights, Food Safety Quality & Regulatory and Operations. A proactive approach in promoting collaboration across Cargill Protein business segments is expected of this role. Responsibilities include providing technical expertise project leadership for:

1. New product development for business growth inclusive of new capabilities development

2. Defend and maintain existing business

3. Protect and improve existing IP and create new IP

Principal Accountabilities

55%Development of innovative customer focused products, services and solutions that enable new business.

20%Provide technical leadership to support and maintain existing business and implementation of new product initiatives.

15%Collaborate across business channels within Cargill to deliver expected earnings

10%Build, protect and defend Cargill’s IP portfolio.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Meat Science or similar discipline

  • Able to demonstrate keen knowledge of processed meats; such as cooked meat formulation techniques, use and evaluation of functional ingredients, and process development/improvement.

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

  • Ability to interact and communicate with customers utilizing both technical and non-technical language

  • Able to work in cold wet environments

  • Must understand and adhere to Food Safety Principles – HACCP, GMPs

  • Proficient in data analysis and experimental design.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in new product development, product commercialization and product/process improvement.

  • Must be willing to relocate to Wichita, KS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Project Management basics.

  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Experience working directly with customers.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Research and Development

Primary Location US-KS-Wichita

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WIC04005