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FOOD SCIENTIST-MANUFACTURING

WICHITA, KS
Do you have a passion for working as a Food Scientist? Want to work for a global company that values excellence? Would you love working in a hardworking team of dedicated professionals? We are looking for someone like you. The Food Scientist II will coordinate, align and innovate through exploration, development and implementation of new and existing products. We seek an experienced professional to provide technical expertise to new product development for product line growth and technology/process development for the creation of new capabilities. In this role, you will identify and implement technical solutions to meet business goals.

Key Accountabilities
 

Identify product growth and new product opportunities.
Analyze and interpret market data to take advantage of opportunities and minimize adverse trends.
Stay abreast of current literature and analytical advancements.
Provide technical guidance and leadership on products, process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight.
Partner and stay connected with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, ops, food safety quality and regulatory).
Provide findings and analysis with insights, research and commercial brand to develop short and long-term testing programs for experimental and commercial products and hybrids.
Collaborate and build partnership with sales, business management, and marketing partners to identify customer needs and translate these into new product development opportunities.
Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
 
Minimum Qualifications
 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Minimum of two years of combined professional experience in the following areas: protein formulation development, ingredient functionality and product commercialization.
Experience working successfully in a matrixed organization.
 

Preferred Qualifications
 

Master's degree or other post-secondary degree
Tech-savvy and comfortable with evolving business-critical technology
Strategic thinker with ability to build effective plans to support strategic initiatives
Experience working in a manufacturing environment
Prior experience in meat processing, alternative meat processing and or experience formulating with functional ingredients
Extrusion experience
Experience conducting work in a lab, pilot plant and manufacturing environment
Operations experience
Demonstrate financial and business acumen
Product Management
Experience as a thought leader
Skilled communicator
Able and willing to travel 30%
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
Don't miss out! Apply now and we'll be in touch immediately with more specific details, salary information and to answer any questions!!

This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

KP Recruiting Group 
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