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Senior Scientist, Meat/Meat Alternatives - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Senior Scientist - Decatur, ILMeat/Meat AlternativesThis is a full-time, exempt position. Position Summary:The Senior Scientist will be responsible for working closely with customers from North America and ADM global colleagues in the formulation of plant-based protein ingredients and other functional food ingredients into processed meat systems.
This includes knowledge of formulation methods to improve the cost structure of processed meat system while maintaining or improving product quality. This would entail working closely with customers to incorporate these plant-based proteins and other food ingredients into their processed meat systems as well as working with customers on product re-formulation, new product development, quality assessment and process enhancement. This individual would be responsible for assisting with technical trainings for our customers and distributors in the use of plant-based proteins and other functional ingredients in processed meat applications.Requirements:The individual holding this position is expected to have a working knowledge of plant protein ingredients, formula development, process enhancement, processing equipment operation, and ingredient functionality and usage optimization. This position will work closely and cross-functionally with Food Science, Culinary and Commercialization teams. The successful candidate will have strong presentation skills, be self-motivated, agile and team oriented. Prior experience with product development is required. Some knowledge of food regulations and labeling is preferred. This position would require approximately 30% travel and will be based in Decatur, IL. Key Skills & Competencies:M.S./Ph D. Degree Meat Science or Food Science or with 5 or more years of experience Ability to work independently and within cross-functional teams on Research projects that involve the development and improvement of novel protein solutionsAbility to collaborate with and have good written and verbal communication skills when working with colleagues in Commercial, Research, and Operations groupsThis individual should have a detailed understanding of the use of food ingredients in the formulation of processed meat systemsA sound understanding of equipment set up & SOPs used in the development of processed meatsProficiency in basic protein analytic techniques & bench top/pilot development workThe successful candidate will have strong communication skills, be self-motivated and team oriented.Be a good teammate with good interpersonal skillsSelf-motivated and willing to work hands-on at the laboratory, pilot, and plant levelAbility to lift up to 50 lbs.Job Duties:Accountable for developing formulas for meat and alternative meat applicationsAccountable for scale-up of product prototypesAccountable for designing and running experimentsResponsible for leading complex and cross-functional projectsResponsible for developing and maintaining technical - to - technical relationships with customersResponsible for supporting nutrition growth strategy initiatives Be self-motivative to challenge and drive R&D efforts through innovation solutionsKnowledge & Skills:Sense of urgency, acceptance of change, communication, technical knowledge, quality minded, collaboration, flexibility, teamwork, problem solving, dependability, curiosity, integrity and a commitment to safety.MS or higher (Meat or Food Science,) with 5+ years product development experience.Developed project management skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, PPT, WORD etc.)Relocation is available with this position.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. REF:75159BR

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , Senior Scientist, Meat/Meat Alternatives - Decatur, IL, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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