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Tyson Foods Incorporated

Food Scientist II - Jimmy Dean Brands

Post Date:Dec 30, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/30/2017Salary:
Location:US-IL-Downers Grove Job Reference:54438BR

Job Description:

This position is responsible for developing and commercializing new and improved products and/or processes through guidance from their manager. This covers all stages of product development and process development including writing new product specifications, and ensuring regulatory labeling and food safety requirements are met. Additional responsibilities include developing samples/prototypes of new products, modifying existing products, optimizing existing products, developing specifications for product production labeling, and compiling cost analysis information. The person in this position will have a strong working knowledge of the scientific methods and is expected to leverage knowledge related to ingredients, product formulation and food processing to support best in class development of new, innovative food products. Essential duties include working with and strongly influencing marketing, insights, sales, culinary, FSQA, operations and purchasing departments, coordinating with suppliers of ingredients, ensuring smooth start-up for new product production processes. This person will take on and complete special projects as needed.


BS, MS or PhD in Food Science, Meat Science, Food Engineering or related field. No degree with minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience.

PhD with no experience. M.S. with minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, B.S. with minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. No degree with minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience.

Requires excellent computer skills with ability to fully utilize MS Office products and Tyson systems (or like systems).

Good verbal and written communication skills required. Presentation skills required. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with cross functional business partners

SPECIAL SKILLS (if applicable):
Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills. Strong project management skills. Strong numerical skills.

May supervise a team of hourly technicians that support a team of scientists.

TRAVEL: 25% - 12+ domestic trips per year. Travel will be required to accomplish our internal and external customer needs. Travel will include customer meetings, plant production facilities for testing and commercialization of new products, process trouble shooting and any other regular business needs.

Contact Information
Tyson Foods Incorporated

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