Food Scientist I

Tyson Foods - Springdale, AR3.7

If you are looking to make an impact on a meaningful scale, come join us as we raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do!

Work Shift:
1ST SHIFT (United States of America)
This position is responsible for developing and commercializing new and improved products and/or processes with direction 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.

Essential duties include working with and 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.

  • Understanding of product formulation, food processing and the Research and Development process.
  • Understanding of regulatory labeling and food safety requirements.
EDUCATION : B.S. or M.S. in Food Science, Meat Science, Food Engineering or related field. No degree with minimum of 6 years relevant experience.

EXPERIENCE : M.S. with no experience. B.S with minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. No degree with minimum of 6 years relevant experience.

COMPUTER SKILLS : Requires good computer skills with ability to fully utilize MS Office products and Tyson systems (or like systems).

COMMUNICATION SKILLS : 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.

SUPERVISORY : 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.

Relocation assistance available for candidates who qualify under Tyson’s relocation policy.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose .

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.