Conagra Brands Food Scientist Job in Omaha, NE | Glassdoor

Food Scientist

Conagra Brands 3.0808 Reviews  – Omaha, NE

Job Description

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.

Position Summary: Under limited supervision researches, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Contributes to the creation, maintenance, and review of integrated recipes for new or existing items that include: specifications, materials, formulas, equipment, quality and process information for R&D, plant, co-manufacuring and suppliers. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals, reports and makes recommendations. Must be able to work both independently or with a team.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead new and existing snacks and/or frozen product development initiatives.
  • Formulate products to achieve cost targets, nutritional profile, ingredient statement, and product attributes of the target product.
  • Processes product recipe changes and maintain accurate records of change.
  • Develop finished product and manufacturing process specifications using SAP, Oracle, and other programs as needed.
  • Develops plan to collect analytical data to support NLEA Labeling requirements, and implements nutritional labeling claims or certification processes as needed on new or existing products.
  • Build and deliver against product development schedules in order to meet project timelines.
  • Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups independently.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team including processing, marketing, finance, packaging and brand design, procurement, and manufacturing.

Position Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science or related field required.
  • Minimum 4 years experience
  • 3-4 years work experience in food technology or foodservice is a plus
  • Experience in Baking strongly preferred
  • Experience in Product Development or related field at a food company required
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Good understanding of food industry standards of quality and food safety, and FDA & USDA regulations.
  • Ability to independently manage project work.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate well and to effectively influence and interact with others to accomplish research goals.
  • Up to 25% travel including flying in US, possibly overseas. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible Conagra Brands, Inc. representative.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic extended workdays.
  • Driving a company or rental automobile
  • Use of tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Walking and/or standing on various surface types
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ​

Conagra Brands Reviews

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    1. "Production Team Leader"

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      Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
      Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

      Pros

      Employee friendly and room to advance

      Cons

      Need to know capabilities of equipment, No clear leadership direction

      Advice to Management

      Make sure everyone is on the same page then review it again, Listen more you mite learn something.


    2. "Financial Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Conagra Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

      Pros

      Upward and lateral mobility; friendly employees

      Cons

      lack of direction; employees not on board with ongoing strategy changes


    3. Helpful (1)

      "Great Benefits, great company, bad plant"

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      Former Employee - Utility Processor in Macon, MO
      Former Employee - Utility Processor in Macon, MO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Conagra Brands full-time (More than a year)

      Pros

      Where I worked was on the verge of shutting down, and still is to this day. But the work wasn't that hard, and it paid the best in my area. If you don't mind putting in all of the hours, and not having much of a home life (wife and kids), then this place is definitely for you. And the benefits are wonderful too!

      Cons

      Poor management and supervisors. Unfortunately, they care more about numbers than anything, and most of the people who have been there for decades suffer for it, because of poor decision making, having to pick up the slack and finish first shift's job, plus get theirs done. They are a Union company, and violate so many union rules and policies on a regular basis that it's ridiculous, however it's more of a hassle to get anything done about it so most of those people just hold their tongue, complain about it, and let it keep happening. And they cut a lot of corners to get the job done.

      Advice to Management

      Show a little more concern for the employee's psyche. At the same time, make better decisions in who you hire, and for those who are trying to make an honest living, give them the appreciation they deserve.

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