Tyson Foods Food Scientist II in Downers Grove, Illinois


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Job Description:

SUMMARY: 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. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develop samples/prototypes of new products, modifying existing products, optimizing existing products, developing specifications for product production labeling, and compiling cost analysis information. 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. Work with and influence marketing, insights, sales, culinary, FSQA, operations and purchasing departments, coordinating with suppliers of ingredients, ensuring smooth start-up for new product production processes. Take on and complete special projects as needed.


Education & 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.

Computer Skills: Requires excellent 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: Strong critical thinking, analyticaland 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.

Facility Name (Location):

Downers Grove Office

Pay Type:



Food Scientist II


Downers Grove





Job Function:

Research and Development

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Relocation Covered:


Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

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.