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Associate Product Development Specialist Infant Cereals(Job Number: 180008CA)
Associate Product Development Specialist Infant Cereals
“I want to achieve great things and I want them to be noticed”
Nestlé Research Orbe, Switzerland             Limited period of time contract, 9 months
                                                                             Contractor, starting date Jan, 1st 2019
                                                                                                                   act. Rate 100%
At Nestlé Research Orbe, near Lausanne / Switzerland, we develop new products and processes supporting Nestlé Infant Cereals worldwide. In addition, we also provide technical assistance to our factories around the world.
The Nutrition “Strategic Business Unit” (SBU) is part of the Nestlé Group. Our mission is to nurture a Healthier Generation. We will achieve this by leading the way in research and development of science-proven nutrition solutions and by partnering with parents and healthcare professionals around the world. At the heart of our mission is the knowledge and understanding that nutrition in the first 1 000 days of life, from conception, through pregnancy and throughout the child’s first two years of life - has a direct and significant impact on health and performance in later life. Our product portfolio includes such trusted and well-recognized brands as NAN, LACTOGEN, NESTOGEN, GERBER, CERELAC, SMA and ILLUMA.
We are currently looking for a Associate Product Development Specialist Infant Cereals that will mainly drive in close collaboration with experienced product developers infant cereals initiatives with a high impact on the business and lead product and process development projects or part of the projects. You will also interact proactively with the other functions, Nestlé Research Orbe, Business Nutrition (R&D, commercial, operations) and the market functions (commercial, operations and Application Groups) to ensure the overall project objectives.
Key responsibilities
Drive in collaboration with experienced product developers the product and process development of B-Nutrition Infant Cereal R&D projects from concept to industrial scale and deliver product(s)/process(es) solution(s)at defined quality, time and costs
Contribute to the future commercial success of the business by considering the overall context of this project within the business strategy and Science & Technology Roadmap
Control scope changes through effective alignment and proactive, open communication with stakeholders
Drive nutrition-based technology development and deliver innovative cereal-based product/process solutions to support the long term Infant Cereals pipeline
Provide technical assistance to Nestlé Nutrition, markets and factories
Ensure adequate resource allocation and competences, interact pro-actively with different functions within the Infant Cereals team, Nestlé Research Orbe, Business Nutrition business (R&D, operations, commercial), market (technical/ Application Groups, commercial) and external partners to ensure delivery on overall project objectives
Facilitate and coach within the project team and enhance the interaction and collaboration between the various specialists, across R&D Units, Business Nutrition and with external partners, e.g. suppliers
Manage among stakeholders, negotiate with Nestlé decision makers and business partners
Education and experience
MSc or PhD in Food Technology or related field
1st experience in Product Development
Experience in R&D, technical operational function to drive and support experimental and trial based product & process development and industrialization
Strongly team oriented
Ability to lead and drive initiatives and solve problems
Proven communication skills
You are passionate about projects, and has the capability to see the complete picture, able to create a climate for success and have the courage to challenge stakeholders, clients and sponsors as well as team members for the best result and to control project scope creep, which are our main assets for this position.
If you believe you have the profile we are looking for and are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to

About the company

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. At Nestlé USA, we provide high-quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we embrace leadership, make important contributions and support each other’s professional development. Join the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and deliver the satisfying foods that help people around the world through every phase of life.

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