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Food Technologist - Arlington, VA
Nestle, USA




Job ID 17001891Date posted 03/14/2017

Foodspeople love. The life you imagined. And the culinary capital.

We are writing a new chapter in our journey; Nestlé USA is openingits new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, directly across fromWashington, D.C.   As a part of this extraordinary moment, you havethe opportunity to help build the Nestlé USA of today, and tomorrow.

Our new home in the D.C. area offers close proximity to worldclass restaurants, shopping, and museums. You are steps away from the world’slargest museum, the Smithsonian, and renowned national landmarks such as theWashington Monument.  

Nestlé USA is transforming what we do, how we do it, and where wework.  Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too.  Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with ourcompetitive benefits, focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learnand advance your career.

Discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports ouremployees and community.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlétradition.  As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company,our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you.



Participate on project teams to deliver innovation and renovation portfolio and optimization/improvement projects.  Collaborate internally and externally to build relationships in order to continuously improve technical skills and personal development. 

Implementation of Innovation and Renovation strategy for the supported product categories in the market. Execute product/process development activities (e.g. bench top, pilot plant, and internal/external factory) to achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer.

Introduction of new products and processes along with continuous improvement/optimization of current products and processes within factories. Collaborate internally and externally (marketing, T&P, raw material suppliers, etc.) in a team environment that supports and/or assists the development, industrialization, and launch of new products, quality improvements, compliance, and productivity cost savings. 

Ensure adherence to all products, processes, materials standards.  Comply with Nestlé requirements (includes 60/40+), external standards, and local regulatory framework.

Continuous improvement of technical skills and personal development, while creating an internal technical network.



  • A BS or MS degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Position requires approximately 20% travel.


  • 0-3 years of product or process development experience in CPG


  • Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills & ability to manage multiple projects and assignments
  • Strong communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written
  • Highly motivated, critical thinker, goal oriented and easily adapts to change
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Power Point, Word, Access

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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