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Specialist Dough Product Development - Solon, OH
Nestle USA




Location: Solon, Ohio
Job ID: 17004414


Responsible for specific research and development activities.  Develop and advance expertise in strategic food science and technology areas as assigned. Provide product development and ingredient expertise as a member of cross functional project teams.



  1. Formulate and develop new and innovative products on the benchtop or in the pilot plant. Plan, coordinate and conduct bench top, pilot plant and manufacturing plant tests coordinating all necessary resources internal and external and utilizing various trial, recipe and nutritional management systems.
  2. Utilizes PTC resources to develop prototypes to deliver innovative consumer ideas.
  3. Consulting with equipment and ingredient vendors on design and quality improvements, respectively.
  4. Provide technical and consulting leadership for effective and timely project implementation.
  5. Develop new categories of projects for Nestle for both retail and food service markets.
  6. Provide technical assessment, prepare prototypes and conduct processing, shipping and shelf life testing for consumer testing on new product concepts.
  7. Provide the product/food technology perspective for the definition of specifications and design or equipment.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • BS / MS in Food Science, Cereal Science, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years food industry experience (product development preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully identify, develop and launch new products.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with different organizational levels
  • Proven ability to lead and work within team environments to achieve objectives
  • Strong interpersonal skill.
  • Focused on proactive resolution and ability to adapt quickly to changes
  • Ability to independently and actively manage multiple projects with significant level of complexity
  • Strong knowledge of ingredients, process, equipment, manufacturing with the ability to bring them together to deliver prototypes
  • Firm understanding of the product development process including pilot plant development, consumer testing, factory scale-up, and commercialization
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Basic understanding of chemistry of food products, analytical testing, formulations, and processing used in food manufacturing
  • Bakery or Pizza formulation, processing, baking, or topping experience preferred

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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