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Food Technologist - Solon, OH
Nestle USA





Location: Solon, Ohio
Job ID: 17007478

Foods people love. The life beyond what you imagined. And the city that rocks.

When you partner Nestlé USA and Northeast Ohio, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.

Did you know that the Cleveland metropolitan area is consistently ranked as one of the most affordable and livable regions in the US?  From its diverse communities to its endless arts, entertainment and sports experiences, Cleveland continues to rock.

At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you.



The Food Technologist will develop new products and improve existing products, ingredients and processes by applying technical, Food Science and culinary skills. Capable of working at a rapid pace to respond to external and internal demands while simultaneously handling multiple project requirements.  Possesses the ability to interact effectively with Marketers, Chefs, the technical community and co-manufacturers to develop relevant and timely Nestle Professional Custom products. Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving and project management skills in interactions with immediate team members, cross-functional groups and external customers. Demonstrates initiative, leadership and able to work both independently and within a cohesive team environment. Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, team environment that encompasses end-to-end development (concept and exploration through manufacturing scale up, start up and process optimization). 




The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Plan, execute, evaluate and accurately document test work to optimize product design of assigned projects.

·         Coordinate product development and commercialization activities within immediate work team and within cross-functional groups (planning bench test work, resource management, communication of key deliverables/outcomes)

·         Maintain precise and appropriate documentation to support development and commercialization of assigned products.

·         Utilize computer systems (recipe, nutritional databases, HACCP, departmental systems)

·          Participate in team and departmental activities (taste panels, meetings, committees, task forces)

·         Develop working relationships with key suppliers, Marketing, Sales,  R & D, Commercialization and Manufacturing Services contacts

·         Assist in training of new hires

·         Maintain and improve technical, culinary and professional skills through completion of appropriate training and activities.

·         Generate value analysis/process improvement ideas on an ongoing basis.

·         Able to provide clear and concise direction to technicians regarding daily testwork


Job Accountabilities:

·         Champion assigned products through the Nestle Professional systems

·         Manage projects to achieve sample accuracy and FTQ

·         Maintain  knowledge base of assigned key Custom accounts and maintenance products

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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