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Product Development Specialist, Frozen Meals - Cleveland, OH

Nestle USA






Technical lead on project teams to deliver innovation and renovation portfolio and optimization/improvement projects. Represent Technical Application Group as subject matter expert for product/packaging/process to transfer knowledge to the factories. Collaborate internally and externally to build relationships in order to continuously improve technical skills and personal development.


• Implementation of Innovation & Renovation strategy for the supported product categories in

the Market. Implement/execute product/packaging/process development activities (e.g.

mockup, bench top, pilot plant, distribution testing, and internal/external factory testing) to

achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer & customer.


• Introduction of new product, packaging, and processes within the factories and external

manufacturers. Collaborate internally and externally (marketing, T&P, raw & pack material

suppliers, etc.) in a team environment to develop, industrialize, and launch new products,

quality improvements, compliance, and productivity cost savings.


• Continuously improve/optimize current product, packaging, and processes within factories

and external manufacturers according to local business needs and supply situation and/or

implementation of initiatives. Develop, approve, maintain, and sustain the product,

packaging, and process standards and specifications.


• Ensure adherence to all product/packaging/process standards. Comply with Nestlι

requirements (includes Nutritional Requirement, Sustainability, Packaging Safety), external

standards, and local regulatory framework. Develop and/or assist in the development of

market level product/packaging/process standards within the Nestlι systems.


• Continuous improvement of technical skills and personal development, while expanding

internal and external networks.


• Develop expertise for product/packaging/process mastership within TAG. Develop the

competencies required for product/packaging/process mastership to enable manufacturing

excellence. Provide guidance and input to Operations for Standard Operating Procedures.


• Provide first line support to factories. Ensure knowledge transfer related to

product/packaging/process mastership to eliminate the root cause of assistance requests




• A BS or MS degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Packaging

Science, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

• Position requires approximately 20-50% travel.



• Prefer minimum 3 years of product/packaging/process development experience in CPG or

related field of work in factory environment



• 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, Project

• Preferred: SAP and CAPE Palletization Program



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