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Senior Food Safety Specialist - Fremont, MI 49413


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Senior Food Safety Specialist

Nestlé Nutrition, a global company in the Nestlé Group, helps to enhance peoples’ lives through science-based nutrition products and services for consumer groups with specific nutritional needs. Our brands include Nestlé and Gerber maternal and infant nutrition, PowerBar and Musashi performance nutrition and Jenny Craig weight management.

Position Summary

  • Provide food safety and regulatory technical guidance to Global Nestlé Nutrition Meals & Drinks and Healthy Snacks Innovation/Renovation projects, research and development, and manufacturing. Ensure compliance by design through quality and food safety support of NDC Fremont led Innovation/Renovation projects.
  • Develop and conduct ingredient, packaging and product safety assessments and strategies to manage safety and compliance risks. Assess, develop, and execute action plans to address complex technical and regulatory challenges associated with food ingredients, finished products, packaging and processes.
  • Project team member engaged in Innovation / Renovation projects assuring Quality function deliverables throughout project stages including: food safety risk assessments, preliminary HACCP, preliminary QMS, input to the Manufacturing Dossier, and Technical Acceptance.
  • Supports Technical Assistance requests from external Nestle functions.
  • Develops and supports model HACCP, model Quality Monitoring Schemes, SOPs and other Quality System requirements
  • Create and maintain internal networks with relevant PTC/R&D units and NRC. Maintain industry expertise through external networking and affiliations.
  • Responsible to follow and uphold all Food Safety, Food Quality, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures as pertains to role.



  • Bachelor's Degree required and PhD preferred in a scientific/regulatory area (chemistry, toxicology, food science, etc.)
  • 8+ years applicable industry experience in Operations and/or RD
  • Demonstrated communication skills with varied audiences
  • working experience with risk assessment and HACCP desirable.



  • Ability to understand and include broad science knowledge to understand and evaluate a variety of technical and regulatory situations
  • Communicate, interpret and apply information from technical experts in areas of chemistry, microbiology, and toxicology
  • Functional technical Leadership
  • Technical curiosity
  • Understands business operation
  • Risk assessment and problem solving
  • Professional networking
  • Commitment to providing safe/compliant products

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Nestlé is 308,000 people strong and are driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. With more than 91.4 billion CHF in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development. Want to learn more? Visit us at

Fremont, MI, US, 49413-0001



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