Product Specialist I (Grain/Cereal Science/Extrusion)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A. As a leader in the pet products industry,
Nestlé Purina is dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs around
the world through the quality nutrition and care that is offered in our portfolio
of more than 40 brands. The company has approximately 7,000 employees in
North America and about 14,500 employees worldwide. Headquartered in St.
Louis, Missouri, Nestlé Purina has a dynamic work environment that fosters
teamwork, professional success, and the ability to make a difference
through our pet and community service projects. Nestlé Purina sets the
standard for excellence in the pet care industry with high-quality
nutritious products, leading research and development capabilities, and worldwide
product innovation. At Nestlé Purina, we believe that an investment in
people is an investment in our shared future. Working here, you'll discover
that training, learning and growth are central to how we do things. Our
team members love what they do. We're a dedicated and determined bunch
whose passion for pets is matched only by our passion for business. That's
why we're a leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina has been
recognized as a Best Place to Work within the following categories: Work-Life
Balance, Career Opportunities, Recent Grads and the St. Louis Region. The
company has also been recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige
National Quality Award.
Product Specialist I (Grain/Cereal Science/Extrusion) Nestle Purina PetCare Company Department: Technical Services &
Manufacturing Location: St. Louis
MO Job Number: nest-00030478
Relocation:If necessary, relocation assistance will
be provided in accordance with Nestlé's relocation policy.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Technical Services group is responsible for the
development of short to intermediate-term products, engineering processes,
and packaging solutions for the business. We also provide technical support
for all of the manufacturing operations associated with the pet food
business in the United States and Canada. We are seeking a Product
Development Specialist to join our team to develop new pet food products
for the United States and Canadian markets and to provide factory support.
The individual will also be responsible for qualifying new raw materials,
suppliers, and provide technical support of new products after launch. He
/she will also help with identifying and leading performance, waste
reduction and quality improvement projects. Across all elements of the job,
the individual will have the opportunity to work on fast-paced,
multi-functional teams focused on getting new products on shelf and
providing technical support to NPPC factories. Specific details about the
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with development, scale up and
implementation of new and existing technologies to improve the performance
of existing products and develop new products.
Develop product formulas using the NPPC formulation system with the
appropriate ingredient, nutritional, regulatory, and analytical
requirements. Also includes issuing to manufacturing plant, and maintaining
Coordinates qualification of new raw materials and/or suppliers and act as
ingredient lead for all assigned ingredients/raw materials which includes
understanding raw material and manufacturing process and impact on NPPC
Act as technical resource for Marketing to develop a robust pipeline of
product development opportunities, which includes developing technical
project plans and timelines for all assigned projects.
Provides technical expertise within 'discipline' to PTC, Legal, Regulatory,
Consumer Marketing, Purchasing, Q.A., CDG, HR, Plants, US Management, and
other groups as it relates to business unit objectives.
Collaboratively and proactively keeps management and key team project
members apprised of issues, risks, timing, and contingencies relevant to
technical and business success.
Proactively monitors and provides product maintenance for assigned product
responsibilities requiring standardized scientific procedures.
Uses standard guidelines and capability studies to develop products in
conjunction with factory systems, Quality Assurance and Marketing to link
product performance and specifications.
Works closely with the factory and quality to establish new product,
ingredient and process specifications.
Understands and effectively uses NPPC systems and tools required for
scheduling activity and tests, collecting and analyzing data, and
completing and disseminating accurate reports.
Explores innovative application of pet food product/process possibilities
based on current state of art in the area of food technology.
Assist with identifying and implementing cost reduction ideas for assigned
product lines and factories.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES: Willing to travel approximately 40% of
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Bachelors Degree in a scientific field
BS degree and 1+ years or MS/PhD degree and 0 years of experience in a
product development, scale up or operational role.
Advanced Degree in Science, Grain Science/Cereal Chemistry, Chemistry,
Biology or related discipline preferred
This position does not offer sponsorship (e.g., H 1-B visa).
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
Please apply directly through our website at: http://puri.na/12ezVB4
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH SMARTRECRUITERS SITE (does not come through to our
Have questions? Contact Brittany Dressler at Brittany.Dressler@purina.nestle.com