Senior Food Technologist
Job Number: nest-00025912
Coordination of assigned
innovation/renovation/cost reduction projects by evaluating technical
viability of concept, coordinating product development, and successfully
executing commercialization of products at internal or external manufacturing
Lead and/or provide technical expertise on cross-functional project teams. In
a technical lead role, demonstrate joint accountability with business lead
partner for overall project success by providing cross-functional team
leadership and project management.
Project management for renovation/innovation project/process
improvements/second sourcing projects/cost savings projects. Leading cross
functional teams and providing technical insight.
Evaluate the technical viability of a concept during development.
Coordinate all technical services activities to scale up for
commercialization and product launch. Conduct bench work and plant trials.
Assist with post-launch monitoring as needed. Establish timelines and key
Document observed results, analyze data, draw conclusions and make
recommendations during product development activities and plant trials.
Update databases as needed (e.g RM, NPDI,..). Update and maintain raw ingredient specifications
and databases. Coordinate workflow for new or revised specifications.
Perform second-source supplier testing. If successful at bench level, plan
organize, and execute at plant level. Report findings and conclusions based
on the results. Ensure QA documentation is up-to- date and approved.
Provide technical assistance and trouble shooting
support to manufacturing locations and other departments (e.g
purchasing, quality) ' e.g. ingredient review, HACCP development, allergen
control, quality attribute definition, second-source identification and
qualification, cost savings projects.
Safety and Environmental:
Associate shall follow factory safety & environmental objectives &
targets follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe
conditions immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to
the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures
and programs. Understand the environmental aspects of the position, as
indicated on the aspects and impacts sheets, and take action to reduce these
environmental impacts by conserving paper, electricity, water etc. Will also
recycle all appropriate materials (paper, plastic, food, etc.)
Associate shall follow factory food safety, quality objectives & targets
follow Nestle Good Manufacturing Practices, report food safety and quality
issues immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to Nestle
Quality Management System on all related procedures and programs. Understand
the food safety and quality aspects of the position as indicated on QMS,
OJT's and SOP's that apply.
Conduct all activities in compliance with established safety standards, GMP's
and Nestle guidelines and requirements. Travel and working off-shifts
required to support projects and/or as assigned.
-A four-year degree in food science or
related is required.
-3-5 years experience in food industry, including
product development/commercialization required.
-Experience working with co-manufacturers is desired.
-Proficiency in computer skills (e.g. SAP, Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel)
-Knowledge of sports nutrition is preferred. Knowledge of FDA regulations is