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Senior Food Technologist

Job Number: nest-00025912
Nestle Nutrition
Boise ID

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 locations.

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.

Main Responsibilities:
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 milestones.
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) is preferred.
-Knowledge of sports nutrition is preferred. Knowledge of FDA regulations is preferred.

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