Sr. Food Technologist, Branded Frozen Food - Cleveland, OH


About the Job

Named one of 'America's Most Admired Food Companies' in Fortune magazine for the twelfth consecutive year, Nestlé USA provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that enrich the very experience of life itself. That's what 'Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life' is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2008 sales of $10.0 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland ' the world's largest food company ' with sales of $101 billion. For product news and information, visit or

EOE/MFDV Nestle is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer' and is looking for diversity in candidates in employment.


This Sr. Food Technologist will provide technical product development knowledge and services to support the development of new or improved products and processes, with special emphasis on Frozen Food Technology. Develop new and improving existing products, ingredients and processes by applying technical, Food Science and culinary skills. Capable of working at a rapid pace to respond to external and internal demands while simultaneously handling multiple project requirements. Possesses the ability to interact successfully with Marketing, Chefs, the technical community and co-manufacturers to develop relevant and timely products. Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving and project management skills in interactions with immediate team members, cross-functional groups and external customers. Demonstrates initiative, leadership and able to work independently and within a cohesive team environment. Able to thrive in a face-paced, dynamic, team environment that encompasses end-to-end development (concept and exploration through manufacturing scale up, start up and process optimization).

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

' Plan, execute evaluate and accurately document test work to optimize product design of assisgned projects.
' Coordinate and conduct product development and commercialization activities within immediate work team and within cross-functional groups (planning bench test work, resource management,communication of key deliverables/outcomes). Scope of execution spans concept development, prototype design, pilot plant scale up, production start up and ongoing process optimization and product rennovation.
' Maintain precise and appropriate documentation to support development and commercialization of assigned products.
' Manage product development benchtop activity to quickly meet project brief timelines. Prioritize, design, and evaluate testwork for quality, feasibility, and cost effectiveness.
' Provide maintenance support for existing products by reviewing recipe changes, issuing costings, managing start-ups and evaluating product.
' Work with and travel to co-manufacturers and client facilities to provide technical support.
' Develop working relationships with key ingredient suppliers.
' Generate value analysis/process improvement ideas on an ongoing basis.
' Able to provide clear and consise direction to technicians regarding daily testwork.
' Utilize computer systems (recipe, nutritional databases, HACCP, departmental systems).
' Participate in team and departmental activities (taste panels, meetings, task forces).
' Assist in training of new hires.
Job Accountabilities:
' Champion assigned projects through the Nestle Professional systems
' Manager projects to achieve sample accuracy and First Time Quality
' Maintain knowledge base of assigned maintenance projects.

Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science/Technology or related field. Excellent technical, communication and critical thinking skills.

4+ years food industry experience with a Master of Food Science or Technology degree or 6+ years frozen food industry experience with a Bachelor of Science Food Science/Technology degree. Food Services and/or Culinary work experience is a plus.

' Strong project management and organizational skills are necessary, as well as good communication skills.
' Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, adapt easily to changing project needs and demonstrate success in a both culinary and production facility environments.
' The individual must have good creative, problem solving and organizational skills, and able to successfully complete multiple, simultaneous projects requiring short timelines.


Job Summary


Nestle USA




Food and Beverage Production

Career Level

Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

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