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Sr Food Technologist-13001206 – Grand Rapids, MI

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This Sr. Food Technologist position has primary accountability for growing top- and bottom-line of the nutrition business by developing new product platforms and line extensions, or making improvements to existing products.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Assistance for Product/Process Innovation & Renovation Projects:

· The associate will be responsible for assigned projects related to product renovations, line extensions and product related cost savings initiatives. They will provide technical leadership within the cross-functional team to execute projects from concept through implementation.

o Determine & execute all elements of product development, including technical strategic direction, timeline development, risk management, and technology transfer.

o Partner with brand group, co-create project direction, and lead the overall technical execution.

o Accountability for the overall success of the project.

· Provide product and process related technical assistance to our M&D factories and Co-manufacturers where appropriate.

· Provide Technical assistance to Purchasing and Quality Assurance by evaluating alternative ingredients, suppliers or supplier manufacturing locations.

· Maintain Formulations and Procedures databases where appropriate and required.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

· BS degree in Food Science or related discipline.

EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate would possess 2-5 years of experience in a product development role within the food industry.

SKILLS:

· Broad-based technical understanding of applicable technologies, preferably with demonstrated tactical execution skills involving development of new products, and ideally from concept through commercialization.

· Competence with development of thermally-processed products desired.

· Ability to solve technical problems associated with product development with technical excellence.

· Partner effectively with cross-functional input through the planning and decision-making process.

· Provide technical leadership and project management within cross-functional teams to influence strategic project direction.

· Work independently with minimal supervision in technical disciplines after appropriate training.

· Ability to leverage out-sourced project support.

Nestlé is an ‘Equal Opportunity Employer’ and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment.

Job

R&D/Scientific/Product Development

Primary Location

US-MI-Grand Rapids-Fremont

Organization

Nestle Nutrition

Schedule

Full-time

Unposting Date

Ongoing

 

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