Job Number: nest-00024033
Job Description ' FOOD TECHNOLOGIST,
Strategy and Innovation Team
Work with minor supervision to develop new retail food concepts and products
for Nestle Prepared Food Co. to meet the needs of consumers and the business.
Optimize product quality via improvements in product formulation,
ingredients, and processing strategies.
Develop new product concepts/prototypes to support all brands for Nestle
' Recognizes potential opportunities and builds prototypes accordingly
' Creates and evaluates multiple alternatives
' Works at bench level through full-scale manufacturing
' Understands the consumer experience and finds ways to improve it
' Evaluate potential new suppliers
' Evaluate alternate processing methodologies for improvements in products,
efficiencies, yields and product quality
' Work closely with Operations, Purchasing, R&D, Marketing, Marketing
Intelligence, Culinary, Project Management and Finance in a team environment
to develop and launch new product platforms
'Develop solutions to a wide range of formula, processing, efficiency
Minimum of BS degree in Food Science or
equivalent science degree is required.
Position requires up to 15% travel on an annual basis.
- 3-5 years experience in product development
-Previous experience in the scale up of products from concept through
' Strong oral and written communication skills in order to communicate with
all levels of management
' Strong formulation skills
' Strong understanding of food systems and processing
' A passion for food
' Strong creative problem solving skills
' Good organizational skills
' Highly motivated and goal oriented
' Ability to adapt to change
' Must be a team player and possess good interpersonal skills
' Requires a high degree of integrity, maturity and honesty.
' Knowledge of ingredient functionality
' Knowledge of frozen food processing and microwavable foods is a plus
' Understanding of sensory testing and statistics is a plus
' Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments.
' Working understanding of financial costing analysis methodology and
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