Senior Food Technologist – Solon,
Job Number: nest-00014762
Research & Development
Research & Development
Responsible for management of specific research and development activities in
support of Innovation and Renovation business projects for Frozen and Chilled
prepared meals. Develop and advance expertise in strategic Food Science and
Technology areas as assigned. Provide Product Development and Ingredient
expertise as a member of interdisciplinary project teams. Provide technical
assistance to factories as requested.
' Manage research and development activities in support of Innovation and
Renovation business projects for Frozen and Chilled prepared meals.
' Develop and advance expertise in strategic Food Science and Technology
areas as assigned.
' As needed, provide the product / food technology perspective for the
definition of specifications and design of processing equipment.
' Contribute to projects as a member of interdisciplinary / taskforce teams
providing specific Food Technology, Ingredient and Product Development
' Keep abreast of relevant Science and Technology developments by maintaining
active contacts with R&D Networks, NRC, PTC / R&D Centers, Innovation
Partners, Universities and Industry.
' Plan and execute the necessary bench-top work and pilot plant trials
coordinating all necessary resources internal and external and utilizing
various trial, recipe and nutritional management systems.
' Support industrialization trials to scale processes from pilot plant to
' Document projects and communicate their progress through R&D project
management and documentation systems as well as project reviews and taskforce
' Provide Short Term Technical Assistance to factories as requested.
' Conduct all activities in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices,
Good Laboratory Practices, all applicable codes and regulations and all
required company policies and procedures.
The position reports directly to the Group Manager- Product Technology. The
ideal candidate is expected to work on assigned projects with minimum
supervision. There is the opportunity to work closely with other members of
the R&D team as well as strong interactions with NRC, R&D Networks
and Innovation Partners.
The individual does not have any direct reports except on project teams that
they are leading. It is expected that they will provide guidance to the team.
This position is in support and service of key Nestle Brand partner's
Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets, Buitoni, Tollhouse as well as other
Nestle global brands.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Minimum MS in Food Science & Technology or equivalent qualifications
Minimum 5 years of experience (Senior candidates preferred) in food
product/ingredient/process development (frozen and/or chilled meals).
Understanding of food component interactions and working knowledge of food
processing / unit