Sr. Food Technologist – Englewood, CO


Job Number: nest-00012015
Prepared Foods
Product Development
Englewood CO

Relocation: If necessary, relocation assistance will be provided in accordance with Nestlé's relocation policy.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Develop new products & optimize existing products at Nestle. Work with minimal supervision to develop new and improved products designed to meet consumer needs.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
' Develop new products and line extensions and manage product development activity (design test work, obtain resources, evaluate results with team and determine direction, maintain appropriate records of work) from concept through commercialization.
a. Design and conduct test work.
b. Coordinate the tasks of other departments (Nestle Purchasing, QA, Regulatory, Engineering, Finance, Operations, NBS, and Marketing, plus Contract Manufacturers) to meet project goals and to manage the project timetable.
c. Contribute to departmental systems such as Globe and nutritional databases and suggest systems process improvements as well as cost saving efficiency improvements.
' Lead and manage interdepartmental and intra-departmental project teams of moderate complexity, scope and size.
' Participate in team and departmental activities such as panels, meetings, committees, administrative obligations (phones, email).
' Develop creative solutions for a wide range of complex problems which require a
significant amount of ingenuity and creativity.
' Train/Mentor new personnel. Give advice for test work direction.
' Maintain technical skills and personal improvement through completion of appropriate training.
' Maintain and improve culinary expertise by attending in house culinary programs and/or supporting culinary presentations and luncheons.

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Prefer BS degree in Food Science or related field preferred and 6 years food related experience; or MS degree and 4-5 years food related experience.


EXPERIENCE:
' Approximately six (6) years of product development experience on cross functional level large scale project teams, managing products from conception to commercialization.


SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES:
' Strong formulation skills and understanding of food systems
' Strong knowledge of ingredient functionality
' Strong knowledge of food processing
' Ability to lead and motivate a project team.
' Have a passion for food.
' Possess strong oral and written communication skills in order to communicate with all levels of management.
' Strong formulation skills and understanding of food systems.
' Develop creative solutions for a wide range of complex problems which require a
significant amount of ingenuity and creativity.
' Excellent organizational skills and a high attention to detail, both in written documentation and verbal clarity.
' Highly motivated and goal oriented with ability to adapt quickly to change
' Must be a strong team player and possess strong interpersonal skills
' Requires a high degree of integrity, maturity and honesty.
' Demonstrate the ability to resolve interpersonal conflict
' Strong problem resolution skills, strong facilitator of conflict resolution
' Understanding of sensory testing and statistics
' Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
' Strong understanding of the relationship of processing equipment and formulation.
' Strong understanding and development of product financial costing analysis

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