Food Technologist – Burlington,
Job Number: nest-00023014
Confections & Snacks
Support the TAD team and Confections division though the development of new
products per product development project briefs. Participate with leading
cost savings initiatives, and process & product improvements.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams lead by the factory, head office or
other Nestlé organizations (NBI, EMD, PTC.) and
represent the technical function.
Support the Division's key objectives under Execution, Innovation and
Actively participate and lead improvement initiatives aimed at increased
product quality and consumer satisfaction, process efficiency and reduced
production and product costs.
Coordinate and assist in factory trials for products and process changes.
Provide 'on-line' technical assistance to Nestlé factories and Affiliates,
customer facilities and contract manufacturers to increase process and
product performance. Organize and conduct shelf live studies as required on
new products or products that may be influenced by changes to formulation,
process and packaging.
Develop laboratory scale new product concept samples applying food science
skills. Utilize existing pilot plant processes and procedures to produce
product for market research and/or test market. Assist in the
industrialization of new products and processes in various Nestle or
co-manufacturing locations. Travel is required.
Full participation in BBS initiatives, performance evaluation systems,
mandatory compliance training related to the Nestle principles and locale
regulations. Collaboration with cross- functional team members in
accordance with the leadership framework competencies to ensure productive
and efficient work environment. Adopt and utilize Nestlé processes and
systems (SAP, NPDI, NEL....). Assemble necessary documentation (PMD, PM.)
as required to maintain efficient communication, NQMS compliance and a base
for continuous improvement.
Utilize computer and mathematical skills for project management and project
documentation purposes (min. Word, Excel, basic statistics).
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION
B.A. in food science or equivalent.
2-3 years of product development or factory experience, preferably in
confections or confections-related fields. Experience in chocolate
confections is ideal.
Advanced math skills and computer skills in Word and Excel. Hands on
cooking and baking skills as it relates to use of kitchen appliances and
tools as well as basic analytical instruments such as scales, thermometers,
calipers/micrometers, refractometers. Good
understanding of food safety principles (GMP).