Food Technologist – Northbrook,
Job Number: nest-00023126
Position responsible for planning and
implementing assigned projects and tasks within the Pizza Division.
Individual will play a technical leadership role on various innovation and
renovation projects. Position works closely with other members of the product
development, packaging development, enabling applications, regulatory and
labeling groups, while developing strong cross-functional relationships
throughout the division. This role will provide exposure to the business
categories, suppliers and manufacturing network of Nestle Pizza Division.
1. Manage product development activities (e.g. bench top and pilot plant
development, experimental design test work, evaluate results with team and
determine direction, maintain appropriate records of work, etc.) to meet
project goals and deadlines.
2. Work closely with marketing, manufacturing, quality, suppliers and
packaging in a team environment to commercialize new product initiatives,
line extension, quality improvements, and productivity initiatives.
3. Plan, organize and conduct pilot and plant trials.
4. Work with Sensory team to execute consumer product guidance tests, sensory
and recommend next steps.
5. Understand, create, implement and rectify product and process
6. Develop and implement technical solutions to a wide range of formula and
7. Maintain technical skills and personal development through completion of
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
' A BS or MS degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering
or related field
' Position may require approximately 25% travel
' Prefer minimum 1 year of product or process development experience in food
industry or related field
' Solid understanding of chemistry of food products, analytical testing,
formulations and processing used in food manufacturing
' Firm understanding of the product development process including pilot plant
development, consumer testing, factory scale-up and commercialization
' Strong analytical and problem solving skills, technical competence and
' Ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines
' Highly motivated and goal oriented
' Good oral and written communication skills, communicate and work
effectively with cross functional team members and management
' Must be a team player and possess good interpersonal skills
' Ability to work with suppliers to deliver technical solutions
' Understanding of food manufacturing processes and plant capabilities
' Basic understanding of interrelationships of product, process and package
' Knowledgeable of and follows Food GMPs and Safety procedures.