Technical lead on highlycomplex projects to identify solutions, deliver innovation and renovationportfolio, and optimization/improvement projects. Partner with Marketing to leverage andtranslate consumer insight into project pipelines. Represent TechnicalApplication Group as subject matter expert for product/packaging/process totransfer knowledge to the factories. Train and coach to contribute to thesuccess of the Technical Application Group. Collaborate internally and externally to build relationshipsin order to continuously improve technical skills and personal development,including coaching others to facilitate their professional development.
Implementationof Innovation & Renovation strategy for the supported product categories inthe market. Liaise & leverage industry and globalNestle Network (e.g. R&D & Procurement) insights to develop, implement,and execute creative product/packaging/process development activities (e.g.mockup, bench top, pilot plant, distribution testing, and internal/externalfactory testing) to achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer& customer.
Introductionof new product, packaging, and processes within factories and externalmanufacturers. Collaborate and influence internal andexternal project teams (Teams are made up of PTC, Product Developers, ProjectManagers, Quality, Regulatory, Engineering, Packaging, Factories, Marketing,Co-Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Supply Chain, etc.) to develop,industrialize, and launch on a complex range of Innovation and Renovation projects.
Continuouslyimprove/optimize current product, packaging, and processes within factoriesfactories and external manufacturers according to local business needs andsupply situation and/or implementation of initiatives. Leadtechnical projects including technical assistance, sourcing, qualityimprovements, compliance, and productivity cost savings. This includes establishing and managing timelines,uncovering roadblocks, defining critical paths, and identifying resourceconstraints.
Ensureadherence to all product/packaging/process standards. Complywith Nestlé requirements (includes Nutritional requirements, Sustainability,Packaging Safety), external standards, and local regulatory framework. Identify,influence, and lead the development of market level product/packaging/processstandards within the Nestlé systems.
Continuousimprovement of technical skills andpersonal development, while being a proactive affiliate member of a NestléExpert Network and/or external networks. Providecoaching & mentorship to others to facilitate personal professionaldevelopment.
Developexpertise for product/packaging/process mastership withinTAG Define, develop, and coach thecompetencies and training materials required for product/packaging/processmastership to enable manufacturing excellence. Provide guidance and input to Operations forStandard Operating Procedures.
Providefirst line support to factories.
Provide knowledge transfer related to product/packaging/processmastership to eliminate the root cause of assistance requests
Act as the coaching and training resource for product/packaging/processmastership
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
* A BS or MS degreein Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering Packaging Science,Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
* Positionrequires approximately 25-50% travel.
* Preferminimum 5 years of product/packaging/process developmentexperience in CPG or related field of work in factory environment or equivalentsupply industry experience.
* Ability towork in a fast paced and high performing environment
* Exceptionalorganizational skills & ability to manage multiple projects and assignments
* Strongcommunication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written
* Highlymotivated, critical thinker, goal oriented and easily adapts to change
* ComputerSkills: Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Power Point, Word, Project,
* Preferred: SAP & CAPE Palletization Program
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.