Associate Product Development Specialist (TAG)
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POST DATE 8/2/2020
END DATE 9/1/2020
Foods people love. The life you imagined. And the city that rocks.
When you partner Nestl USA and the city of Cleveland, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.
Did you know that the Cleveland metropolitan area was ranked as one of the most affordable cities in the US by Forbes Magazine? From its diverse communities to its endless arts, entertainment and sports experiences, Cleveland continues to rock.
At our Nestl USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestl USA values and supports our employees and community. Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career. Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestl tradition. As the world s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it s about enriching you.
You will work hands-on the with our Pilot Plants and Factories, and Manufacturing facilities to deliver on the Innovation & Renovation (I&R) business objectives. You will dig into recipe (re)formulation, rapid prototyping, and manage vendor relationships/interactions. You will help to build consumer insights and be the face of our products in cross-functional settings with commercial teams like Marketing, Sales, Finance.
Do you like to travel? You will travel to factories that you partner with, (potentially) supporting Sales visits to key retailers to present out on new innovation partnerships with retailers.
Our business is passionate about speed, agility, courage, and collaboration. We are in the midst of a culture shift where we are consumer obsessed and see our consumers as our True North. Come be part of our team and win in the market.
Experiences you will gain:
1.Driving Innovation and Renovation strategy. You will roll up your sleeves on product development, visit factories to manage trials, collaborating with a variety of factory employees to influence without authority (on the leadership team and on factory lines). This is your chance to flex your creative muscles on the benchtop to bring food/recipe concepts to life.
2.We want to use your love of food and incorporate marketplace trends into our product portfolio.
3.You even have the chance to be a rockstar driving cost savings to remove things that do not make valuable contributions to our consumers in our systems, processes, etc.
4.Being a good corporate citizen protecting our consumers. You will partner with our Regulatory & Scientific Affairs team, and other cross-functional groups, to stay current on/apply food laws and regulations affecting our company and products. You are the person who brings it all together with Nestl requirements: Nutritional Requirement, Sustainability, external standards, and local regulatory framework.
5.Upskilling your skillset and being part of a highly-connected network.
We can offer you Nestl Day of Service, on-demand learning on our iLearn digital learning platform, leadership development (Learning Circles, Lunch N Learn), and physical spaces on our campuses that give you a moment to de-stress. We offer you an environment that enables you to be your best-self: Huddle Rooms for quick chats, Meditation Rooms, Quiet Rooms, and snacks all day in the building hubs!
1.Perks 401(k) with employer matching, Parental Leave (and Infant Nutrition Coupons), Healthy Rewards (personalized nutritional counseling), tuition reimbursement, Scholarship Program, Flex and Summer Hours (corporate campuses).
2.For the shoppers out there, we offer Perks at Work, company store discounts on our delicious products, and Real Recognition (where you can use points to travel, buy luxury goods, etc.).
Requirements and minimum education level:
A BS or MS degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
Position requires approximately 20-50% travel
0-3 years of product/packaging/process development experience in Consumer Package Goods (CPG)
Completion Internship Program (preferred)
Highly motivated, critical problem solver, results oriented and easily adapts to change
Ability to work in a fast paced, robust, and inclusive environment
Outstanding organizational skills & ability to coordinate multiple projects and assignments
Strong communication: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written
Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Power Point, Word, Project,
Preferred: SAP & CAPE Palletization Program
We are seeking a highly curious person like you who loves problem-solving and finding the answer on your own, bringing insights and results back to the group to win with our consumers.