Product Development Specialist (TAG)
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POST DATE 8/3/2020
END DATE 8/28/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION SUMMARY:
Technical lead on project teams to deliver innovation and renovation portfolio and optimization/improvement projects. Represent Technical Application Group as subject matter expert for product and process to transfer knowledge to the factories. Collaborate internally and externally to build relationships in order to continuously improve technical skills and personal development.
IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATION & RENOVATION STRATEGY FOR THE SUPPORTED PRODUCT CATEGORIES IN THE MARKET. Implement/execute product/process development activities (e.g. bench top, pilot plant, and internal/external factory) to achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES WITHIN THE FACTORIES. Collaborate internally and externally (marketing, T&P, raw material suppliers, etc.) in a team environment to develop, industrialize, and launch new products, quality improvements, compliance, and productivity cost savings.
CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE/OPTIMIZE CURRENT PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES WITHIN FACTORIES ACCORDING TO LOCAL BUSINESS NEEDS AND SUPPLY SITUATION AND/OR IMPLEMENTATION OF INITIATIVES. Develop, approve, maintain, and sustain the product and process standards and specifications.
ENSURE ADHERENCE TO ALL PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, MATERIALS STANDARDS. Comply with Nestl requirements (includes 60/40+), external standards, and local regulatory framework. Develop and/or assist in the development of the product and process standards within the Nestl systems.
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF TECHNICAL SKILLS and personal development, while expanding internal and external networks.
DEVELOP EXPERTISE FOR PRODUCT AND PROCESS MASTERSHIP WITHIN TAG. Develop the competencies required for product/process mastership to enable manufacturing excellence
PROVIDE FIRST LINE SUPPORT TO FACTORIES. Ensure knowledge transfer related to product/process mastership to eliminate the root cause of assistance requests
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
A BS or MS degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field.
Position requires approximately 20% travel. EXPERIENCE:
Prefer minimum 3 years of product or process development experience in CPG REQUIRED SKILLS:
Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment
Exceptional organizational skills & ability to manage multiple projects and assignments
Strong communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written
Highly motivated, critical thinker, goal oriented and easily adapts to change
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Power Point, Word, Access