Nestle Food Technologist in Solon, Ohio

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, execute, evaluate and accurately document test work to optimize product design of assigned projects.

  • Coordinate product development and commercialization activities within immediate work team and within cross-functional groups (planning bench test work, resource management, communication of key deliverables/outcomes)

  • Maintain precise and appropriate documentation to support development and commercialization of assigned products.

  • Utilize computer systems (recipe, nutritional databases, HACCP, departmental systems)

  • Participate in team and departmental activities (taste panels, meetings, committees, task forces)

  • Develop working relationships with key suppliers, Marketing, Sales, R & D, Commercialization and Manufacturing Services contacts

  • Assist in training of new hires

  • Maintain and improve technical, culinary and professional skills through completion of appropriate training and activities.

  • Generate value analysis/process improvement ideas on an ongoing basis.

  • Able to provide clear and concise direction to technicians regarding daily testwork. Job Accountabilities:

  • Champion assigned products through the Nestle Professional systems

  • Manage projects to achieve sample accuracy and FTQ

  • Maintain knowledge base of assigned key Custom accounts and maintenance products

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science or related field.

  • Excellent technical, communication and critical thinking skills.

EXPERIENCE:

1-3 years food industry experience with Master of Food Science or Technology degree or 3-5 years food industry experience with a Bachelor of Food Science degree preferred. Food Services and/or Culinary work experience is a plus.

SKILLS:

Applies technical, Food Science and culinary skills to the development of new products or improvement of existing ones. Handles multiple project requirements requiring short time lines. Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving and project management skills in interactions with immediate team members, cross-functional groups and external customers. Utilizes electronic systems effectively.

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The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Category: Research and Development