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Product Development Specialist

Product Development Specialist

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Position Summary

This role will mainly focus on cookie dough for our Toll House products. 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 focused on 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, travel to 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.

  • We want to leverage your love of food and incorporate marketplace trends into our product portfolio.
  • You even have the chance to be a rock-star driving cost savings to remove things that do not add value to our consumers in our systems, processes,         etc.

 

2. Being a good corporate citizen protecting our consumers. You will partner with our Regulatory & Scientific Affairs team, and other cross-functionals, to stay current on/apply food laws and regulations affecting our company and products. You are the person who brings it all together with Nestlé requirements: Nutritional Requirement, Sustainability, external standards, and local regulatory framework.

 

3. Upskilling your skillset and being part of a highly-connected network. We can offer you Nestlé 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!

 

4. 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).

  • For the shoppers out there, we offer you Perks at Work, company store discounts on our delicious products, and Real Recognition (where you can use points to travel, buy luxury goods, etc.).

Qualifications

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 20-30% travel.

EXPERIENCE:
• Prefer minimum 3 years of product development experience in food and beverage manufacturing

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, Project
• Preferred: SAP and CAPE Palletization Program

Requisition ID

76501600 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Position Summary

This role will mainly focus on cookie dough for our Toll House products. 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 focused on 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, travel to 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.

  • We want to leverage your love of food and incorporate marketplace trends into our product portfolio.
  • You even have the chance to be a rock-star driving cost savings to remove things that do not add value to our consumers in our systems, processes,         etc.

 

2. Being a good corporate citizen protecting our consumers. You will partner with our Regulatory & Scientific Affairs team, and other cross-functionals, to stay current on/apply food laws and regulations affecting our company and products. You are the person who brings it all together with Nestlé requirements: Nutritional Requirement, Sustainability, external standards, and local regulatory framework.

 

3. Upskilling your skillset and being part of a highly-connected network. We can offer you Nestlé 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!

 

4. 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).

  • For the shoppers out there, we offer you Perks at Work, company store discounts on our delicious products, and Real Recognition (where you can use points to travel, buy luxury goods, etc.).

Qualifications

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 20-30% travel.

EXPERIENCE:
• Prefer minimum 3 years of product development experience in food and beverage manufacturing

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, Project
• Preferred: SAP and CAPE Palletization Program

Requisition ID

76501600 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Burlington, WI, US, 53105

Burlington, WI, US, 53105


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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