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(Senior) R&D Specialist

(Senior) R&D Specialist

Dong Nai, VN, 810000

Dong Nai, VN, 810000

Position Snapshot

• Location: Bien Hoa, Dong Nai
• Company: Nestlé Viet Nam
• Position: (Senior) Research and Development Specialist 
• Type of contract: Permanent - Full-time

Position Summary

  • To plan new product development projects to be launched on time, with effective cost with no major qualify issues and in compliance with Nestle and local regulations.
  • To improve existing products.
  • Coordinate with Team to ensure compliance system and document.
  • To support AG Team in solving issues.
  • Leading team for some key projects as I&R and improvement.
  • Coordinate with Team for some KPI, report, audit, compliance, training, sharing knowledge with cross-functional Team.

A day in the life of...

  • Responsible for studying the possible production of new/improvement project. Ensuring that the materials and products are used and manufactured in compliance with the local food regulations and Nestle guidelines and specifications. Set the project time frame with an agreement from concerned departments such as Marketing, Purchasing, Innovation & Renovation, Engineering, QA, etc.
  • Responsible for re-formulating the new product based on local raw materials and creating new formula upon marketing request in line with FDA regulations. Improve the existing products by adjusting the formula and production process, and by raw material replacement, etc.
  • Responsible for sourcing raw materials with the Purchasing Department, conduct kitchen trials for the formulation, and prepare cost estimated for marketing decision-making. 
  • Responsible for conducting pilot trials for parameter validation, sensory agreement and market consumer test and for preparing prototypes 
  • Responsible for conducting industrial trials on the industrialization of products to ensure production line feasibility and to evaluate RM samples for material substitution or from alternative supplier
  • Responsible for working closely with the production on the first and second production lots to solve problems of production
  • Responsible for sending product samples to I&R of the Manufacturing Department Head for production approvals or for an approval from PTC
  • Responsible for preparing technical documents for the FDA registration
  • Accountability for studying "Keeping Quality Testing" of new product
  • Accountability for organization of sensory evaluation for new product development
  • Ensure that RMS formula record for future reference and "products files" to I&R, pre-HACCP and pre-QMS are prepared
  • Responsible for updating specifications of raw materials, packaging material, RMS and "BOM" 
  • Be a member of Supplier Assessment Team for new raw materials or new suppliers 
  • Participate in the solving of current manufacturing problems and recommend modifications to the manufacturing processes to improve quality of the products.
  • Accountability for Comparative profiling test of 60/40 projects 
  • Be a team member of sensory panel 
  • Leading beverage Team for some key project improvement and I&R 
     

What will make you successful

  • Education requirement: at least Bachelor Degree of Chemistry, Food Science or Biotechnology and other related science field
  • 3-5 years experience in F&B R&D (Coffee R&D experience is preferable)
  • English ability: intermediate (speaking, reading and writing) 
  • Computer knowledge: MS. Word, MS. Excel, MS. PowerPoint, MS. Project

Position Snapshot

• Location: Bien Hoa, Dong Nai
• Company: Nestlé Viet Nam
• Position: (Senior) Research and Development Specialist 
• Type of contract: Permanent - Full-time

Position Summary

  • To plan new product development projects to be launched on time, with effective cost with no major qualify issues and in compliance with Nestle and local regulations.
  • To improve existing products.
  • Coordinate with Team to ensure compliance system and document.
  • To support AG Team in solving issues.
  • Leading team for some key projects as I&R and improvement.
  • Coordinate with Team for some KPI, report, audit, compliance, training, sharing knowledge with cross-functional Team.

A day in the life of...

  • Responsible for studying the possible production of new/improvement project. Ensuring that the materials and products are used and manufactured in compliance with the local food regulations and Nestle guidelines and specifications. Set the project time frame with an agreement from concerned departments such as Marketing, Purchasing, Innovation & Renovation, Engineering, QA, etc.
  • Responsible for re-formulating the new product based on local raw materials and creating new formula upon marketing request in line with FDA regulations. Improve the existing products by adjusting the formula and production process, and by raw material replacement, etc.
  • Responsible for sourcing raw materials with the Purchasing Department, conduct kitchen trials for the formulation, and prepare cost estimated for marketing decision-making. 
  • Responsible for conducting pilot trials for parameter validation, sensory agreement and market consumer test and for preparing prototypes 
  • Responsible for conducting industrial trials on the industrialization of products to ensure production line feasibility and to evaluate RM samples for material substitution or from alternative supplier
  • Responsible for working closely with the production on the first and second production lots to solve problems of production
  • Responsible for sending product samples to I&R of the Manufacturing Department Head for production approvals or for an approval from PTC
  • Responsible for preparing technical documents for the FDA registration
  • Accountability for studying "Keeping Quality Testing" of new product
  • Accountability for organization of sensory evaluation for new product development
  • Ensure that RMS formula record for future reference and "products files" to I&R, pre-HACCP and pre-QMS are prepared
  • Responsible for updating specifications of raw materials, packaging material, RMS and "BOM" 
  • Be a member of Supplier Assessment Team for new raw materials or new suppliers 
  • Participate in the solving of current manufacturing problems and recommend modifications to the manufacturing processes to improve quality of the products.
  • Accountability for Comparative profiling test of 60/40 projects 
  • Be a team member of sensory panel 
  • Leading beverage Team for some key project improvement and I&R 
     

What will make you successful

  • Education requirement: at least Bachelor Degree of Chemistry, Food Science or Biotechnology and other related science field
  • 3-5 years experience in F&B R&D (Coffee R&D experience is preferable)
  • English ability: intermediate (speaking, reading and writing) 
  • Computer knowledge: MS. Word, MS. Excel, MS. PowerPoint, MS. Project

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