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Accelerator Innovation Coach in a R&D environment

Accelerator Innovation Coach in a R&D environment

Konolfingen, CH

Konolfingen, CH

Position Snapshot

 

Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland
Company: Nestlé Product Technology Centre Dairy
Act. Rate: Full time
Type of contract: Permanent Contract
Master Degree in Business administration, Consumer insight, Food Science Technology
Strong expertise in End to End Project /Portfolio Management
Entrepreneurship mindset, exp. In start up is an asset

Position Summary

 

Our Research & Development center in Konolfingen near Bern / Switzerland develops for Nestlé worldwide, new products, processes and packaging in the areas of Dairy and Nutrition. The Nestlé Product Technology Centre Dairy plans and develops Innovation & Renovation pipelines to support growth and profitability of our Dairy business via a consumer centric approach. It ensures scientific, technological and manufacturing excellence through the development of the right competences.

 

Within the Innovation Department of NPTC Dairy, we are looking for an open-minded & entrepreneurial Accelerator Innovation Coach working with us to shape the future of Dairy products, services and Business models.

 

In this position, you are responsible for hands-on coaching of Accelerator project teams, leading them from the idea to the shelf using Lean Start-up and Design Thinking approaches, in order to accelerate key innovation projects. As well as proactively contributing to the design, rollout and continuous improvement of the new ways of working.

A day in the life of an Accelerator Innovation Coach

 

  • Drive project preparation: Stakeholder on-boarding, project scoping, team member selection & set up
  • Develop project-specific program
  • Design training modules
  • Hands-on coaching of cross-functional project teams from the idea to the shop test completed
  • Up-skill the team on Lean Startup and Design Thinking approaches and tools
  • Develop team members on soft skills and project management skills
  • Coach team to create a consumer/shopper-driven MVP ( minimum viable product ) & develop a sustainable Business model
  • Challenge experiment design to test project assumptions and validate thinking 
  • Safeguard the principles of accelerator projects
  • Be the ambassador of the project in the organization
  • Ensure post-transfer regular follow-up with stakeholders, based on agreed transfer plan
What will make you successful

 

  • Master Degree in Business administration, Consumer insight, Food Science Technology
  • Strong expertise in End to End Project /Portfolio Management
  • Entrepreneurship mindset, exp. In start up is an asset, Agile Change agent
  • Experience in Project Management a must (E2E at Nestlé a plus)
  • Excellent stakeholder management, leadership and presentation skills
  • Hands-on experience in Innovation
  • Hands-on experience in Lean Startup and design thinking methodologies and tools
  • Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • Experience in Product Management a plus

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com
 

Position Snapshot

 

Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland
Company: Nestlé Product Technology Centre Dairy
Act. Rate: Full time
Type of contract: Permanent Contract
Master Degree in Business administration, Consumer insight, Food Science Technology
Strong expertise in End to End Project /Portfolio Management
Entrepreneurship mindset, exp. In start up is an asset

Position Summary

 

Our Research & Development center in Konolfingen near Bern / Switzerland develops for Nestlé worldwide, new products, processes and packaging in the areas of Dairy and Nutrition. The Nestlé Product Technology Centre Dairy plans and develops Innovation & Renovation pipelines to support growth and profitability of our Dairy business via a consumer centric approach. It ensures scientific, technological and manufacturing excellence through the development of the right competences.

 

Within the Innovation Department of NPTC Dairy, we are looking for an open-minded & entrepreneurial Accelerator Innovation Coach working with us to shape the future of Dairy products, services and Business models.

 

In this position, you are responsible for hands-on coaching of Accelerator project teams, leading them from the idea to the shelf using Lean Start-up and Design Thinking approaches, in order to accelerate key innovation projects. As well as proactively contributing to the design, rollout and continuous improvement of the new ways of working.

A day in the life of an Accelerator Innovation Coach

 

  • Drive project preparation: Stakeholder on-boarding, project scoping, team member selection & set up
  • Develop project-specific program
  • Design training modules
  • Hands-on coaching of cross-functional project teams from the idea to the shop test completed
  • Up-skill the team on Lean Startup and Design Thinking approaches and tools
  • Develop team members on soft skills and project management skills
  • Coach team to create a consumer/shopper-driven MVP ( minimum viable product ) & develop a sustainable Business model
  • Challenge experiment design to test project assumptions and validate thinking 
  • Safeguard the principles of accelerator projects
  • Be the ambassador of the project in the organization
  • Ensure post-transfer regular follow-up with stakeholders, based on agreed transfer plan
What will make you successful

 

  • Master Degree in Business administration, Consumer insight, Food Science Technology
  • Strong expertise in End to End Project /Portfolio Management
  • Entrepreneurship mindset, exp. In start up is an asset, Agile Change agent
  • Experience in Project Management a must (E2E at Nestlé a plus)
  • Excellent stakeholder management, leadership and presentation skills
  • Hands-on experience in Innovation
  • Hands-on experience in Lean Startup and design thinking methodologies and tools
  • Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • Experience in Product Management a plus

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com
 

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