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Senior Food Safety Microbiology Specialist

Senior Food Safety Microbiology Specialist

Position Snapshot

 

Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland
Company: Nestlé Product & Technology Centre for Nutrition
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contract: Permanent contract

 

What we offer at Nestlé
 
Flexible work policies in terms of core hours and working from home. Please talk to us during the recruitment process about what flexibility could look like for you! 
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development 
Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces 
Dynamic international working environment 
Attractive additional benefits  


Position Summary

 

As a “Senior Food Safety Microbiology Specialist”, you will ensure Microbiological Quality and Food Safety by Design, in Innovation and Renovation projects focused on shelf-stable products. 

 

The Nestlé Product and Technology Center (NPTC) Nutrition is part of the Nestlé Strategic Business Unit Nutrition. Our mission is to nurture a Healthier Generation. We will achieve this by leading the way in research and development of science-proven nutrition solutions. At the heart of our mission is the knowledge and understanding that nutrition in the first 1’000 days of life, from conception, through pregnancy and throughout the child’s first two years of life - has a direct and significant impact on health and performance in later life. Our product portfolio includes such trusted and well-recognized brands as MATERNA, NAN, NIDO, NESTOGEN, LACTOGEN, GERBER, CERELAC, SMA and ILLUMA.

 

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

 

A Day in the Life of a Senior Food Safety Microbiology Specialist

 

  • Develop, update, and validate relevant analytical methods (i.e., sterility testing), Standards and Guidelines 
  • Guide or lead microbiology related topics for powder, aseptic and retort processing (incl. line or process validation, and troubleshooting)
  • Organize and deliver technical support activities to markets and provide training in field of competence (knowledge transfer)
  • Explore new technologies, including digital and no-touch to improve current processes or define new ways of working
  • Provide expert advice in crisis prevention and management as required


What will make you successful

 

  • University graduate (Ph.D. highly preferred) in Food Science and Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of international experience in R&D / operations / academia 
  • Experience in analytical microbiology and food safety microbiology
  • Experience in managing of research programs and projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Aseptic-UHT process and predictive microbiology is a plus
  • Fluent in English, other languages will be a plus


At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.
We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people’s lives that we touch every single day.

Be a force for good. Join Nestlé and visit us on www.nestle.com.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.

Position Snapshot

 

Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland
Company: Nestlé Product & Technology Centre for Nutrition
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contract: Permanent contract

 

What we offer at Nestlé
 
Flexible work policies in terms of core hours and working from home. Please talk to us during the recruitment process about what flexibility could look like for you! 
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development 
Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces 
Dynamic international working environment 
Attractive additional benefits  


Position Summary

 

As a “Senior Food Safety Microbiology Specialist”, you will ensure Microbiological Quality and Food Safety by Design, in Innovation and Renovation projects focused on shelf-stable products. 

 

The Nestlé Product and Technology Center (NPTC) Nutrition is part of the Nestlé Strategic Business Unit Nutrition. Our mission is to nurture a Healthier Generation. We will achieve this by leading the way in research and development of science-proven nutrition solutions. At the heart of our mission is the knowledge and understanding that nutrition in the first 1’000 days of life, from conception, through pregnancy and throughout the child’s first two years of life - has a direct and significant impact on health and performance in later life. Our product portfolio includes such trusted and well-recognized brands as MATERNA, NAN, NIDO, NESTOGEN, LACTOGEN, GERBER, CERELAC, SMA and ILLUMA.

 

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

 

A Day in the Life of a Senior Food Safety Microbiology Specialist

 

  • Develop, update, and validate relevant analytical methods (i.e., sterility testing), Standards and Guidelines 
  • Guide or lead microbiology related topics for powder, aseptic and retort processing (incl. line or process validation, and troubleshooting)
  • Organize and deliver technical support activities to markets and provide training in field of competence (knowledge transfer)
  • Explore new technologies, including digital and no-touch to improve current processes or define new ways of working
  • Provide expert advice in crisis prevention and management as required


What will make you successful

 

  • University graduate (Ph.D. highly preferred) in Food Science and Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of international experience in R&D / operations / academia 
  • Experience in analytical microbiology and food safety microbiology
  • Experience in managing of research programs and projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Aseptic-UHT process and predictive microbiology is a plus
  • Fluent in English, other languages will be a plus


At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.
We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people’s lives that we touch every single day.

Be a force for good. Join Nestlé and visit us on www.nestle.com.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.

Konolfingen, CH

Konolfingen, CH

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