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Department Manager Food Chemistry

Department Manager Food Chemistry

Lausanne, CH

Lausanne, CH

Position Snapshot

 

Location: Vers-chez-les-Blancs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: SPN S.A., Nestlé Research
Act. Rate: Full-Time, 100%  
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Experience in developing and executing strategies
 

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences, Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website.

 

As Department Manager Chemistry, you will be supporting the mission of the Nestlé Institute of Material Sciences, providing strategic direction and leadership for Science & Technology (S&T) areas in Food Chemistry (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Micronutrients and Bioactives). In close collaboration with the other departments of the institute and also the rest of Nestlé Research you will enable scientific discoveries that enhance the nutritional impact and consumer appreciation of Nestlé's products and contribute to growth and profitability of our businesses. This includes the direction of research as well as the development and management of relevant competences and resources.

A day in the life of a Department Manager Food Chemistry

 

• Contribute to the definition and execution of the Institute of Material Sciences’ strategy and priorities. Provide guidance and priorities for research across Nestlé’s business-categories that is relevant to and fueling the category-specific S&T opportunities.
• Drive impactful scientific discoveries that are pursued in product development projects and ultimately enable the launch of new, consumer-appreciated products.
• Provide strategic direction in frame of the purpose/mission of the institute and be accountable for delivery. The research areas will be coordinated by the jobholder him/herself or through coaching of scientists.
• Build and develop key competencies and resources. Attract, retain and develop key people for the department and the R&D community. Ensure sustainability and availability of resources by developing robust succession plans throughout the R&D community. Align relevant competencies with the S&T community in our Nestlé Product Technology Centers.
• Create strategic alliances and collaborations. Maintain effective external networks. Secure access to top talents and expertise. Be an acknowledged credible voice.
 

What will make you successful

 

• Demonstrated capability to lead and develop a group of people (create a positive environment for long term development, motivate, inspire and develop talent, communicate the vision and mission to gain the commitment to achieve the objectives) 
• Experience in developing and executing strategies
• Demonstrated scientific leadership skills
• Academic / scientific background or expert knowledge in the area of Food Chemistry
• Ability to manage resources and budgets
• Excellent internal and external network 
• Solid understanding of business and operational setups
 

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: Vers-chez-les-Blancs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: SPN S.A., Nestlé Research
Act. Rate: Full-Time, 100%  
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Experience in developing and executing strategies
 

Position Summary

 

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences, Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website.

 

As Department Manager Chemistry, you will be supporting the mission of the Nestlé Institute of Material Sciences, providing strategic direction and leadership for Science & Technology (S&T) areas in Food Chemistry (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Micronutrients and Bioactives). In close collaboration with the other departments of the institute and also the rest of Nestlé Research you will enable scientific discoveries that enhance the nutritional impact and consumer appreciation of Nestlé's products and contribute to growth and profitability of our businesses. This includes the direction of research as well as the development and management of relevant competences and resources.

A day in the life of a Department Manager Food Chemistry

 

• Contribute to the definition and execution of the Institute of Material Sciences’ strategy and priorities. Provide guidance and priorities for research across Nestlé’s business-categories that is relevant to and fueling the category-specific S&T opportunities.
• Drive impactful scientific discoveries that are pursued in product development projects and ultimately enable the launch of new, consumer-appreciated products.
• Provide strategic direction in frame of the purpose/mission of the institute and be accountable for delivery. The research areas will be coordinated by the jobholder him/herself or through coaching of scientists.
• Build and develop key competencies and resources. Attract, retain and develop key people for the department and the R&D community. Ensure sustainability and availability of resources by developing robust succession plans throughout the R&D community. Align relevant competencies with the S&T community in our Nestlé Product Technology Centers.
• Create strategic alliances and collaborations. Maintain effective external networks. Secure access to top talents and expertise. Be an acknowledged credible voice.
 

What will make you successful

 

• Demonstrated capability to lead and develop a group of people (create a positive environment for long term development, motivate, inspire and develop talent, communicate the vision and mission to gain the commitment to achieve the objectives) 
• Experience in developing and executing strategies
• Demonstrated scientific leadership skills
• Academic / scientific background or expert knowledge in the area of Food Chemistry
• Ability to manage resources and budgets
• Excellent internal and external network 
• Solid understanding of business and operational setups
 

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.

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