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Innovation Project Manager

Innovation Project Manager

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.

Position Summary

To be a partner to Marketing, Product Development, Technical Services and Manufacturing in the introduction of new products (Innovation or Renovation). This could involve the relocation and optimizing of the existing fixed asset base and/or the purchase of new fixed assets.  It may extend from the initial conceptual studies through to project closeout.  

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Management Responsibilities:
•    Propose and implement work processes, procedures in compliance with the Engineering Policy, Key Principles and the Project Management Activity.
•    Coordinate personnel (e.g. other project engineers, project managers, technicians, contractors etc.) to ensure the projects objectives are satisfied.
•    Demonstrate and promote the company’s values. Encourage the integration of the corporate values into the project culture. This includes the "Nestlé Corporate Business principles" and "Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles".

Functional Responsibilities:
•    Ensure that one exhibits an attitude of intolerance for unsafe situations and never implement any change, whether directly instructed to, or under your own initiative, without first questioning its impact in relation to product safety/quality, people safety and the environment.
•    Ensure that the highest principles of ethical conduct.
•    Liason with commercial teams.
•    Support and encourage clear and open communication between the team members and related stakeholders, e.g. site and market management, PTC, CO Engineering, CT Packaging and the SBU.

Specific responsibilities relating to the conceptual study phase (feasibility & approval).
Specific responsibilities relating to the design phase.
Specific responsibilities relating to the implementation phase.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
•    Degree/Diploma in Engineering Field. (Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering) or applicable years of experience in lieu of degree.  

 

EXPERIENCE:
•    Minimum 5+ years of significant experience and achievement in a technical field with a project engineering background.  
•    Corporate Engineering experience, preferred
•    Supervisory experience in managing internal and external project team members or equivalent.  

 

SKILLS:
General and professional skills
•    Strong technical, managerial and leadership skills.
•    Project Engineering/Management.
•    In-depth knowledge of food processing plant and technology, or similar industry. 
•    Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety and equipment.
•    Communication and Networking.
•    Understanding of financial analysis and relevant business drivers

Requisition ID

141057 

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.

Position Summary

To be a partner to Marketing, Product Development, Technical Services and Manufacturing in the introduction of new products (Innovation or Renovation). This could involve the relocation and optimizing of the existing fixed asset base and/or the purchase of new fixed assets.  It may extend from the initial conceptual studies through to project closeout.  

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Management Responsibilities:
•    Propose and implement work processes, procedures in compliance with the Engineering Policy, Key Principles and the Project Management Activity.
•    Coordinate personnel (e.g. other project engineers, project managers, technicians, contractors etc.) to ensure the projects objectives are satisfied.
•    Demonstrate and promote the company’s values. Encourage the integration of the corporate values into the project culture. This includes the "Nestlé Corporate Business principles" and "Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles".

Functional Responsibilities:
•    Ensure that one exhibits an attitude of intolerance for unsafe situations and never implement any change, whether directly instructed to, or under your own initiative, without first questioning its impact in relation to product safety/quality, people safety and the environment.
•    Ensure that the highest principles of ethical conduct.
•    Liason with commercial teams.
•    Support and encourage clear and open communication between the team members and related stakeholders, e.g. site and market management, PTC, CO Engineering, CT Packaging and the SBU.

Specific responsibilities relating to the conceptual study phase (feasibility & approval).
Specific responsibilities relating to the design phase.
Specific responsibilities relating to the implementation phase.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
•    Degree/Diploma in Engineering Field. (Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering) or applicable years of experience in lieu of degree.  

 

EXPERIENCE:
•    Minimum 5+ years of significant experience and achievement in a technical field with a project engineering background.  
•    Corporate Engineering experience, preferred
•    Supervisory experience in managing internal and external project team members or equivalent.  

 

SKILLS:
General and professional skills
•    Strong technical, managerial and leadership skills.
•    Project Engineering/Management.
•    In-depth knowledge of food processing plant and technology, or similar industry. 
•    Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety and equipment.
•    Communication and Networking.
•    Understanding of financial analysis and relevant business drivers

Requisition ID

141057 

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.

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Solon, OH, US, 44139


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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