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Product Development Specialist - Beverage

Product Development Specialist - Beverage

 

Nestlé Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we’re focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestlé Professional.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

This Product Development Specialist will develop new products and improve existing products, ingredients, and processes
by applying technical, Food Science and culinary skills. Capable of working at a rapid pace to respond to external and
internal demands while simultaneously handling multiple project requirements. Possesses the ability to interact effectively
with Marketers, Chefs, the technical community, and co-manufacturers to develop relevant and timely Nestle Professional
Custom products. Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving and project management
skills in interactions with immediate team members, cross-functional groups and external customers. Demonstrates
initiative, leadership and able to work both independently and within a cohesive team environment. Able to thrive in a
fast-paced, dynamic, team environment that encompasses end-to-end development (concept and exploration through
manufacturing scale up, start up and process optimization).

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan, execute, evaluate and accurately document test work to optimize product design of assigned projects.
•Coordinate product development and commercialization activities within immediate work team and within cross-functional groups (planning bench test work, resource management, communication of key deliverables/outcomes)
•Maintain precise and appropriate documentation to support development and commercialization of assigned products.
•Utilize computer systems (recipe, nutritional databases, HACCP, departmental systems)
•Participate in team and departmental activities (taste panels, meetings, committees, task forces)
•Develop working relationships with key suppliers, Marketing, Sales, R & D, Commercialization and Manufacturing Services contacts
•Assist in training of new hires and be able to provide clear and concise direction to technicians regarding daily test work.
•Maintain and improve technical, culinary, and professional skills through completion of appropriate training and activities.
•Generate value analysis/process improvement ideas on an ongoing basis.

 

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
•Champion assigned products through the Nestle Professional systems
•Manage projects to achieve sample accuracy and FTQ
•Maintain knowledge base of assigned key Custom accounts and maintenance products

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science or related field.  

• Requires the ability to travel at approximately 10%.
• Requires ability to cover production start-ups across all shifts.
• Must be comfortable working in food manufacturing and culinary environments, with beverage experience preferred.
• Must be able to work on technical challenges with suppliers and customers.

 

EXPERIENCE:
• 3-5 years food industry experience with Master of Food Science or Technology degree or 5-7 years food industry
experience with a Bachelor of Food Science degree. Food Services and/or culinary work experience is a plus.

 

SKILLS:
Applies technical, Food Science and culinary skills to the development of new products or improvement of existing ones. Handles multiple project requirements with short time lines.  Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving and project management skills in interactions with immediate team members, cross-functional groups and external customers.  Demonstrates excellent technical, communication and critical thinking skills.  Demonstrates flexibility to move between product categories and adapt easily to customer’s changing needs.  Utilizes electronic systems effectively.

 

200947

 

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.

 

 

 

Nestlé Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we’re focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestlé Professional.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

This Product Development Specialist will develop new products and improve existing products, ingredients, and processes
by applying technical, Food Science and culinary skills. Capable of working at a rapid pace to respond to external and
internal demands while simultaneously handling multiple project requirements. Possesses the ability to interact effectively
with Marketers, Chefs, the technical community, and co-manufacturers to develop relevant and timely Nestle Professional
Custom products. Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving and project management
skills in interactions with immediate team members, cross-functional groups and external customers. Demonstrates
initiative, leadership and able to work both independently and within a cohesive team environment. Able to thrive in a
fast-paced, dynamic, team environment that encompasses end-to-end development (concept and exploration through
manufacturing scale up, start up and process optimization).

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan, execute, evaluate and accurately document test work to optimize product design of assigned projects.
•Coordinate product development and commercialization activities within immediate work team and within cross-functional groups (planning bench test work, resource management, communication of key deliverables/outcomes)
•Maintain precise and appropriate documentation to support development and commercialization of assigned products.
•Utilize computer systems (recipe, nutritional databases, HACCP, departmental systems)
•Participate in team and departmental activities (taste panels, meetings, committees, task forces)
•Develop working relationships with key suppliers, Marketing, Sales, R & D, Commercialization and Manufacturing Services contacts
•Assist in training of new hires and be able to provide clear and concise direction to technicians regarding daily test work.
•Maintain and improve technical, culinary, and professional skills through completion of appropriate training and activities.
•Generate value analysis/process improvement ideas on an ongoing basis.

 

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
•Champion assigned products through the Nestle Professional systems
•Manage projects to achieve sample accuracy and FTQ
•Maintain knowledge base of assigned key Custom accounts and maintenance products

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science or related field.  

• Requires the ability to travel at approximately 10%.
• Requires ability to cover production start-ups across all shifts.
• Must be comfortable working in food manufacturing and culinary environments, with beverage experience preferred.
• Must be able to work on technical challenges with suppliers and customers.

 

EXPERIENCE:
• 3-5 years food industry experience with Master of Food Science or Technology degree or 5-7 years food industry
experience with a Bachelor of Food Science degree. Food Services and/or culinary work experience is a plus.

 

SKILLS:
Applies technical, Food Science and culinary skills to the development of new products or improvement of existing ones. Handles multiple project requirements with short time lines.  Demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving and project management skills in interactions with immediate team members, cross-functional groups and external customers.  Demonstrates excellent technical, communication and critical thinking skills.  Demonstrates flexibility to move between product categories and adapt easily to customer’s changing needs.  Utilizes electronic systems effectively.

 

200947

 

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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