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Manufacturing Senior Specialist

Manufacturing Senior Specialist

York, YN, GB, YO91 1XY

York, YN, GB, YO91 1XY

Position Snapshot

Business: Nestlé Product Technology Centre – Confectionery (NPTC)
Function: R&D
Location: York, North Yorkshire 

Salary up to £55,000 depending on experience plus potential bonus + car allowance + fantastic benefits 

 

This is a full-time permanent opportunity, but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. 
 

Position Summary

NPTC York is Nestlé’s leading centre for confectionery Research & Development, working in partnership with 3 development centres in Chile, China and Ivory Coast. In York we are a team of 170 amazing people from over 30 nationalities from a variety of academia. We support 50 factories globally and our objective is to provide ideas, technical innovation and scientific support (for product, process and technology) to improve and grow our confectionery business. 

 

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Manufacturing Senior Specialist to work as part of our global Confectionery Technical Competency Unit (TCU) based at our offices in York. This role is a pivotal  to supporting the development of R&D projects as well as being a lighthouse for identifying technology improvements across R&D and our suppliers for all our factories, future proofing what we do. Playing a lead across the operational network to provide knowledge and expertise that develop manufacturing capability across all our markets globally. This is a broad and exciting role that will see you work with many stakeholders internally and externally across the world, supporting our manufacturing efforts to develop and deliver best in class confectionery products that consumers will love. 

A little bit about us

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company, operating in 187 countries worldwide. Part of Nestlé’s global network of research centres across the world, our NPTC Confectionery York site focuses on developing and delivering excellence in confectionery innovation worldwide. Our aim is to lead the way in how confectionery and healthy snacks are developed, manufactured and packaged. It’s a place where creativity and practicality meet to turn fantastic concepts into exceptional industrialised products consumers will love.

A day in the life of a Manufacturing Senior Specialist...

This role will see you generate and deploy manufacturing solutions that deliver added value and return on investment for the business, our customers and our consumers. You will also provide recommendations and guidance across Markets and to our Confectionary Strategic Business Unit in Switzerland to drive operational standards and projects at pace. Other key responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing technical assistance to support performance improvements and benchmarking across confectionery factories worldwide.    
  • Lead the manufacturing elements for the innovation and renovation roadmap ensuring the successful integration across operations. 
  • Understand and lead project requirements, resources and deliverables to achieve a smooth start-up of lines across factories. 
  • Continually develop stakeholders knowledge through identifying gaps and implementing training programs that enhance our peoples capability. We are looking for you to show real leadership and coaching skills working across a range of diverse stakeholders. 
  • Lead and enhance the manufacturing expert network for category manufacturing technology, acting as the expert support for markets and senior stakeholders.
  • Work in collaboration with factories, suppliers and various other functions on the continual development of manufacturing best practice and solutions. 

What will make you successful?

To be successful in this role you will qualified to degree level or higher, ideally with a Food Science specialism and have experience of working within a Confectionery environment within a similar role.  You will be passionate, proactive and results focused whilst acting as an ambassador for the Nestlé Confectionery brand across the globe. Being able to demonstrate proven leadership capability coupled with your ability to influence across all levels internally and externally is key, as is knowing when to flex your style whilst working in an environment that can be, at times, ambiguous. You’ll also:

 

  • Have extensive operational experience within an FMCG or R&D environment.
  • Have experience of developing and implementing manufacturing innovation and solutions at scale. 
  • An ability of communicating complex information effectively to stakeholders outside of the R&D space which instils credibility and trust.
  • Have proven leadership skills to inspire and develop a wider range of people across different levels enabling them to be the best that they can be.
  • Have an enhanced understanding of factory operational set ups and a working knowledge of factory systems (SAP, PowerBI, DMO etc).
  • Mobility, as you are likely to support international projects where there will be ad-hoc requirement to travel.

What do you need to know

What can we offer in return?  We will provide support and coaching to help you develop yourself in your career and as an induvial.  By working in a global centre you will build a huge network across the organisation, creating exceptional opportunities for a global career within a high performing, innovative and supportive culture. 


Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, car allowance, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.


Posting date: 15/09/2021

Closing date: 30/09/2021


We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.


At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!


Right to work in the UK 
In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. We have assessed this role and it would be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. Financial support could be available from Nestlé to assist with the immigration fees associated with the Skilled Worker route. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.
 

Position Snapshot

Business: Nestlé Product Technology Centre – Confectionery (NPTC)
Function: R&D
Location: York, North Yorkshire 

Salary up to £55,000 depending on experience plus potential bonus + car allowance + fantastic benefits 

 

This is a full-time permanent opportunity, but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. 
 

Position Summary

NPTC York is Nestlé’s leading centre for confectionery Research & Development, working in partnership with 3 development centres in Chile, China and Ivory Coast. In York we are a team of 170 amazing people from over 30 nationalities from a variety of academia. We support 50 factories globally and our objective is to provide ideas, technical innovation and scientific support (for product, process and technology) to improve and grow our confectionery business. 

 

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Manufacturing Senior Specialist to work as part of our global Confectionery Technical Competency Unit (TCU) based at our offices in York. This role is a pivotal  to supporting the development of R&D projects as well as being a lighthouse for identifying technology improvements across R&D and our suppliers for all our factories, future proofing what we do. Playing a lead across the operational network to provide knowledge and expertise that develop manufacturing capability across all our markets globally. This is a broad and exciting role that will see you work with many stakeholders internally and externally across the world, supporting our manufacturing efforts to develop and deliver best in class confectionery products that consumers will love. 

A little bit about us

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company, operating in 187 countries worldwide. Part of Nestlé’s global network of research centres across the world, our NPTC Confectionery York site focuses on developing and delivering excellence in confectionery innovation worldwide. Our aim is to lead the way in how confectionery and healthy snacks are developed, manufactured and packaged. It’s a place where creativity and practicality meet to turn fantastic concepts into exceptional industrialised products consumers will love.

A day in the life of a Manufacturing Senior Specialist...

This role will see you generate and deploy manufacturing solutions that deliver added value and return on investment for the business, our customers and our consumers. You will also provide recommendations and guidance across Markets and to our Confectionary Strategic Business Unit in Switzerland to drive operational standards and projects at pace. Other key responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing technical assistance to support performance improvements and benchmarking across confectionery factories worldwide.    
  • Lead the manufacturing elements for the innovation and renovation roadmap ensuring the successful integration across operations. 
  • Understand and lead project requirements, resources and deliverables to achieve a smooth start-up of lines across factories. 
  • Continually develop stakeholders knowledge through identifying gaps and implementing training programs that enhance our peoples capability. We are looking for you to show real leadership and coaching skills working across a range of diverse stakeholders. 
  • Lead and enhance the manufacturing expert network for category manufacturing technology, acting as the expert support for markets and senior stakeholders.
  • Work in collaboration with factories, suppliers and various other functions on the continual development of manufacturing best practice and solutions. 

What will make you successful?

To be successful in this role you will qualified to degree level or higher, ideally with a Food Science specialism and have experience of working within a Confectionery environment within a similar role.  You will be passionate, proactive and results focused whilst acting as an ambassador for the Nestlé Confectionery brand across the globe. Being able to demonstrate proven leadership capability coupled with your ability to influence across all levels internally and externally is key, as is knowing when to flex your style whilst working in an environment that can be, at times, ambiguous. You’ll also:

 

  • Have extensive operational experience within an FMCG or R&D environment.
  • Have experience of developing and implementing manufacturing innovation and solutions at scale. 
  • An ability of communicating complex information effectively to stakeholders outside of the R&D space which instils credibility and trust.
  • Have proven leadership skills to inspire and develop a wider range of people across different levels enabling them to be the best that they can be.
  • Have an enhanced understanding of factory operational set ups and a working knowledge of factory systems (SAP, PowerBI, DMO etc).
  • Mobility, as you are likely to support international projects where there will be ad-hoc requirement to travel.

What do you need to know

What can we offer in return?  We will provide support and coaching to help you develop yourself in your career and as an induvial.  By working in a global centre you will build a huge network across the organisation, creating exceptional opportunities for a global career within a high performing, innovative and supportive culture. 


Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, car allowance, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.


Posting date: 15/09/2021

Closing date: 30/09/2021


We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.


At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!


Right to work in the UK 
In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. We have assessed this role and it would be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. Financial support could be available from Nestlé to assist with the immigration fees associated with the Skilled Worker route. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.
 

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