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Food Technologist

Company Name:
Nestle
POSITION SUMMARY:
Support the Nestle USA Confections division though the development of new products per product development project briefs, participation in and leading product and process improvements.Work in close collaboration with cross functional teams led by the factory or head office as representative of the technical function.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the Divisions key objectives under Execution, Innovation and People:
Execution
Actively participate and lead product and process initiatives aimed at continuous improvement of quality and consumer satisfaction, process efficiency, and reduce production and product costs.
Coordinate and assist in factory trials for product and processes changes.
Provide ?n-line?technical assistance to Nestl factories and Affiliates, Customer facilities and Contract Manufacturers to increase process and product performance.
Organize and conduct shelf life studies as required on new products, or products that may be influenced by any changes to formulation, process and packaging.
Innovation
Develop laboratory scale new product concept samples applying food science skills.
Utilize existing pilot plant processes and procedures to produce product for market research and/or test market.
Assist in the industrialization of new products and processes in various Nestle or co- manufacturing locations.
Ability to travel is required.
People
Full participation in Nestle safety and quality initiatives, performance evaluation systems, mandatory compliance training related to the Nestle policies and local regulations.
Collaboration with cross functional team members in accordance with Nestle leadership principles to ensure productive and efficient work environment.
Adopt and utilize Nestle workflow processes and systems for raw material specifications and recipe management.
Assemble necessary project documentation to maintain efficient communication, Nestle and local compliance, and a base for continuous improvement.
Utilization of computer and mathematical skills for project management and project documentation purposes (MSoft Word, Excel, basic statistics).
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
College degree in food science or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE:

Up to three years of product development or factory experience in the confections, or confections related fields, ideally chocolate confections.

SKILLS:
College level math skills and computer skills in Word and Excel. Hands on recipe development skills as it relates to use of kitchen appliances and tools as well as basic analytical instruments such as scales, thermometers, calipers/micrometers, refractometers. Good understanding of food safety principles (GMP).
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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