Product Development Scientist (TAG) in Arlington VA

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Product Development Scientist (TAG)
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Arlington VA
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Food Technol/Scientist, Project Manager, R&D Manager

Food people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you&##39;re inspired by the passion to do something significant that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. We&##39;re in 97% of American homes, and as the leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our goal is to continue to provide more nutritious foods, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. Joining Nestlé means you can make an impact on an enormous scale!
Let&##39;s challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. We need to grow as a company and bring an intensity to our work that puts our competitors on notice. We must work as one team under one Nestlé brand, leading innovation across the organization, and empowering our employees to succeed in the workplace and beyond. We\u2019ll win \u2014 and we\u2019ll do it the right way!

Are you ready to take the next step toward advancing your career, discover how Nestlé is transforming beyond confections and embracing our entrepreneurial culture & redefining our ways of winning.

Will you be the one to make your impact?

Position Summary

As technical lead, you will be responsible for the innovation and renovation of our portfolio; in addition to pushing optimization and improvement of projects. You will represent the Technical Application Group (TAG) as subject matter authority in product and processes, allowing you to transfer your knowledge to our factories and internal partners. In this role you will collaborate with both internally and externally to build relationships, as a means of continuously improving your technical skills and personal development.

1.\tImplementation of Innovation & Renovation strategy for the supported product categories in the Market. Implement/execute product/process development activities (e.g. bench top, pilot plant, and internal/external factory) to achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer.

2.\tIntroduction of new products and processes within our factories. Collaborate internally and externally (marketing, T&P, raw material suppliers, etc.) in a team environment to develop, industrialize, and launch new products, quality improvements, compliance, and efficiency cost savings.

3.\tContinuously improve/optimize current products and processes in our factories according to local business needs and supply situation and/or implementation of initiatives. Develop, approve, maintain, and sustain our products, process standards, and specifications.

4.\tEnsure adherence to all products, processes, materials standards. Align with Nestlé requirements (includes 60/40+), external standards, and local regulatory framework. Develop and/or assist in the development of our products and process standards within the Nestlé systems.

5.\tContinuous improvement of technical skills and personal development, while expanding internal and external networks.

6.\tDevelop expertise for product and process mastership within TAG. Develop the competencies required for product and process mastership to enable manufacturing excellence.

7. Provide first line support to factories. Ensure knowledge transfer related to products and process knowledge to eliminate the root cause of assistance requests.

Requirements and minimum education level:
\u2022\tA BS or MS degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field.
\u2022\tPosition requires approximately 20% travel.

\u2022\tPrefer minimum 3 years of product or process development experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG).
Required skills:
\u2022\tAbility to work in a fast paced and high motivated performance based environment
\u2022\tExceptional organizational skills & ability to support multiple projects and assignments.
\u2022\tStrong communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written
\u2022\tHighly motivated, problem solver, goal oriented and easily adaptable to change
\u2022\tComputer Skills: Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Power Point, Word, Access

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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