Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is a company on a mission and on the move, motivated by the opportunity to forge a major therapeutic role for nutrition in the management of health and establish a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals. The two elements of the equation are simple; societies are ageing and age and lifestyle related diseases are spiraling. Needs are growing for safe, effective and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, scientific understanding of health, disease and the potential of nutrition – as an integral part of managing health and disease – is growing.
Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, was created in 2011 to be a leader in these developments and make things happen. We have over 3,000 employees around the world with a wide mix of capabilities – from bio-medical engineers to regulatory specialists, medical delegates (sales force) and health economic experts that reflect our dynamism and intent to create.
Position Summary: Nestle Health Science is seeking a Packaging Specialist who will be responsible for defining, documenting and implementing optimal use and performance of filling and packaging machines, and on capital investment. Provide technical support, guidance and expertise to Operators, Supervisors and other functions as necessary in the development of packaging related projects. The position requires a high degree of responsibility, collaboration, decision-making ability, leadership and self-sufficiency.
Key Responsibilities: • Act as a packaging subject matter expert in support of packaging engineering initiatives that will result in increased productivity, higher quality and improved costs. • To recommend and lead packaging development programs that reduce distribution cost or damage, or provide competitive advantage • Introduce and deliver new and revised packaging concepts and processes focusing on innovation, sustainability functionality and consumer value • Deliver results by working in a collaborative, cross-functions environment with Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality/R&D and Sales/Marketing to manage the Material Qualification process. • Deliver technical support on installation and commissioning of new packaging equipment, line layout modifications. • Provide front line support to factories. Make sure of knowledge transfer related to packaging mastership to eliminate the root cause of assistance requests. • May be assigned as project manager on specific projects as needed
Experience and Education Requirements: • BS or MS degree in Food Science, Material Science, Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field • Minimum of 5 years of relevant packaging industry experience as related to the food and beverage industry • Clear understanding of packaging design, materials, equipment and systems • Working knowledge of project life cycle deliverables, contract and schedule • Understanding of industry standards of Regulatory Compliance and Food Safety
Qualifications: • Excellent oral/written/interpersonal communication skills with the ability to influence others and drive alignment among team functions • Ability to convey complex and/or detailed information to a wide range of individuals/audiences with different knowledge levels • Strong administrative and computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner gather and analyze information skillfully to formulate action plans and follow them through to completion. • Demonstrated project management experience as Project Leader and cross-functional team participant, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects • Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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