Nestle Purina is a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, we’re at the forefront of innovative product development. Creating food for cats and dogs that heals joint pain and enhances cognitive function is a small ‘taste’ of what the faces behind our formulas are working on every day.
Our Product Specialists bring ideas to life for both our wet and dry factories. As part of the Technical Services group, you will create the flavors, shapes and textures often innovated in marketing and so enjoyed by pets. In this role, you’ll handle various intermediate-term products, engineering processes and packaging solutions for the business, as well as provide technical support to manufacturing operations. You’ll leverage your sharp science background and food formulation experience to be able to effectively qualify new raw materials and suppliers. You will manage product formulas using the Nestle PURINA formulations system with appropriate ingredient, nutritional, regulatory and analytical requirements. You’ll identify and lead performance, waste reduction, and quality improvement projects to help us remain a leader on the shelf.
Buckle up, because you can expect to work on fast-paced, multi-functional teams focused on taking new products from conception to market. So, if your full potential could be unleashed, what would you add to the ‘mix’?
Manage development, scale up and implementation of new and existing technologies to improve the performance of existing products and develop new products
Explore innovative application of pet food product/process possibilities based on current state-of-art in the area of food technology
Serve as technical resource for marketing to develop a robust pipeline of product development opportunities, which includes developing technical project plans and timelines for all assigned projects
Support product formulation including appropriate ingredient, nutritional, regulatory and analytical requirements
Act as ingredient lead for all assigned ingredients/raw material including qualification of new raw materials and suppliers
Proactively monitor and provide product maintenance for assigned product responsibilities requiring standardized scientific procedures
Initiate and implement cost reduction ideas for assigned product lines and factories
*Approximately 40% travel required
**Perform all other duties as assigned.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Bachelor’s degree in Meat/Food/Bakery/Grain Science or related scientific discipline and 1+ years of product development (food), formulation and scale-up experience
MS/PhD in Meat/Food/Bakery/Grain Science or a scientific discipline with no experience necessary
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