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POSITION SUMMARY: Manage R&D project(s) with a high impact on the business. Manage the project on the R&D/development side in alignment with Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Nestlé Health and Wellness (NHW) initiatives. Interact proactively with the other functions, especially the business lead and operations to ensure the overall project objectives.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: during the whole project life according to the Stage Gate process • Deliver product(s)/process(es)/system(s)/solution(s) with defined quality at defined time and cost (when applicable) • Contribute to the future commercial success of the business by considering the whole picture of the project, and by considering NHW and CSV strategies • Effectively control scope changes through proactive and open communication with stakeholders
PEOPLE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: • Ensure adequate resources and competence levels, manage the resources (including budget) allocated to the project, proactively escalate resource constraints • Manage fully the project team
COACHING AND SHARING: • Facilitate and coach within the project team and enhance the interaction and collaboration between the various specialists, within the NPTC and across R&D Units, Technical and Business Units and with external partners. • Contribute to training in project management
NETWORKING: • Create synergies through effective networking with all relevant R&D Units, business partners, markets, SBUs, Head Office, external partners (via Open Innovation)
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT: • Manage among stakeholders, provide recommendations for decision making with Nestlé decision makers and business partners internally and externally
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent required • 5+ years of experience in R&D with 1+ years in Operations and/or Corporate Functions preferred (could be mission or assignment) • 3+ years project management experience preferred • Successfully shown leadership skills within a cross-functional team • Worked a matrix like structure in a functionally structured environment • Demonstrated courage and ability to solve problems • Proven communication skills — presents confidently and convincingly to steering committees • Experience in Stage Gate process preferred • Experience in the briefing process preferred
The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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