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Since 1976, when we introduced Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water in North America, we’ve inspired a generation of bottled water drinkers, thirsty to fuel their active, healthy lifestyle. Today, our bottled water and tea portfolio is more than 15 brands strong, and we continue to lead the industry with the highest quality standards. Ensuring healthy hydration for generations to come, we are also active participants in the communities in which we operate, and are steadfast in our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Innovation Specialist

Job Number 18000567 Company Nestle Waters North America Location Stamford, Connecticut

Description

As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.
Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.
ReadyRefresh by Nestlé is one of the most visible parts of the Nestlé Waters business, delivering healthy hydration to customers where they need it most.  It’s another example of how we are committed to helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle.  You’ve no doubt seen our trucks on the road, on their way to bring our water and tea products to thirsty consumers.  By joining this fast-growing area of our organization you’ll have the opportunity to share in our mission with a real sense of ownership and the freedom to succeed in your role. It’s a chance to apply your skills and experience to work that’s as challenging as it is rewarding.  Whether collaborating as team to deliver superior customer service or making a lasting impact with your individual accomplishments, you’ll be an essential and valuable element of our success.  We’ll make sure you receive the support, benefits and development you need to build the perfect career.
We are currently seeking an Innovation Specialist to be located in Stamford, CT or Manhattan, NYC and report to the Senior Innovation Manager of ReadyRefresh. The primary responsibilities will include supporting discovery, development and evaluation of new product, service and partnership ideas, enhancement (renovation) or extensions, and translate research discoveries into usable and marketable propositions.  Supports and tracks all phases of the product and service life cycle, from inception through introduction into the marketplace.
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of technology/marketing/innovation/start-up experience, be a creative entrepreneurial thinker, an experienced researcher, and independently driven.  Candidates should be passionate about technology and the new economy, and have an unwavering desire to delight consumers by creating best-in-class products and services. 
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Comprehensive research of potential new business opportunities related to market gaps, disruptive technologies, and shifts in behaviors
  •  Supporting execution of projects from ideation through to commercialization and operationalization. Including; researching, developing, testing, improving, launching
  • Initiate/participate in on-going creative brainstorming, idea generation and trend gathering.
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Qualifications

Key qualifications include:
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Travel: None Required
  • Years of experience: 3 – 5 years
  • Skills:
    • Creative problem solver/thinker
    • Detail-oriented
    • Organized, self-driven and motivated
    • Takes initiative and willing to learn
    • Comfortable with ambiguity
    • Team player and open thinker
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Entrepreneurial and curious mindset
    • Passionate about how technology and IoT are impacting people’s lives
    • Takes pride in work
Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company.  Our brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier, Acqua Panna and Nestea.  We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America.  As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

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

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