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About Nestlé health science

Created in 2011 by the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, Nestlé Health Science is a unique health science company focused on advancing the role nutrition plays in changing the course of health for consumers, patients and healthcare professionals. Focused on delivering quality-of-life benefits through nutritional solutions, we harness scientific and clinical advances to improve health through managed nutrition. With approximately 3,000 employees around the world and a global presence in about 50 markets, we invite you to impact the future of health with us.

Associate Director, Quality Management

Job Number 18008574 Company NHSCNPTC Location , Wisconsin

Description

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.

This position is the guardian of food safety and compliance and the challenger of all functions to drive Nestlé Continuous Excellence in the pursuit of zero defect as the essential base for maintaining consumer trust and preference for Nestle Health Science North America.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall responsibility for Nestle Health Science categories in US and Canada
People and know-how: Develop and maintain competences and quality awareness, and commitment to zero defect.

Quality System: Communicate, fully implement and enforce Nestlé Quality Management System requirements.

Technical assistance: Assist other departments in the entire value chain and provides them with services necessary to ensure quality in their fields.

Quality auditing and verification: Ensure that a quality system is in place, is efficient and obtains expected results for the Nestlé production facilities, contract manufacturers, suppliers and warehouses or distribution centres.

Root Cause analysis and action plan: Monitor quality performance in the operating companies for opportunities to improve in the quest for zero defect. Lead the market or business division level management review of quality process.

Crisis & Incidents Management: Member of the crisis committee for all product-related crises and incidents. Lead the follow-up of crises/major quality failures.

Quality strategy: Responsible for the development and implementation of the quality strategy throughout the business/division and monitors its enforcement by establishing relevant KPIs.

Quality by design: Responsible for all food safety and quality Innovation and Renovation (I&R) activities for the market 


Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- University graduate or equivalent (preferred microbiology, chemistry or food science-related studies).
Operational Experience
- Line management with demonstrated capability to lead a group, e.g.:
- QA manager in a factory; or
- Production or Application Group Manager of a factory; or
- Factory Manager
- NN or NHS Business Quality manager
Business Experience
- Management exposure across several functions.
- Different factory and/or market positions, environments (GMB, Centre, Region, Market, Expatriation, Mission, Special Projects).
- Proven track record in delivering results by working with cross-functional teams

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

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