Product Development & Quality Expert

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Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Feb 17, 2017
May 26, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Nestle Nutrition/Gerber Products is a company founded on the principles of nutrition, health and wellness. At Nestle Nutrition/Gerber Products we understand the importance of giving our consumers food and beverages that taste great and help them enrich their lives. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about.

At Infant Nutrition, supporting the healthy growth, development and eating habits of children from infant to preschooler remains at the heart of everything we do. OUR MISSION
is to help nurture a healthier generation, one baby at a time.

The opportunity has arisen for a Product Development & Quality Expert
to join our Nestle Nutrition R&D Centers, Inc. facility located in Fremont, Michigan. This position reports directly to the Manufacturing Group Manager.

Main purpose of job:

Coordinate throughout all NDC driven projects the early management of MRM (Material and Recipe Management / Nutritional composition) at concept phase in order to accelerate the End to End Innovation process. Introducing New= Support business with early management of ensuring supply functions in I&R projects NDC driven.

Support business with early management of ensuring supply functions in I&R projects NDC driven.

Responsibilities include:

Manage (early management), coordinate and support MRM validations with Product Development, Nutrition Science, Regulatory Affairs and the required markets (procurement) for NDC projects in order to increase speed to market.

Ensure MRM Compliance for new products developed by NDC Fremont by meeting specification requirements (Raw Materials, Purchasing Specifications, Semi Finished Product and Recipe) according to NPDI stages.

Conduct and / or provide guidance and direction for new recipe creation and modification of existing recipes in NDC driven projects. Train and support knowledge transfer for recipe management tools.

Coordinate RMPS (Raw Material Purchasing  Specification)  and RMS (Raw material Specification) creations with the MRM specialists in the Manufacturing group.

Provide technical assistance to factories as needed.

Nestle is an 'Equal Opportunity Employer' and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment.

University graduate or post-graduate qualification

At least 10 years in Quality function involved in Product development (R&D or Operations)

At least 5 years in Baby-Food during the last 10 years

At least 3 years in a corporate role in QA (market or regional)

Specialized functional knowledge :
In depth understanding of product portfolio, composition, positioning and scientific rationale concerning nutrition.

Solid product and process knowledge (from raw materials to formulation to processing).

Solid understanding on QA systems, filling & packing, costing , safety and environment.

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