Senior R&D Specialist for B2B Beverage Machines
“A great history, a stimulating present and long-term future”
System Technology Centre, Orbe, Switzerland Undefined period of time contract, activity rate 100%
The Nestlé System Technology Center in Orbe is Nestlé’s leading competence center for the design, development and deployment of Nestlé systems, offering expertise in machines, packaging, and products for in-home and out-of-home.
To complete our Machine Competence department, we are looking for a Senior R&D Specialist for B2B Beverage Machines.Demonstrating a deep understanding of beverage dispensing systems and products,your main responsibilities will be to drive the development, innovation and renovation of beverage systems & components from discovery through all stages of development up to successful deployment. You will also provide a strong scientific & technical guidance to your project team members and project lead to deliver innovative and competitive products in your field of activity in response to business and consumer needs. Ensuring all financial, key project timelines are updated, delivered as committed. Accurate risk assessment and management will challenge you also in this position.
Develop and deploy innovative B to B Beverage systems within defined quality at defined competitive time and cost
Responsible for Development & Industrialization at Manufacturer of Key components (pomp, valves boiler, R&G grinder and brewer, fresh milk foaming), follow-up of system launch
Ensure and take personal accountability for quality by design and system safety by applying best practices across the value chain.
Cooperate with the other development teams i.e. product integration specialists / packaging specialists while ensuring validation and release.
Lead and manage knowledge building, project activities ensuring a proactive participation applying developed engineering skills.
Master stakeholders management and present results/methods in written and oral form to steering committees inside and outside of STC
Ensure technical assistance and mastership during the ramp-up of the factories at Original Equipment Masters, organization and co-ordination of life cycle test, root cause analysis, proposal and implementation of corrective actions with 3rd parties.
Lead, facilitate and coach within the project team, and enhance the interaction and collaboration between the various specialists (internal and external), across R&D Units, QA & Operations, Business Units and with external Development / Engineering Partners
Education and experience
- Engineering education (MSc or PhD in mechanical, microtechnical, electrical or other engineering degrees)
- 10+ years of R&D work experience in product development and industrialization preferably in mass produced consumer goods : Out of Home, Horeca, household appliance or medical devices
- Minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience in competitive and complex environment – Certification with proven track record is a given.
Deep understanding of quality management systems in development and manufacturing in the industry.
Deep expertise in mass production method and assembly process
Proven communication skills (confidence and conviction in presenting to steering committees), strong coordination skills
Result oriented, ability to work with self-motivation, to lead and support a team
Excellence command of English
French is a plus
Show us that you have strong networking and communication skills we are looking for. Your ability to lead teams and your passion on market and customer trends will set you apart among the other candidates. If you can see yourself making the difference in this position of Senior R&D Specialist for B2B Beverage Machines, please apply in Englishon our internal career portal.
The Nestlé Group is the World’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company with 88,8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2015, more than 335,000 employees worldwide,436 factories, 34 Product Technology centres and R&D centres worldwide in more than 85 countries. We offer an attractive and dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development, reflecting our conviction that people are our most important asset. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com.