NRC Gut Ecosystem Expert Network Leader
“I’m convinced that nutrition can play a bigger role in addressing medical conditions and I want to be part of creating such nutritional solutions”
Nestec S.A. - Nestlé Research Center, Undefined period of time, act. Rate 100%
Over the last 5 years, the 600-staff NRC has published around 1000 scientific publications in peer review journals and files about 80 patents every year. The NRC also has around 100 research collaborations with universities or research institutes around the world. The NRC devotes itself to 5 main research programs: food safety and integrity, first 1000 days and healthy kids, healthy ageing, healthy pleasure and sustainable nutrition. The NRC plays an important role in providing the science behind healthier products, and how food impacts on the host (learn more about the NRC at www.research.nestle.com).
Lausanne is home to the 2 strongholds of Nestlé’s fundamental research: the Nestlé Research Center (NRC) and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) that investigate the complex interactions between nutrition, health and wellness.
As Gut Ecosystem Expert Network Leader, you will lead a network of NRC R&D specialists and experts in the host-microbe ecosystem, including experts in microbiota, intestinal barrier, gut physiology and immunology. You will develop the network strategy in alignment with consumer business needs. You will develop people’s scientific competences in alignment with the Science and Technology (S&T) strategy. You will lead the implementation of this strategy as defined in the roadmaps across businesses and will feed the long term product renovation pipeline with innovative ideas/projects. You will also ensure guardianship and dissemination of knowledge in line with the latest innovations in academia and industry, and will integrate the different competences within the network to maximize synergies, impact and contribution. In this function you will evaluate external opportunities to create a dynamic research program.
Translate business needs into Nutrition and Health research priorities and initiate projects
Ensure/Allocate adequate resources, competence levels and priority settings to meet agreed objectives
Establish a solid external network to allow building and/or insourcing knowledge and technologies
Build a solid internal network with relevant S&T managers and other Expert Networks/Communities to ensure strategic alignment across the organization
Leverage network scientific and technical knowledge across R&D to support innovation/renovation projects
Be the contact point within Nestlé for all issues related to the Nestlé Science & Technology area owned by the network
Ensure scientific and technical knowledge is shared and leveraged across R&D and SBU (e.g. through e-learnings, trainings, workshops, events, or meetings)
Education and experience
Recognized expertise (and PhD) in a field that falls within the Science & Technology area of the Network
Proven experience in developing and executing S&T strategies
Proven experience in leading, coaching and developing people
International experience in R&D / Operations with some experience and/or exposure in business and/or markets would be a plus
Show us that you are a collaborative team-player with the ability to delegate, listen, integrate people and create a team spirit. Your ability to contribute to a climate for innovation/renovation and knowledge sharing contributes to your and our success. Your influencing and negotiation skills are keys elements. Your strong decision making and analytical skills are assets for our company. You have an extended external network that allows us to stay at the forefront of the gut ecosystem area. You are open and flexible, and have excellent written and oral skills in English. If you are interested by this position please apply atwww.nestle.com/jobs
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 and 436 factories 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.