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Senior Front-End Ideation Specialist - Coffee

Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA
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Orbe

2T

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The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291'000 employees are committed to Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com.

Senior Front-End Ideation Specialist - Coffee

The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291'000 employees are committed to Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com.


Position Snapshot

Nestlé Product Technology Centre Beverage, Orbe, Switzerland
Type of contract: Permanent contract
Activity rate: 100%
Ability to travel 10 - 20%, domestically and internationally

Position Summary

The Nestlé Product Technology Centre (NPTC) in Orbe, is the leading Centre for ideation, creation & renovation of new & existing products & services for beverages consumed in-home and out-of-home. Our mission is to delight the consumer wherever, whenever, however by delivering moments of genuine pleasure and indulgence - to achieve this we are committed to attracting and developing the right people.

Come join us and help create the future of the global coffee category. We are on the lookout for a Senior Front-End Ideation Specialist with a passion for coffee. In this role, you will be responsible for leading recommendation and implementation of relevant business opportunities for the world's biggest coffee brands including NESCAFÉ, Nespresso & STARBUCKS. You will champion step-changes for our brands and fuel the Innovation and Renovation pipelines with products, services, experiences and business models

A day in the life of a Senior Front-End Ideation Specialist
  • Act as an internal consultant and innovation business partner between R&D, Strategic Business Units, Global Markets, and external agencies with strong senior stakeholder management and ownership mindset.
  • Responsible for the end-to-end process of briefing, planning, executing, and facilitating ideation workshops, identifying the most appropriate approach and tools to deliver the defined success criteria.
  • Continuously seek improvement opportunities for our innovation approach, methodologies & tools to create stronger and more compelling consumer-centric concepts
  • Develop and build strategic roadmaps and Innovation & Renovation pipelines, ensuring connection to global brand and technical knowledge across the organization to develop holistic solutions with commercial validity.
  • Understand trends (macro, micro & culinary), consumer motivations and insights, attitudes and habits in order to incorporate into strategic sessions, ideation workshops, and research activities.
  • Partner with consumer insight team to identify, size, and prioritize opportunity areas, creating holistic and consumer-driven solutions.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative consumer research for product design, prototyping development and fine-tuning to final concept validation.
  • Facilitate early concept evaluation for consumer desirability, technical feasibility and financial viability.
  • Act as a translator between the marketing/business and science/technology environments, converting scientific and technical discoveries across R&D into consumer-focused concepts.
  • Connect, exchange and build innovation best practices with internal & external networks.
  • Provide coaching to project teams on the innovation process.
What will make you successful
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 5 years of FMCG marketing or innovation & renovation, and with concept generation expertise.
  • Highly entrepreneurial
  • Strong track record of building internal innovation capabilities and helping to shape a culture of creativity, strategic problem solving, and innovative thinking within an organization
  • Experience in consumer insights with exposure to a variety of consumer testing techniques
  • Professional oral, written, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills with ability to effectively interact with all levels and functions across the organization; both on the commercial and technical side.
  • Strong senior stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to lead teams without direct line management
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong concept writing skills
  • Experience guiding product and packaging design & prototyping
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multitask and manage various day-to-day activities, working to a timeline as well as being able to work on large-scale projects and accommodating fast-track requests
  • Excels in a collaborative global team environment, with the ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional teams. Specific global experience preferred.
  • Ability to travel 10 - 20%, domestically and internationally (in line with prevailing travel governance).

Kontakt
Avenue Nestlé 55 1800 Vevey