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Experienced Ingredient Specialist for Pet Food


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Experienced Ingredient Specialist for Pet Food

Experienced Ingredient Specialist for Pet Food

"Constant scientific challenges and close business bonds"

NPPE, Noisiel, France Undefined period of time contract,
act. rate 100%

At Nestlé Purina Petcare, we are passionately committed to enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them. Our dedication to pets, and their owners, directs everything we do, every day, everywhere. Today, Nestlé Purina Petcare is one of the world's leading pet care companies. We offer an attractive and dynamic work environment with a high focus on developing people.

As an Experienced Ingredient Specialist for Pet Food, you main responsibility will be to develop new ingredients and suppliers to support Business needs by providing continuous available ingredients at optimal cost that comply, to Regulations and to Nestle Standards.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with Product Platform & Marketing teams to develop new ingredients to support the Innovation & Renovation pipeline
  • Work with Procurement to develop back-up ingredients and/or alternative suppliers
  • Build coherent material specifications in line with Market reality, focusing on sustainable materials.
  • Ensure that each ingredient used in formulations meets internal and external Food Safety requirements and protects Company image
  • Perform technical audits at supplier sites in collaboration with approved quality auditors
  • Ensure that projected function(s) of ingredients and species comply to the European Regulations
  • Set-up and lead action plans resulting from changes in ingredient Regulations (e.g feed materials and/or additives), to ensure continuous compliance of the products
  • Contribute to formula cost optimization through development of alternative and/or new ingredients/suppliers while maintaining existing relevant product claims
Required Profile
  • Master degree and/or PhD in Food Science/meat science or related discipline
  • Min 3 to 5 years' experience in Operations or in Procurement
  • Min 3 to 5 years' experience in product or ingredient Research & Development and/or product technology or experience in the meat
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Fluent in English
Show us that you have the ability to work in teams as well as work alone. Your capability to adjust your communication style to different audiences and to adapt yourself quickly to new situations will contribute to our and your success. If your profile corresponds to the description, please apply in English at www.nestle.com/jobs.

The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 89,5 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2016. It is present in 191 countries around the world, has 418 factories and its 328,000 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.

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