R&D Specialist

Nestle Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP991-549

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Location: Dubai, UAE
Company: Al Maha Factory

Position Summary

Support the factory and marketing in terms of projects and initiatives related to product, processes and technologies while ensuring compliance with both Nestle policies, procedures and legislative requirements.

A day in the life of:

New Product Development:
- Develop new recipes based on project scope, complying with quality / regulatory & costs requirements
- Develop new / alternative raw materials and specifications
- Define manufacturing formula, block diagram and manufacturing conditions and product requirement for packaging
- Conduct factory trials and validates process parameters
- Lead the technical acceptance process as per relevant standards
- Define release norms for the finished product
- Validate shelf life of new product with specified packaging

Product and process mastership:
- Optimize process and recipes with collaboration of relevant stakeholders (i.e. PTC, CTAG, MRM)
- Contributes to cost improvement initiatives (Process and Raw Materials)
- Master the dry mixing technologies as factory subject matter owner and contributes in developing subject matter experts in shop floor

Recipe Management:
- Ensure that recipes database is as per relevant guidelines
- Conduct process audits for compliance to the issued recipes
- Comply with all relevant standards for SAP-RM and recipe system (GREAT)


What will make you successful:
- University Degree in Food Science & Engineering or Food Technology
- Minimum 3 years' experience in product development / application group in Food OR Beverages categories
- Project Management experience
- Proven track record in delivering results by working with cross-functional teams
- Committed to ensure an attitude of absolute intolerance for unsafe situations, in relation to people, product and environment
- Adapted communication to all levels of management and experts
- Excellent networking abilities
- Continuous Improvement though standardization mindset
- Transfer knowledge - coach and train others
- Ability to work in teams as well as work alone
- University Degree in Food Science & Engineering OR Food Technology
- Minimum 3 years' experience in product development / application group in food or beverages categories

We are Nestle, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more?

About the Company

Nestle with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestle and is today the world's biggest food and beverage company. Sales for 2006 were CHF 98.5 bn, with a net profit of CHF 9 bn. We employ around 265,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world.

The Company's strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. Nestle's existing products grow through innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in geographic activities and product lines. Long-term potential is never sacrificed for short-term performance. The Company's priority is to bring the best and most relevant products to people, wherever they are, whatever their needs, throughout their lives.

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