Nestle Quality Specialist in United States

Nestl Health Science (NHSc) is a company on a mission and on the move, motivated by the opportunity to forge a major therapeutic role for nutrition in the management of health and establish a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals. The two elements of the equation are simple; societies are ageing and age and lifestyle related diseases are spiraling. Needs are growing for safe, effective and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, scientific understanding of health, disease and the potential of nutrition as an integral part of managing health and disease is growing.

Nestl Health Science , a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestl Group, was created in 2011 to be a leader in these developments and make things happen. We have over 3,000 employees around the world with a wide mix of capabilities from bio-medical engineers from bio-medical engineers to regulatory specialists, medical delegates (sales force) and health economic experts that reflect our dynamism and intent to create innovative products.

Position Summary :

The NPTC Quality Specialist is responsible for the full compliance with NQMS/FSMS (Nestle internal Quality standards) and Quality-related ISO certificates (ISO 22000), controls documents (Technical Document Administrator), co-ordinates support for product development in Quality- and Safety by Design, including HACCP studies.

Key Responsibilities

- Ensures the implementation of the Nestl Continuous Excellence program in the quest for zero defect, including root cause analysis after incidents (or near misses) and DMAIC.

- Ensures compliance with the Nestl Quality Management System requirements and other applicable instructions and standards.

- Provides training to all functions which need to have an insight into quality and safety, and which need to implement quality and safety in their own job deliverables.

- Develops HACCP modules according to processing capabilities at pilot plant and supports projects in developing HACCP including support to factories for implementation

- Prepares and leads audits by Nestle internal auditors and external bodies (ISO, FDA etc.).

- Participates (or co-ordinates participation) in audits of suppliers of new materials, co-manufacturers etc.

Provides assistance to Quality functions in markets and factories


Experience and Education Requirements

Demonstrated and proven knowledge of HACCP requirements

Demonstrated prior work experience with Quality objectives & programs

Experience with performing quality audits

Prior work experience in successfully implementing quality assurance programs

Prior experience in the development and presentation to groups on compliance and audit issues

BS/BA Food Technology and or Science, Nutrition

Preferred Skills and Educational Requirements

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

Prior quality & food safety training execution in a food product development environment

Prior quality oriented in a Pilot Plant environment

MS/Food Science and or related discipline

In addition to the above , you have to demonstrate your ability to work constructively with everyone who contributes; to be open to fresh ideas and leverage diversity of backgrounds and experiences; and to act with integrity. You also have to demonstrate your ability to focus on what matters and make choices; to deliver against clear, actionable and measurable priorities, and to work with a lean and nimble mindset. Finally, you will have to demonstrate your ability to challenge the status quo and to help us change the way people view nutritional therapies in health management, with a can-do attitude and passion.

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Category: Quality Assurance, Nestle Health Science, Food Safety