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Nestle R&D Project Manager for Infant Nutrition in Konolfingen, Switzerland


Position Snapshot

Location: Konolfingen, Switzerland

Company: Nestlé Product & Technology Center (NPTC) Nutrition

Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%

Type of contract: Permanent contract

What we offer at Nestlé

Flexible work policies in terms of core hours and working from home. Please talk to us during the recruitment process about what flexibility could look like for you!

Genuine opportunities for career and personal development

Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces

Dynamic international working environment

Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

At Nestlé Nutrition, our mission is to nurture a Healthier Generation. We aim to achieve this by leading the way in Research and Development of science proven nutrition solutions and by partnering with parents and healthcare professionals around the world. From pre-conception to adulthood, we are widening our reach and opening up new opportunities across the lifelong nutrition journey.

As a R&D Project Manager, you will manage medium-sized R&D projects with high business impact, aligning with Nestlé Continuous Excellence and Nestlé Health and Wellness initiatives, as well as collaborate with other functions to achieve project objectives.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

A Day in the Life of a R&D Project Manager

  • Deliver product(s)/process(es)/system(s)/solution(s) with defined quality, time, and cost parameters.

  • Consider NHW and CSV strategies for future commercial success.

  • Proactively communicate and control scope changes with stakeholders.

  • Ensure adequate resources and manage project budget.

  • Manage the project team effectively.

  • Facilitate collaboration within the project team.

  • Network with relevant R&D Units, business partners, and external partners.

  • Engage stakeholders and provide recommendations for decision-making.

What will make you successful

  • Minimum 7-10 years of R&D experience, including at least 1 year in Operation and/or Corporate Functions.

  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience.

  • Experience in the Infant Nutrition Category would be a strong advantage.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills within cross-functional teams.

  • Experience in a matrix-like structure within a functionally structured environment.

  • Proven problem-solving abilities.

  • Strong communication skills, including presenting confidently to steering committees.

  • Familiarity with the entire innovation process and requirements, from ideation to launch.

  • Experience in the briefing and project budgeting process.

At Nestlé Research and Development in Konolfingen near Bern / Switzerland, we develop for Nestlé worldwide, new products, processes and packaging concepts for a broad range of products of our Nutrition, Dairy, Health Science and Coffee businesses. In addition, we also provide technical assistance to our factories.