Materials & Technologies Innovation Specialist in an R&D Packaging environment


  • Publication date:

    09 August 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Permanent position

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

Materials & Technologies Innovation Specialist in an R&D Packaging environment

Position Snapshot

Location: Orbe, Switzerland
Company: Nestlé System Technology Center (NSTC)
Act. Rate: Full-Time
Type of contact: Permanent contract
Mechanical and/or Materials Engineer with expertise in packaging converting processes
Experience in or strong interest for packaging for Coffee systems
Affinity and capacity to translate science and technology into consumer benefits and business winning concepts

Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern "smart office" locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

As "Materials & Technologies Innovation Specialist", you will manage innovation, design and development of functional packaging solutions for new Coffee systems, from concept to launch in full alignment with business needs and with Nestlé sustainability requirements. You will build your expertise and apply your knowledge in the field of functional packaging / materials / Filling and Sealing lines. In this position, you will be responsible to ensure project is delivered on time with high quality and within budget while meeting safety, compliance and regulatory aspects.

A Day in the Life of a Materials & Technologies Innovation Specialist

  • Propose new ideas/concepts/activities/methods/optimizations in terms of design, materials and characterization
  • Develop packaging solutions that properly interact with the system and deliver targeted system performance. Evaluate and benchmark the environmental impact of the solutions
  • Lead packaging projects with selected packaging suppliers and conduct trials at Nestlé factories with focus on product quality, on time delivery, line performance and cost efficiency
  • Ensure proper management of internal and external stakeholders, escalate internal and external issues to NSTC and manage budget
  • Ensure competitive edge and support intellectual property management
  • Disseminate best practices and knowledge within the team and with peers by using or developing appropriate training materials

What will make you successful

  • Engineer with expertise in mechanics and/or materials and/or packaging and converting processes (rigid packaging aluminum / plastics)
  • Significant R&D experience as Project Manager
  • Mastership of 6 Sigma methodology is a definitive plus
  • Affinity and capacity to translate science and technology into consumer benefits and business winning concepts
  • Good analytical skills and problem-solving mindset
  • Creative to find solution and ability to think out of the box
  • Good written and oral communication skills (including presentations), strong ability to influence stakeholders
  • Fluency in English, other languages advantageous