Engineering Specialist for Coffee Machines


  • Publication date:

    08 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

Engineering Specialist for Coffee Machines

Position Snapshot

Location: Romont, Switzerland
Company: Nespresso HQ
Act. Rate: Full-Time - 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
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

We are the Nestlé Nespresso SA Company and are proud to be one of the fastest growing operating unit of Nestlé. Our passionate, entrepreneurial-minded team has transformed Nespresso into the reference in portioned coffee and one of the world's most trusted brands. Our growth comes from our commitment to research and development in order to pioneer and be the reference in the portioned coffee sector to provide the very highest quality coffees that could be enjoyed in the comfort of consumers' own homes and also savored at out-of-home locations, such as restaurants, hotels, offices and luxury retail businesses. We guarantee quality by taking a careful, thoughtful approach in how we source our ingredients, produce and market our premium coffee products. With corporate headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, Nespresso is present in over 60 countries and counts over 12,000 employees worldwide. To learn more visit

Position Summary

As an Engineering Specialist for Coffee Machines, you will lead multiple projects on coffee machines. In this position, you will own the complete product life cycle for all relevant technical changes to sustain production ambition, drive change management initiatives on coffee machines already in the market and manage transversal changes for machines.

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 an Engineering Specialist for Coffee Machines

  • Own product life cycle for all technical changes relevant to sustain production ambition (On-Quality / Cost / Time)
  • Drive change management initiatives on coffee machines already in the market. Focus on key projects linked to machine packaging and user manuals, direct sourcing model, market expansions, new Machine Partner introduction or Machine Partner changes
  • Animate the Machine ranges upon Commercial / Marketing requests
  • Manage transversal changes for machines to maximize volumes, minimize costs and reduce CO2 emission
  • Coordinate OEMs/Developers and Tiers two suppliers' activities and monitors engineering validation for the manufacturing site on-time, on-cost, on-quality

What will make you successful

  • Bachelor or Master's degree preferably in Mechanic, Fluidic or Electronic engineering
  • 3-5 years of relevant engineering experience (processes and technologies) ideally in coffee machines or in mass produced consumer goods/household appliances
  • Solid experience in end-to-end cross-functional project management (Factory/Supply Chain/HQ) and ability to lead end-to-end Root Cause investigation
  • Excellent communication skills in English, French is a plus
  • Negotiation & Persuasion skills are key asset
  • Experience in dealing with co-manufacturers & Suppliers as well as internal stakeholders at all levels