Innovation Acceleration Project Leader
Vevey, Switzerland
vor 50 Min.

Position Snapshot

Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

Location : Vevey, Switzerland

Permanent contract, 100% act. rate

Project Management Experience

International career in the leading nutrition, health and wellness company

Assessment Day planned for end of October 2020

Position Summary

This is a unique opportunity to join the Nestlé Innovation Acceleration Team based in the Nestlé Headquarters in Vevev. Our mission is to deliver incremental growth through big Innovations by :

  • Identifying & Defining Innovation Opportunities
  • Accelerating innovation deployment across Nestlé Markets
  • As Innovation Acceleration Project Leader, you will lead high impact innovation projects, sponsored by Nestlé’s top management.

    Your projects will give you an opportunity to travel across geographies, to understand different functions and categories.

    You will benefit from intense training, applying advanced innovation tools & approaches. Additionally, you will have a unique exposure to senior leadership at Nestlé!

    A day in the life of an Innovation Acceleration Project Leader

  • Lead Innovation projects for major Nestlé strategic initiatives : Contribute to the future commercial success of businesses by creating the best innovation ideas and laying out the requirements for a successful launch
  • Accelerate innovation deployment across Nestlé Markets by applying best in class approaches
  • Ensure effective cross-functional team work from idea-to-launch with all relevant Business partners, Markets, R&D Units, Operations and external partners (Open Innovation)
  • Speed up decision making by bringing the relevant facts timely
  • What will make you successful

  • 5+ years track record in Innovation, Marketing / Sales, R&D / Operations or Strategy Consulting with a strong business acumen
  • Master degree or equivalent (MBA preferred)
  • Experience in Project Management and multi-functional team leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders with tight project deadlines while delivering comprehensive and thorough analysis
  • Proven and effective communication skills to present confidently and convincingly in steering committees
  • Empathy, Integrity, Curiosity and a desire to make an impact as core values along with flexibility, drive & courage
  • International experience & mobility a must (up to 30% travel required)
  • Fluent in English, any other language would be a plus
  • We are Nestlé, 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.

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