Project Manager Agricultural Sciences
Lausanne, Switzerland
vor 4 Tg.

Position Summary

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of five Nestlé Institutes : Material Sciences, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences.

Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. Our Project Management Office in Nestlé Research aims at driving Research and Innovation projects for all Nestlé businesses, categories and zones, bringing exposure, diversity and growth opportunities to our people.

We offer an exciting company mission bringing together science and technology to directly impact the lives of our consumers, a flexible, agile and friendly working environment with a collaborative atmosphere.

In order to complete our Project Management Office, we are looking for a Project Manager dedicated to Agricultural Sciences.

Join our team and use your exceptional project management, agility, leadership and coaching skills as well as your expertise in agricultural sciences to help us deliver on our mission of developing high quality products and systems for our customers and consumers.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many career opportunities in business, project management or deeper expertise, locally regionally and globally.

A day in the life of a Project Manager in Agricultural Sciences

  • Lead complex large-scale agricultural research and Innovation projects with an entrepreneurial mindset and passion for operational excellence;
  • Engage with partners, stakeholders, clients and decision makers : you will plan and lead projects and synchronize cross-functional & multidisciplinary teams embracing details and ambiguity while keeping a general view to reduce complexity and to strive for rapid but informed management decisions
  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization : you will ensure that all relevant stakeholders are regularly apprised of project status, challenges, opportunities and action plans
  • Create alternative scenarios and adapt project plans to ensure project performance in terms of quality, speed, budget, and impact
  • Lead by example : coach other project managers in the field as well as project team members to deliver the highest value
  • What will make you successful

  • At least five years’ experience in the management of progressively complex projects, including the management of large-scale cross-functional & multidisciplinary projects with high business impact
  • M.Sc. in agricultural, environmental, social or related sciences
  • Experience in FMCG industry, in R&D and or Operations / Manufacturing
  • Integrate system innovation as well as Consumer, Customer and Business Opportunity thinking into projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated resilience, agility and ability to solve problems
  • Experience in the management of multi-cultural teams and of external collaborations & partnerships
  • Excellent level of English
  • Project Management certification (e.g. PMP, ITIL, COBIT)
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