Global Program Leader
vor 6 Tg.

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Job Description - (18000426)

Job Number : 18000426)


Nestlé Skin Health’s is a global leader focused on enhancing the quality of life by delivering science-based solutions for the health of skin, hair and nails.

As one of the category’s leading companies, Nestlé Skin Health conducts ground breaking product research to provide both the healthcare community and the consumer with an ongoing progression of innovative technologies and products to protect, serve and enhance skin health.

Nestlé Skin Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé.

For our Strategic Innovation Group Consumer Care based in Entre deux Villes, Switzerland, we are currently looking for a :

Global Program Leader

In this challenging and dynamic role, you will be part of the Global Program Management team and will report to the Global Head of Development.

Your scope will be in the Skin Care Brand and your main missions will be to :

  • Drive Innovation / Renovation Projects within the Brand including Project management & key innovation projects;
  • Support Brand Head to define strategy and prioritization to build short, mid and long term innovation plan within budget and resources;
  • Ensure alignment and coordination with scientific and technical functions within Brand Committee and other main stakeholders of the business;
  • Bring program recommendations to the relevant board in alignment with Brand Head for project start, gate changes, mitigation plans and other critical business decisions;
  • In addition, take direct line management responsibility of one to several dedicated Project Leaders.
  • Further duties & responsibilities include :

  • Deliver product(s) / process(es) / system(s) / solution(s) with defined quality at defined time and cost;
  • Contribute to the future commercial success of the business by considering the whole picture of the project, and by considering NHW and CSV strategies;
  • Effectively control scope changes through proactive and open communication with stakeholders;
  • Drive development of Innovation Strategy, Platforms & Concepts;
  • Constructively challenges tactical approaches / operational strategies established by the project team to optimize the plan;
  • Ensure that IP assets of the project are developed, managed and protected;
  • Ensure forward thinking insights are developed and utilized in idea & innovation generation and development;
  • Ability to identify & propose appropriate resource levels (people, funding, capacity, etc.) based on relative project importance and complexity;
  • In a matrix like organisation : Ensure adequate resources and competence levels, manages the resources (including budget) allocated to the project;
  • In a project organisation : Manage fully the project team. Manage Project Leaders / senior specialists being responsible for smaller projects / subprojects;
  • Direct line management : Coach direct line reportees in their projects and ensure a continuous career development;
  • Facilitate and coach within the project team and enhance the interaction and collaboration between the various experts (international) other Nestlé unit (e.
  • g. NRC) and with external partners;
  • Contribute to training Project Leaders and Project team (where appropriate, e.g. Innovation process);
  • Create synergies through effective networking with all relevant R&D Units, business partners, markets, Head Office, external partners (Open Innovation);
  • Manage among stakeholders, negotiate with CC SIG decision makers and business partners internally and externally;
  • Create a dynamic, entrepreneurial and externally-facing team focused on the successful delivery of the project objectives.
  • Collaborate with multi-functional resources in the delivery of specific innovation projects;
  • Seek and apply best practices in ways of working (processes, data analysis and decision-making in the project team). Collaborate with Peers to identify and embed these.
  • Requested Education & Experience :

  • PhD, Life Sciences or equivalent;
  • Full Proficiency in English;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in R&D, Operations and / or Corporate Functions;
  • Proven FMCG experience or similar experience in cosmetic industry;
  • Minimum 5 years project management experience;
  • Successfully led a small- to medium-sized group of people and has developed people as project manager or team leader / group manager;
  • Worked a matrix like structure in an functionally structured environment;
  • Demonstrated the courage and ability to take decisions and solve problems;
  • Proven communication skills (presents confidently and convincingly to steering committees;
  • Has experience in the Nestlé Skin Health Innovation process or similar.
  • Other Qualities :

  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility for own projects / tasks;
  • Results orientated with a hands-on, can-do attitude;
  • Positivity, Flexibility and adaptability with Agile thinking;
  • Ability to manage stress and dynamic environmental changes;
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and conditional problem solving;
  • Entrepreneurial mind set (creative thinking and innovation);
  • Must display a strong work ethic.
  • More details on behavioral, functional and technical competencies will be provided upon application.
  • Job Posting

    Aug 29, 2018, 12 : 39 : 21 PM

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