Engineering and R&D

As the world’s leading food and beverages company, we have an enormous number of projects at any one time for exceptional mechanical, chemical or industrial engineers, food technologists. Here are some of the areas you could deepen your engineering or technical expertise – either locally or internationally.

Nestlé Product Technology Centers (PTCs)

As the name suggests, our PTCs provide technical development expertise for our product, manufacturing and packaging processes. Each PTC is aligned with a particular Nestlé business and provides expertise for designated product categories. As such, it becomes a global hub for that kind of product and process development. For instance, in Switzerland we provide worldwide technological know-how on coffee, beverages, cereals, dairy and nutritional products.

Nestlé Application Groups

Attached to individual Nestlé factories, our Application Groups make sure that our products reflect local tastes. They also work closely with the PTCs to test scientific applications. If you’re thinking about where best to continue your technical career, a Nestlé Application Group could be the answer. You’ll gain broad exposure to a range of categories, learning about everything from petcare with Purina, and coffee with Nespresso or Nescafé to chocolate with KitKat.

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Performance Acceleration Team

With five plus years’ engineering experience, you’ll join a special team of more than 40 people from different nationalities. In essence, you’ll be an internal consultant. You’ll work with our factories to help them improve their operational performance, develop their capabilities and share best practices. It’s the perfect environment to improve your leadership and technical skills while working on projects around the world from creation to implementation.

Operations Strategies Unit

This team focuses on high impact projects in Industrial Strategies, Competitive Analysis and Value Creation Assessment.  As a part of it, you’ll directly support senior management – the unit’s key internal customer – by contributing to projects that span financial analysis and simulation, business and operations assessment as well as technological deployment.

Innovation Acceleration Team

This team focuses on accelerating multi-market deployment of key innovations and the exploration of complex R&D projects into business opportunities. With at least 5 years of experience in project management, a good understanding of the whole value chain and global mobility (up to 70% travel), you will assume a Project Leader role. You’ll have full responsibility for the project performance, managing cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders, ensuring effective and proactive cooperation. You will have the opportunity to work in various markets and product categories and develop your skills in managing complexity, synthesizing consumer insights, and validating business opportunities. In this role you are expected to be a strong team player, inspiring and collaborative, demonstrating a fact-based structured approach with high sense of urgency.