The Innovation Acceleration Team (IAT) of our International HQ in Vevey (Switzerland) is currently looking for a: IAT Project Leader.
Main Purpose of Job:
Accelerate multi-market deployment of key innovation projects and accelerate exploration phase of complex R&D projects into business opportunities.
Manage cross-functional teams comprised of Business and Operational Center functions, local markets and R&D.
The Project Leader has full responsibility for the performance of the project end-to-end and is expected to manage the respective stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and proactive cooperation
Responsible for effectively managing the project following the project management principles (briefing, scoping, timelines, stream results, steering committee updates, stakeholder management, etc)
Catalyst for innovation, constantly challenges assumptions and ensures the application of best in class innovation processes, bridging technical, commercial and expert functions
Engages the most appropriate resources from all functions and leverages the unique potential of Nestl้ R&D
Able to bring clarity to complex situations, synthesis consumer insights, technical capabilities, business models and creating shared value to create breakthrough innovation
Supports the Project Team Leader in the training and integration of new IAT team members and in projects staffing, when required
People oriented, strong team player, inspiring and collaborative
Fact based, structured, gets things done with an accelerated approach and a sense of urgency
Innovative, curious and entrepreneurial, having the ability to think in the big picture, while maintaining high attention to detail
Is open to change, proactive, constantly challenging and ambitious
Ambassador of the Nestl้ Leadership and Management principles
Understands, constantly applies and further develops the IAT values