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Job: IAT Project Leader
Full Time Job
Posted on: May 01, 2012
Deadline: August 01, 2012
Locations: Switzerland
Job Description:
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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.

Key Outputs:

• 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 Nestlé 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

Key Characteristics:

• 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 Nestlé Leadership and Management principles
• Understands, constantly applies and further develops the IAT values
Job qualifications and experience, academic degrees, personal traits...
• Has at least 5 years exposure in Innovation, Marketing, Sales, R&D, Technical, Finance or Consulting and over this period has successfully delivered on KPIs. Has a proven track record in one of the mentioned areas and must have a good understanding of the other areas. Shows a strong understanding of the whole value chain
• Education: Top University degree. MBA or PhD is an advantage
• Leads multi-disciplinary project teams in the matrix organization
• Project management experience
• International experience and internationally mobile (up to 70% travel required)
• Has demonstrated innovative thinking and innovative approaches in challenging situations

If you are interested in this fantastic challenge and motivated to contribute to the success of the n°1 Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, please apply online! job reference: 120001AJ
Name: Anne Cuvet
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