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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 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

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 Nestl้ 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 nฐ1 Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, please apply online! job reference: 120001AJ
Name: Anne Cuvet
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