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Operations Startup Specialist

Company: Nestl
Location: Anderson
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestl is the place for you. Nestl USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestl's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

The Operations Startup Specialist is responsible for planning of the Operational side of an investment project ensuring a design for manufacturing excellence (free of waste) and lead the execution (from investment project charter until vertical start-up) by managing a cross-functional team whose objective is to ensure smooth ramp up production meeting the target cost and launch date.Plan, prepare and coordinate Operational Preparation, pre-commissioning/commissioning/start-up activities leading to project completion. Develop and ensure adherence to a detailed commissioning schedule and plan, covering all aspects of pre-commissioning and start-up phases through to handover.


Before starting the project design phase:

  • Define the project scope, success criteria, and milestone deliverables that support business objectives in collaboration with Product experts, AG, factory and market stakeholders.
  • Build the investment project charter
  • Engage factory team in develop synergies between the project and the factory NCE journey.During project design phase:
    • Execute the basic and detailed design of the project based on Nestl Corporate Business Principles, Nestl standards, local regulations, the defined User Requirements Specifications and the TPM characteristics of a unit operation (safety, quality, affordability, maintainability, operability, and reliability). Ensure by design the workers, and operators, safety during both the construction and the ongoing operation of the plant.
    • Lead Current Operations Assessment and Change Impact Assessment activity to revise potential barriers that could place the project on risk. Lead the Development of an Operation Start-up Plan to coordinate the operational preparation (People, Materials, Methods)During the project implementation phase:
      • Lead the team and coordinate the contribution of all stakeholders to ensure the project implemented in accordance with the defined timing, cost and quality, the required corporate and category standards (i.e., Material and Packing Specs, Analytical methods, TPM Standards, etc.) and the characteristics of a unit operation
      • Manage the required interactions outside of Nestl to ensure that the product/process permits, and licenses are readyDuring the start-up phase of the project:
        • Lead the team and coordinate the contribution of all stakeholders to ensure the project charter and a vertical start-up are fulfilled, meeting the project scope, manufacturing excellence criterion and required production volumes.Complete a smooth handover to operations after the qualification and verification of the installation.
        • Support the preparation and distribution of the project documentation, including the Manufacturing Dossier and TPM readiness assessment for the lines.During the whole project life:
          • Be the Manufacturing project team leader through integrating, motivating, coaching, developing, managing, and evaluating team members and being their support and liaison with the steering committee and all the project's stakeholders. Keep the End-to-End Project Manager informed


            • BS/ BA Degree Preferred
            • 4 years in successful Production leadership, as Production manager or line supervisor
            • Manufacturing Projects (e.g., Product specialist, Process engineer, Application group...)
            • Knowledge of the requirements for a good capex submission and the available tool based on available online trainings and workshops.
            • Effective communication at different levels of the organization (Business, Management, R&D, etc.)
            • People development and management tools (including PDP, coaching, competences training, career and succession planning, recruitment, and development)224290

              It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

              To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

              The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

              This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestl, Anderson , Operations Startup Specialist, Other , Anderson, Indiana

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