Group Leader Perception Physiology

26.02.2020Executive po­si­tion100%

Group Leader Perception Physiology

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and employs approximately 800 people. It consists of five major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Food Safety, Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Nestlé Research uniquely combines fundamental science at the highest level, analytical platforms and strong prototyping capabilities to accelerate the translation of science into innovation. Nestlé Research published around 1,000 scientific publications in peer review journals over the last five years, and files about 80 patents every year. Nestlé Research collaborates with approximately 100 universities or research institutes around the world. Learn more about Nestlé Research at

Position Snapshot

Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland

Permanent contract

Full time

PhD Degree in Food Science or equivalent

Minimum 6-7 years of experience in the Science & Technology area internally or externally

Position Summary

As a Group Leader Perception Physiology, you will lead the NR "Perception Physiology" group. You will build science strategy and drive innovation in the field of perception physiology & sensory science and will develop talents in the field.

A day in the life of a Group Leader Perception Physiology

  • Drive innovation and competence strategy to contribute to new product offerings
  • Build and develop key competencies and resources. Attract, Retain and Develop people to ensure sustainability and availability of resources
  • Support key internal projects - manage resources, provide strategic and scientific guidance
  • Work with internal key stakeholders to prioritize resources and joint project objectives related to Perception Physiology
  • Build strong external network in the field
  • Ensure optimal use / sharing of available know-how (knowledge management)
  • Establish close relationships to support the factories/markets/businesses
What will make you successful

  • PhD Degree in Food Science or equivalent
  • Recognised expertise in the field of Perception Physiology and proven experience in translating academic experience into business context
  • Minimum 6-7 years of experience in the Science & Technology area internally or externally (e.g. academic positions), with some experience and/or exposure in R&D Centers / missions / major projects / markets / operations
  • Strong people management skills
  • Experience in food industry organization is an asset
  • Experience in managing and driving complex projects
  • Experience in building & managing relationship with key internal & external stakeholders including on senior level
  • Experience in participating in international working groups, dealing with government representatives and NGOs, KOL, etc. (whenever relevant)

The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 91.4 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2018. It is present in 190 countries around the world, has 413 factories and its 308,000 employees are committed to Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

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Executive po­si­tion, 100%
Avenue Nestlé 55 1800 Vevey


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