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R&D Hazelnuts Lab Specialist

Job Location: ​Alba​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

Increase the knowledge on raw materials in order to develop the quality on semifinished and finished products thanks to internal and external data.
Support & managing R&D projects linked to raw materials.
Improve the specifications according to Ferrero standard, pre-requisites and regulatory standard.
Guarantee analysis and studies about all raw materials through experimental testing.
This role requires a balance between scientific rigor and the ability to provide agile solutions to meet business/product developer’s needs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Increase the knowledge on raw materials in order to develop the quality on semifinished and finished products thanks to internal and external data.
  • Carry out laboratory analyzes with a structured working group;
  • Collaborate with the internal working group and stakeholders for constant raw material improving;
  • Critical analysis of the results to highlight quality performance of raw materials;
  • Drive processing instructions and procedures based on raw materials quality performance;
  • Support & managing R&D projects linked to raw materials;
  • Draft documentation and track them in company databases;
  • Define and update the technical documentation of RMs to be used for internal purposes;
  • Supports the process of RMs provision to have the availability of all necessary materials to do the trial defined and required.

Who we are looking for:

  • Master’s degree in Agri-food science and technology related major;
  • max 2 years of experience is required;
  • Basic of Project management and statistical analysis for scientific research activities;
  • Knowledgeable about quality and food safety standards;
  • Problem-solving skills focus leading to a continuous improvement;
  • Ability to work independently and with others in an interdisciplinary focused environment;
  • Solid organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a proactive and timely manner;
  • Ability to generate positive relationships in a team environment;
  • Good communication skills, including strong writing and presentation skills;
  • Maximum availability for travelling.
  • Languages: fluent in Italian & English.
  • IT Skills: MS Office - Statistical software (basic of R preferred)

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Strong analytical mind, attention to details on one hand, and ability to cooperate with employees at all levels and great organisational skills on the other, would be key to success.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organisation dimension, so you should have the ability to work independently, as a part of the team and build good relations with stakeholders at all levels.  Being flexible and dealing with a dynamic working environment as well as the ability to embed new knowledge and skills in existing competencies will definitely help you to become high performer here. 

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