Nutrition Science & Physiology Manager GITEC

Function:
Other
Role:
Any
Employment Type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full Time
Region:
Europe
Area:
Belgium
Salary:
Competitive
Posted:
29-Nov-19
Recruiter:
AB InBev
Job Ref:
19011226

GITEC is AB InBev's Global Research & Development Center at AB InBev's Global Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. A diverse team of more than 120 scientists and specialists, pulling from more than 20 nationalities, work diligently to achieve GITEC's Dream: Shaping the future together! GITEC's scientists collaborate with multiple partners across the globe to tap relevant expertise and help AB InBev deliver innovative technologies and solutions to consumers.

We dream big. We look to the future, not the past. We hire people that can be better than ourselves.

The opportunity is here, make it yours!

Nutrition Science & Physiology Manager

Reporting to Sensory & Consumer Science Director

Location: Global Innovation & Technology Center - Leuven, Belgium

Purpose of the Job:

- Create and Lead PMO in the field of Nutrition, Human Physiology & Microbiome to build strong consumer centric Health & Wellness propositions.

- Curate Consumer & Product trends and identify most promising reason to believe in the space of Health & Wellness beverages.

- Lead relevant competitive intelligence program, tracking competitor claims and nutrition properties, to identify competitive threat and white spaces for innovation opportunities. Keep up to date with other industries launches and strategy (Food, Beverage, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals...).

- Design and lead learning plans related to Health & Wellness to guide technical and commercial platforms to deliver successful innovation in 6 geographical Zones (North America, Middle America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific). Engage with consumers to turn ideas into concepts and into products using state-of-the-art consumer research techniques and measure consumer trade-offs to build relevant nutrition opportunities that differentiate AB InBev from the competitive landscape.

- Ensure the correct translation of science publication, functional researches and consumer insights into technical brief for new products that will drive top-line revenue growth

- Leverage you deep understanding of human physiology and nutrition as well as consumer trends to partner with Science and Regulatory affair as well as Global and Zones product development teams to design successful and competitive functional beverages.

- Build & leverage external network in the field of nutrition, physiology, clinical in vivo/ in vitro studies and functional research, including other industries, research institutes and universities to ensure a continuous flow of ideas to feed our innovation pipeline.

- Build a Nutrition & Physiology strategy and related KPI to prioritize most valuable initiatives. Establish internal Nutrition network. Partner with zones Nutritionists, SRA and H&W Product Designers, Marketing, Lgal, Consumer insights and Business unit leaders to market your findings. Together, you create healthier products and make it known.

- Define and Roll out Nutrition and Physiology best Practices. Guide and train ZITEC & Zone Nutritionist. Supervise and influence external PhD and Post docs related to Nutrition & Physiology.

Business Environment

- Initiatives are highly complex (multidisciplinary, multi-functional, technological, multi-country) and global in scope to meet current and future business demands within agreed schedules and budget.

- Agile & collaborative way of working

- Management of trainees, specialists, agencies and consultants

- Target-oriented environment in which priorities, project scope and time schedules will be set and adjusted in order to meet often challenging business demands.

- Travel is required


GITEC is AB InBev's Global Research & Development Center at AB InBev's Global Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. A diverse team of more than 120 scientists and specialists, pulling from more than 20 nationalities, work diligently to achieve GITEC's Dream: Shaping the future together! GITEC's scientists collaborate with multiple partners across the globe to tap relevant expertise and help AB InBev deliver innovative technologies and solutions to consumers.

We dream big. We look to the future, not the past. We hire people that can be better than ourselves.

The opportunity is here, make it yours!

Nutrition Science & Physiology Manager

Reporting to Sensory & Consumer Science Director

Location: Global Innovation & Technology Center - Leuven, Belgium

Purpose of the Job:

- Create and Lead PMO in the field of Nutrition, Human Physiology & Microbiome to build strong consumer centric Health & Wellness propositions.

- Curate Consumer & Product trends and identify most promising reason to believe in the space of Health & Wellness beverages.

- Lead relevant competitive intelligence program, tracking competitor claims and nutrition properties, to identify competitive threat and white spaces for innovation opportunities. Keep up to date with other industries launches and strategy (Food, Beverage, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals...).

- Design and lead learning plans related to Health & Wellness to guide technical and commercial platforms to deliver successful innovation in 6 geographical Zones (North America, Middle America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific). Engage with consumers to turn ideas into concepts and into products using state-of-the-art consumer research techniques and measure consumer trade-offs to build relevant nutrition opportunities that differentiate AB InBev from the competitive landscape.

- Ensure the correct translation of science publication, functional researches and consumer insights into technical brief for new products that will drive top-line revenue growth

- Leverage you deep understanding of human physiology and nutrition as well as consumer trends to partner with Science and Regulatory affair as well as Global and Zones product development teams to design successful and competitive functional beverages.

- Build & leverage external network in the field of nutrition, physiology, clinical in vivo/ in vitro studies and functional research, including other industries, research institutes and universities to ensure a continuous flow of ideas to feed our innovation pipeline.

- Build a Nutrition & Physiology strategy and related KPI to prioritize most valuable initiatives. Establish internal Nutrition network. Partner with zones Nutritionists, SRA and H&W Product Designers, Marketing, Lgal, Consumer insights and Business unit leaders to market your findings. Together, you create healthier products and make it known.

- Define and Roll out Nutrition and Physiology best Practices. Guide and train ZITEC & Zone Nutritionist. Supervise and influence external PhD and Post docs related to Nutrition & Physiology.

Business Environment

- Initiatives are highly complex (multidisciplinary, multi-functional, technological, multi-country) and global in scope to meet current and future business demands within agreed schedules and budget.

- Agile & collaborative way of working

- Management of trainees, specialists, agencies and consultants

- Target-oriented environment in which priorities, project scope and time schedules will be set and adjusted in order to meet often challenging business demands.

- Travel is required

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