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Nutritionist for Danone Africa


Date: 2 mai 2019

Situation géographique: Palaiseau, FR

Entreprise: DANONE

Are you looking to work for an engaged company to provide better health through food to as many people as possible and enter the movement for # ONE PLANET, ONE HEALTH

  Ready to take part in an inspiring mission to offer your expertise and energy to develop healthy products that allow great experiences to our consumers in Africa?

You are looking for a transversal and open international role linked to several departments?

Become our Health and Nutrition Manager Africa

to be part of our ambitious Innovation agenda for a 9 month contract


The job is located in Palaiseau in the Worldwide R&I Center which is the heart of Research and innovation in Danone (R&I). The center is a mix of analytical laboratories, pilot plants, packaging, formulation and life science teams at the edge of sciences and technologies for our Africa, Waters and Dairy & Plant Based businesses.


Your accountabilities: 

  • Ensure that the nutrition roadmap is delivered in time and quality, including data analyses from Dietary intake studies on-going in specific countries.
  • Co-build a Health & Nutrition strategy relevant for African kids, based on in-depth and up-dated knowledge of kid nutritional needs, growth and cognitive development at different ages.
  • Lead and animate the nutritional positioning of the product portfolio.
  • Lead the Danone Nutrition commitment (NutriPride) roadmap for Africa and support to local implementation & monitoring of the outcomes in each CBU.
  • Training of Danoners based in Africa on health and nutrition: drive both R&I and Brand specific science and nutrition credibility to all internal stakeholders through tailored trainings.
  • Animation of the African nutrition network.



Your assets:

•   PhD in either Nutrition ideally with a transversal expertise (infant nutrition, dairy…) or Human Physiology related to kid growth & metabolism

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in project management & a real Business oriented mindset
  • Autonomy, pro-activity and leadership skills (internship management)
  • Ability to manage complex and sensitive situations with conflicting issues, with different stakeholders
  • Very good communication skills to deliver scientific popularization and valorization (teams, Mums, HCPs)
  • Fluent in French & English


This position may require travels in Africa (no more than 15% time)

Danone, "One Planet, One Health" ... why not you?
Danone is a company committed to an inspiring mission: "Bring health through food to as many people as possible". This ambition is concretized by concrete daily commitments around social and environmental issues, with local communities, farmers, our partners ... Come grow with passionate and enthusiastic teams! You will discover an environment that promotes proximity and encourages initiative. Join us to contribute to a meaningful project and lead the food Revolution

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