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Job Title: Research & Development Manager / Food Technologist

Nature Of Job: Full Time

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Salary: Very Attractive And Negotiable

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

 Job description

 Our client, in the food manufacturing industry is looking to recruit an experienced Research & Development Manager / Food Technologist. This role entails being responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day activities of the R&D Department; primarily product and packaging development, across various product categories.  .

Responsibilities

  • Manage, communicate and reinforce organizational and departmental initiatives to the R&D Department to ensure a consistent message and targeted objectives are achieved.
  • Develop and execute R&D project timelines and deliverables.
  • Creates new prototypes for R&D initiatives, including formulation, raw material sourcing, packaging development and costing.
  • Design and execute experiments to meet project objectives.
  • Work with customers to deliver new products that meet customer needs in a cost-effective manner and with formulations that can be processed in the existing operation.
  • Establish and leverage contacts and connections with existing and potential new customers in the food sectors for commercialization of new products.
  • Monitor marketplace for new trends, products, and/or flavors and competitor products and development activities.
  • Plans, coordinate and execute production tests to successfully meet project objectives.
  • Accurately record, analyze and report data to meet project objectives.
  • Packaging development.
  • Developing product specifications and parameters for all new products (SOPs, HACCP plans, risk analysis and costings).
  • Coordinate 3rd party laboratory testing and report results.
  • Conducts and analyze internal and external sensory evaluations.
  • Manages R&D and sensory evaluation workspaces and R&D sample area.
  • Contribute to development and management of R&D budget.
  • Generate all finished product nutritional panel information and ingredient statements.
  • Adhere to GMP’s, Standard Operating Procedures, and Safety Regulations consistently.
  • Ensure compliance with plant safety standards and with applicable regulatory requirements while following the company’s Good Manufacturing Processes.

Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc degree in Food Science, Food Technology or related field
  • Master’s Degree is an added Advantage
  • 10 years’ experience in Product and Packaging Development, 4 of which should have been taken in a similar position.
  • Expertise in product development and new product innovation, with extensive Product Development/Food Science discipline
  • In depth knowledge of modern Research & Development Methodologies, Systems and Process.
  • Training in Product Development in a Food Manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of HACCP, ISO 22000 and its application in food industry
  • Knowledge of KEBS, US FDA and UK FSA regulations for the development of product labels
  • Strong passion for food and the drive to develop this passion throughout the organization
  • Customer focused expertise in the snacks and spices industry
  • Knowledge of western and ethnic snack foods and spices and the application of spices in cooking essential
  • Strong sensory evaluation and analysis skills
  • Prior experience in facilitation of group training desired
  • Strategic decision-making approach to business interests
  • High collaboration and project management skills
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills
  • Highly organized with a strong focus on detail and accuracy with the ability to thrive in a complex, high demand, evolving environment, requiring quick responsiveness; must be able to handle multiple priorities while maintaining focus on the bottom line
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of written and verbal skills and have excellent organization and presentation skills

How to apply

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV to careers@britesmanagement.com

Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.