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R&d / New Product Development Specialist – Food / Spice Ingredient - Manufacturing, South Africa

South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa
Last update 2024-04-15
Expires 2024-04-15
ID #2074086585
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R&d / New Product Development Specialist – Food / Spice Ingredient - Manufacturing, South Africa
South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa,
Modified March 16, 2024

Description

Minimum requirements for the role: A tertiary qualification in food science/food technology or related is essential for this role.

Previous experience having worked in an R&D or technical role within the food and or meat processing or related industries is preferred for the role.

The company is happy to train a food sciences graduate with no experience in the role.

Previous experience formulating products with an understanding of meat processing and meat blocks if pref.

Must have good English communication skills both verbal and written.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: Handle all R&D and product development on a variety of food, spices and meat products as well as have the ability to troubleshoot a variety of products at customer sites within the meat processing and food manufacturing markets.

Expand the company’s product offering by developing new, innovative and cost-effective products.

Research new technology and industry trends.

Liaise and work with customers to determine their requirements and develop tailored products as per their requests.

Initiate technical solutions to product issues and troubleshooting at customer sites by conducting factory trials.

Formulating ideas and strategies to improve on problem areas with regard to certain spice ingredient products.

Driving new product and service opportunities for customers alongside the sales team.

Developing new products for new markets the company wants to enter.

Conducting on-site testing and evaluation of products as requested by customers.

Implementing quality control/assurance systems to increase production output and shelf life of products.

Handling new product development and troubleshooting with key customers in order to get new innovative product lines, to improve current products and to assist where there may be issues on their product ranges.

Salary package, including benefits, is highly negotiable depending on experience gained.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: R&d / new product development specialist – food / spice ingredient - manufacturing

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