Willers Solutions Limited - Our client, a reputable FMCG firm is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Food Technologist
- Develops new products leveraging expertise in food chemistry, food ingredient functionality and experimental design
- Manages and oversees R&D technical functions such as sensory, shelf life testing, legal label claims, product/packaging improvement
- Manages and develops scientific approaches to business needs in areas of flavor and microbial shelf life
- Provides product costs based on commodities, ingredients, and product formulations
- Responsible for sourcing ingredients and leveraging vendor expertise in ingredient functionality
- Develop and maintain product specification, ingredient statements, allergen information and formulas for seasoning blends; then incorporate respective information into the label design process as needed
- Participates in production trials and works with new product start-ups- ensure products are made to spec.
- Works with production personnel on scale up of new products, suggests initial order quantities for ingredients and packaging, obtain cost of materials
- Provides support on technical and / or quality issues
- Act as a technical resource to support quality issues, answer questions about products, production capabilities, labeling regulations
- Present new products to customers; often involves cooked preparation of multiple items or full meals
- General awareness of NAFDAC regulations, restricted / limited ingredients and approved processing procedures
- Optimizes cost / quality and process improvements contributing to increased product quality and profitability for the business
- Designs tests, interpret results and recommend next steps in product development
- Assists QA / QC in the analysis of product that generates customer complaints
- Minimum of B.Sc. Degree in Food Science and Technology is a MUST.
- Minimum of 5 years Cognate Experience years in a Food Manufacturing Firm (Bakery, Pastries, Confectioneries)
- Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety policies.
- Intermediate ability in Microsoft Office products, specifically Microsoft Excel.
Application Closing Date
19th November, 2020.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in "MS Word" to: [email protected] using "Food Technologist" as the email subject.