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JUNIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPER - 364780
JUNIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPER
FMCG / Retail / Wholesale
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
The primary focus of this role will be to assist the NPD team in making this FMCG Company a leader in Innovation through assisting with new product, packaging and
formulation development from research of ideas and idea generation to launch of
Duties & Responsibilities
Assisting the NPD manager and NPD technologist with the coordination of various NPD projects
Assist NPD technologist in developing recipes for new products specific to the requirements of each of our customers.
Assist the NPD manager and NPD technologist with loading new recipes and/ or adjusting existing recipes on recipe master
Make up and deliver kitchen samples to customers.
Execute exploratory development of new product ideas.
Manage documentation relating to but not limited to trials and product development going through the factory/ kitchen; specifically tasting sheets, nutritional analysis, project feedback from customers, couriers, invoices and analytical results
Manages all external testing including but not limited to: nutrition, shelf life, bacillus testing
Assists in getting BRIX, butterfat and other analytical results from the lab for kitchen and factory trials
Assists in making kitchen samples for all factory trials and first productions
Stock keeping of all tasting cups and packaging for kitchen trials
Maintaining clean and well-organized flavour cupboards and NPD section of the cage
Assist NPD manager when preparing for presenting to customers.
Assist NPD manager with new product ideas and innovations, contributing to blue-sky meetings and keeping the innovation tunnel full
Assist the NPD technologist in filtering down information related to NPD to relevant departments within the organisation.
Managing communication and production schedules with the retort team and flavoured milk section
Briefing in suppliers on new or existing projects
Assist NPD technologist to conduct supplier meetings
Purchase and serve lunches, snacks and other meals for colleagues and other departments that require it.
Limited to audits, visiting customers, Exec, Board meetings and assisting the MD and Ops Director where requested
Desk research and concept development.
Conduct consumer research where required.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Qualification in one of the following would be an advantage: Food Technology;
Food Science, Consumer Science.
Incumbent would need to be passionate about food (i.e. Foodie)
Possible experience would include: project management; product development; research and development; marketing.
Experience in an FMCG environment is advantageous
Previous experience in food technology
Computer literacy: Excel/Word/Power Point and MS Project