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FOOD TECHNOLOGIST - 369725
Manufacturing / Production / Trade
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
The candidate will be involved in new product development as well as improvements to our existing range and solving product questions relating to the production process.
Duties & Responsibilities
Developing new products from concept to launch according to the supplied brief, including management of costings, Nutritionals, specifications, documentation and preparation for photoshoots.
Searching the market for trends and new product ideas.
Reformulating existing products for product improvements, cost-saving, best practice in clean-labelling and technical changes.
Lab and production trials, launch productions and training of production staff.
Designing, conducting and documenting sensory evaluations and tastings.
Liaison with the Marketing Department in respect of concepts, packaging and the process of new product development.
Compiling and checking ingredient lists, packaging information and specifications.
Reporting and keeping complete record documents.
Taking responsibility for all matters concerning sustainability and clean labelling.
A food safety team member and acting as a liaison to the Quality Assurance Department concerning GMP, HACCP, FSSC/ISO standards, specifications, customer complaints and other quality matters.
Factory support in any product-related technical challenges and production process improvements.
Representing the department in different meetings.
Desired Experience & Qualification
A degree or equivalent (or higher will be advantageous) in Food Technology, Nutritional sciences / Dietetics with an added advantage for Quality management.
Experience with quality management, microbiology and legislative requirements.
Experience in supplier auditing and related fields.
Proficient in MS Project.
A recognised training skills course completed.
Having worked in related fields to the food FMCG manufacturing environment, e.g. marketing, presentation and promotion of existing and new products.