Product Development/QC Manager | ez37 Solutions | Location: Ibadan
Type Full-time: Permanent
Leads the technical aspects of product development through the investigation, planning, execution, evaluating and reporting on new product / process development and improvement.
Independently initiates, investigates, and implements significant new formulations, recipes, process improvements, existing product improvement and cost savings projects.
Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning the application of new recipe and processing technologies.
Prepare new product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products.
This position initiates, evaluates, plans, directs, executes, implements, and reports on activities related to the development of new products, improvements or cost savings ideas.
Interface with NAFDAC and all related regulatory bodies, as it relates to new product development and factory regulations compliance; while ensuring stringent hygienic standards are met around new product lines
Stays apprised of new technologies, trends and processes in the food manufacturing industry, and advices as appropriate.
Develops understanding of all processes new to the organization; evaluates whether portions of such processes are applicable to other products.
Document and report on new product test runs/trials and results. Identify any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discuss with management team.
Maintains an accurate documentation of workflow and processes.
Ensuring legal obligations are followed and ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies and with health and safety guidelines.
Setting the requirements for raw materials from suppliers and monitoring their compliance.
Supervising inspectors, technicians, and other staff members and providing guidance.
Ensure that all Quality Operations SOPs are strictly adhered to; and review the SOPs as appropriate.
Acts as a technical consultant to all Food Manufacturing units of FoodCo on product formulation/processing and quality assurance issues related to assigned products.
Work collaboratively and develop strong relationships with cross functional teams including; Operations, and Procurement to solve key business issues and drive profitable growth.
Manage performance of reports and ensure that relevant training and development interventions are implemented to sustain performance.
Train team members/stakeholders and grow their capabilities on the products developed as needed for scaling up production and quality assurance lines.
Mentor and coach reports to ensure performance in the team is sustained
- Minimum of 5 years’ related working experience, across reputable food manufacturing organisations.
- Deep understanding of the Food Manufacturing market in Nigeria, and related consumer products.
- First degree or equivalent qualification in Food Science Technology
- Proven record and success in developing new products.
- Working knowledge across different aspects of Food Manufacturing such as confectioneries, ice creams, pastry, bakery, etc
- Working knowledge of related food manufacturing regulatory standards.
- Commercial awareness and market orientation
- Innovative and creative acumen
Application Closing Date : September 13, 2020
Method of Application
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