Research and Development Technologist

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Job Description

  • Assess the feasibility of new & renovation projects including draft recipe design, manufacturing feasibility, development timelines, cost estimation, sensory profile, physical properties and packaging of proposed products
  • Development of approved products from bench-top samples to scaled-up trials where required, according to the agreed timeline and product brief from client
  • Sourcing of ingredients and packaging where required
  • Coordination of all internal and external testing for new products and packaging where required
  • Ensure regulatory compliance of products
  • Communicate project progress internally and externally, dealing with all client queries and requests and ensuring final product and packaging is approved
  • Maintain up to date product folders
  • Ensure label compliance according to country specific legislation
  • Ensure internal approval of all labels by Operations, arranging samples and factory testing where required.
  • Assist with the streamlining of label sizes and materials used during the development process in order to ensure optimal quality at     optimal cost
  • Maintain awareness of market, consumer and competitor activity to identify potential business opportunities

Key Competencies

Education and skills

  • Tertiary Qualification in Food Science 
  • Above average command in English and Afrikaans
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, E-mail)

Experience 

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a product development role with a background in label legislation

Interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail/accuracy
  • Organised
  • Responsible
  • Practical
  • Initiative
  • Self-driven

We invite candidates to forward their comprehensive CV’s to the Human Resources via e-mail at careers@soill.co.za to reach us by no later than Friday, 29 September 2017.