Food Technologist in Reputable FMCG Firm

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Willers Solutions Limited – Our client, a reputable FMCG Firm is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Food Technologist

Location:  Lagos,
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Develops new products leveraging expertise in food chemistry, food ingredient functionality and experimental design
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Requirements

  • 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 (Seasonings, Sauces, Spices & Custom Blends, Breading & Batter, Marinades, Meat Solutions)
  • Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety policies.
  • Intermediate ability in Microsoft Office products, specifically Microsoft Excel.

Deadline: 20th April, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in Ms word Format to:  [email protected]  using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Note:  Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.

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