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  • Posted: May 30, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Promasidor was founded in 1979 by Robert Rose, who left the United Kingdom in 1957 for Zimbabwe to pursue his African dream. As Chairman of Allied Lyons Africa for over 20 years, he travelled extensively across Africa and gained a unique and thorough knowledge of the food industry throughout the continent. In particular he noticed a lack of availability of t...
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    Supervisor - Research and Development

    JOB PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES

    • Responsible for bench work activities around new product development, product reformulation, pilot plant operation and factory scale-up trials.
    • Responsible for sensory evaluation of raw materials and finished products.
    • Ensure completion of bench work activities, shelf life studies and development of product prototypes within agreed timelines.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ACTIVITIES

    • Carry out bench work activities around innovation and development of formulation prototypes for new product development projects.
    • Perform bench work activities around optimization and improvement of existing PNG formulations for both quality and margin delivery.
    • Support activities around claim substantiation and nutritional labeling for new products along with product instructional information.
    • Support development, validation, release, maintenance and review of technical specifications for raw materials and finished products.
    • Conduct the physical and sensory evaluation of potential raw materials prior to approval for use.
    • Support the management of the technical aspects of development, pre qualification and integration of suppliers or raw materials and ingredients.
    • Carry out internal sensory sessions from sample preparation, questionnaire preparation, panelist selection, sample administration, statistical analysis and report writing.
    • Support factory acceptance trials to ensure smooth production scale-up from laboratory-scale and pilotscale to factory level.
    • Support activities around the operation and maintenance of the R&D Extrusion pilot plant for new product and process development.
    • Support the development, modification and implementation of test methods for product and raw material evaluation.
    • Set up trial methodology to track and monitor shelf life and product/pack stability for new and reformulated products.
    • Support the maintenance and continual certification of the PNG Food Safety Management System to the requirements of ISO 22000 standards.
    • R&D Laboratory, raw material and sample management.
    • Supervise the R&D pilot plant operative and Interns.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    • A University degree in Food Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and other relevant disciplines.
    • Minimum of 3 years experience in Research and Development in FMCG (Food and Beverages).

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    • Practical knowledge of New product development.
    • Proficiency in laboratory food chemical/proximate.
    • Analysis & testing.
    • Sensory evaluation and shelf-life studies.
    • Technical standards and specification.
    • Proficiency in Ms word and Excel.
    • Communication skills.
    • Computer proficiency.
    • Food Processing techniques.
    • Food and food ingredients.
    • Data analysis.
    • Report writing

    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

    • Team Player.
    • Attention to details.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Relationship Management.
    • Decision Making.
    • Multi-tasking

     

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    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Promasidor on www.linkedin.com to apply

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