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  • Posted on: 17 April, 2019 Deadline: 19 April, 2019
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  • UnoCasa Limited - Our client is one of the most admired company in the Food & Beverage industry in Nigeria with over 38 years’ experience in building innovative brands, offering products that stand out as market leaders in their respective categories.

    Head, Research and Development

     

    Job Purpose

    • To plan, perform, and monitor all activities related to research & development, design, and testing/tasting of our products (Juice, Nectar, still drinks, dairy & snacks), incorporating technology, value engineering, and cost reduction measures.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the R&D functional deliveries starting from product concept development & proposal, preparing prototype sample, laboratory testing, and final approval to invest in the developed product.
    • Assess the requirements for new products based on the market needs in cooperation with Sales & Marketing department & MD
    • Lead NPI Process to improve on product range and keeping the product range up to date with the new trends market and phase out obsolete products.
    • Coordinate with concerned departments to update the product range with the developed product, e.g. Sales to promote the product, Manufacturing for process Design, Commercials for specifications & sourcing suppliers etc.
    • Perform complete review, verification, and validation for new products to ensure conformity to requirement and fitness for use.
    • Conduct product development trails, market studies, stability studies.
    • Lead Technology transfer process
    • Specifications & test methods development for RM / PM / FG & Support utilities in collaboration with concerned departments & Vendors
    • Responsible for compliance to local regulatory requirements related to product registration / certification.
    • Submit periodical reports to management showing the status of R&D progress.
    • Oversee all activities of laboratory testing, maintaining proper link and coordination between R&D, product design, testing activities.
    • Oversee the design review, verification and validation for the new products, to ensure conformity to specifications and fitness for use.
    • Oversee the evaluation of new components in accordance with design specification in coordination with Purchase and Quality Assurance Departments.
    • Establish product design reviews with the aim of simplifying the manufacturing operations, reducing manufacturing cost and possibility of product standardization.
    • To evaluate consumer feedback and drive improvements in product.

    Experience/Knowledge/Technical Skills Required
    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Graduate/ Post Graduate in Science / Food Technologist / Dairy Science / with 15-20 Years of post-qualification experience in food processing / R&D Operations. Additional Qualification in packaging Tech. shall be preferred
    • Leadership and Managerial essential with excellent communication and presentation Skills.
    • Outstanding data collection, analysis and documentation skills
    • Computer literate, proficient in using Microsoft office

    Technical Knowledge:

    • Food Processing, product life-cycle management, formulation, stability studies & specifications development
    • Technical knowledge on aseptic packaging technologies.
    • Knowledge of Local regulations and Foods laws
    • Knowledge of Validation process

    Key Behavioral Competencies Required:

    • Attention to detail.
    • Performance focus
    • Communication skill.

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    Head, Manufacturing Capability Training and Development

     

    Role, Responsibilities and Nature of Job

    • Plan, organizes and leads the factory team to achieve agreed objectives (safety, environmental, quality, cost and service).
    • Create skill grid matrix across roles (operator to manager) primarily in production, engineering, quality & logistics & warehousing.
    • Assesses skill gap for every Fixed term employee in operations and creates a plan (Training calendar) in conjunction with the function to bridge the gap.
    • Measures & drives Lead indicator in every function and thereby culture building through CI projects, Kaizens, BEC, TPM, 5S
    • Create and sustain centre of excellence in operations.
    • Measures & drives adherence to routines.
    • Identifies critical skill & competencies required for each role in operations.
    • Creates talent pool and bench strength across operations for all critical roles.
    • Creates induction, training (OTJ & Classroom), refresher course for every new employee in conjunction with HR.
    • Ensure adherence to all company principles and policies as well as local laws and regulations.
    • Drive Continuous improvement culture and high level of employee engagement at all levels in the factory.
    • Provide leadership and guidance in the development of people to provide a strong bench for back-fills.

    The Ideal Candidate

    • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Engineering or related field required.
    • Preferred 5+ years of experience with implementation of LEAN, TPM,TQM, Operational Excellence and 12-15 years of manufacturing experience preferably in Food & Beverage /bottling industry.
    • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
    • Possess in-depth knowledge of factory related and overall company cost structure. Focused, proactive, high integrity, and able to make difficult decisions.
    • Proven leadership, management and conflict resolution skills.
    • Excellent judgment and analytical skills.
    • Working knowledge of Capital Investments, Engineering and Project Management
    • Very good knowledge of beverage processing and aseptic technologies.
    • Good knowledge of Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance aspects of the CPG business.
    • Team player, Self- driven, Analytical, Process oriented, Set direction & inspire, Need to release energy
    • Need to work across boundary, Learning agility.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV to: jobs@unocasaltd.com using Head R&D as mail subject.

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