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Research and Development Officer Job at Fastizers Food and Confectionery Limited

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Fastizers Food and Confectionery Limited started with its first production of cookies 5 years ago, desiring to cater to its immediate community. This first batch of home-made Fastizers Cookies, produced with less than N1,000, got so much positive feedback it inspired the production of subsequent batches, however still on a small scale from a home-kitchen.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research and Development Officer

Location: Ogun

Job Description

  • Research current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts.
  • Design and develop products & processes while ensuring Food Safety for consumers, fulfilling regulatory requirements and complying with Fastizers Quality Policies
  • Design the processes and machinery for making products with a consistent flavour, colour and texture.
  • Develop new recipes as per management requirements.
  • Modify existing products and processes and develop new ones
  • Prepare product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products
  • Run trials of new products
  • Document and report on test runs and results. Identify any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discuss with management team.
  • Coordinate launches of new products
  • Connect and use network to develop better and faster products & processes
  • Work on packaging innovation and technology
  • Coordinate with external vendors for ingredients and other material needs in order to fulfill organizational needs
  • Work collaboratively and develop strong relationships with cross functional teams including; QA, Operations, and Procurement to solve key business issues and drive profitable growth.
  • Actively participating in and encouraging improvement initiatives that improve our win rate and improve our new product scale up.
  • Maintain high accurate documentation of the product development process

Quality:

  • Implement quality standards for the biscuits produced
  • Ensure that strict hygiene food safety standards are met and quality programs are followed.
  • Seeks to continuously improve production and R&D processes through best practice.
  • Check and improve safety and quality control procedures in the organization and suppliers’ factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • B.Tech Food Technology or related discipline
  • Vast knowledge of biscuit/confectionery industry
  • Knowledge of biscuits raw materials and processes
  • Product Development
  • Creative &Innovative thinking
  • Must be able to multi-task working on multiple items at any time
  • Packaging Development and Formulation
  • Analytical analysis of ingredients.
  • Innovation
  • Excellent communication &Interpersonal skills
  • Effective team player
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in similar role (Biscuit/Confectionery)
  • Must be willing to live in Agbara or environs.

Deadline: 14th June, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV to: recruitment@fastizers.com using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.

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