Product Developer Food Products - Randburg

*** Product Developer - Food Products ***

Top frozen food manufacturing firm seeks Product Developer - Food Products. To develop new frozen meat products.

Non-Negotiables (We will check):

* BEE: Open, but preference for African

* Expert in Food Innovation
* New Product Development and Launching
* Food Science and Specialised Cooking
* Technical Sales of Products to Retailers
* Results Orientated
* Take Accountability Person
* 3 years New Food Concept Ideation
* 3 years Food R&D
* 3 years Food Science and Specialised Cooking
* 3 years Liaising with Retail Buyers

What the person must be able to do:

This role is in the frozen food manufacturing sector. All duties would take place in this context.

* Conceptualise new products
* Develop concepts and kitchen samples
* Sourcing of Raw Materials and Ingredients
* Product costing (Materials + Manufacturing)
* Technical sales to retailers

Key Job Deliverables:

* Create & Launch Innovative Market Leading Meat Products
* Ensure Products are Profitable
* Adhere to Company Best Practices and Processes

Background work experience:

* 3 years New Food Concept Ideation
* 3 years Food R&D
* 3 years Food Science and Specialised Cooking
* 3 years Liaising with Retail Buyers
* Degree Food Science or Consumer Science
* Expert in Food Innovation
* Coming up with unique food concepts for the market
* Developing food concepts from idea to finished product and launching product
* Utilising best practices in Food Science and Cooking to develop delicious products
* Presenting products to retailers to excite them about the concepts
* Advantageous: Meat Product R&D

Personality Summary:

* High Driver - Ambitious, Results Orientated Go-getter. Self-Starter. Makes things happen.
* Moderate Expressive - People person, charming, persuasive
* Moderate Analytical - Strong with analysis, metrics, data and fact based decision making.

Benefits of this Role:

* Independent work culture
* Industry leader
* You can make your mark here

Reports to: Head R&D
Location: North Riding, Johannesburg

Salary: Market Related. In the Range of R240K to R600K per annum. Highly exceptional more senior candidates may be considered.

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Reference: j607

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