Product Development / QC Manager

Locations: Lagos and Oyo

Job Description

  • The Product Development/QC Manager will be responsible for leading efforts involved in new product/process development and improvements; coupled as well as Quality Control support responsibilities.

Product Development:

  • Leads the technical aspects of product development through the investigation, planning, execution, evaluating and reporting on new product / process development and improvement.
  • Independently initiates, investigates, and implements significant new formulations, recipes, process improvements, existing product improvement and cost savings projects.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning the application of new recipe and processing technologies.
  • Prepare new product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products.
  • This position initiates, evaluates, plans, directs, executes, implements, and reports on activities related to the development of new products, improvements or cost savings ideas.
  • Interface with NAFDAC and all related regulatory bodies, as it relates to new product development and factory regulations compliance; while ensuring stringent hygienic standards are met around new product lines
  • Stays apprised of new technologies, trends and processes in the food manufacturing industry, and advices as appropriate.
  • Develops understanding of all processes new to the organization; evaluates whether portions of such processes are applicable to other products.
  • Document and report on new product test runs/trials and results. Identify any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discuss with management team.
  • Maintains an accurate documentation of workflow and processes.

Quality Control:

  • Ensuring legal obligations are followed and ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies and with health and safety guidelines.
  • Setting the requirements for raw materials from suppliers and monitoring their compliance.
  • Supervising inspectors, technicians, and other staff members and providing guidance.
  • Ensure that all Quality Operations SOPs are strictly adhered to; and review the SOPs as appropriate.

Collaboration:

  • Acts as a technical consultant to all Food Manufacturing units of FoodCo on product formulation/processing and quality assurance issues related to assigned products.
  • Work collaboratively and develop strong relationships with cross functional teams including; Operations, and Procurement to solve key business issues and drive profitable growth.

Talent Management

  • Manage performance of reports and ensure that relevant training and development interventions are implemented to sustain performance.
  • Train team members/stakeholders and grow their capabilities on the products developed as needed for scaling up production and quality assurance lines.
  • Mentor and coach reports to ensure performance in the team is sustained.

Requirements/Education:

  • First Degree or equivalent qualification in Food Science Technology

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ related working experience, across reputable food manufacturing organisations.
  • Proven record and success in developing new products.
  • Deep understanding of the Food Manufacturing market in Nigeria, and related consumer products.
  • Working knowledge across different aspects of Food Manufacturing such as confectioneries, ice creams, pastry, bakery, etc
  • Working knowledge of related food manufacturing regulatory standards.
  • Commercial awareness and market orientation
  • Innovative and creative acumen.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and leadership skills.
  • Strong work ethics
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication and accountability skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skill

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2020.

Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to:careers@foodcoonline.com using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

 

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